Back in the day, I mean,you would buy papers to see
what Jimmy Breslin’s saying,y’know?
And Pete Hamill.These guys were like superstars.MAN 1:
They were everywhere.LEE:People saw them as
the voice of true New Yorkers.MAN 2:Hamill was like a poet
of New York.Once, there was another city
here, and now it is gone.-The lost city of New York.
-(SIRENS BLARING) And Breslin would give you
the…She held a thick textbook
against her face.He put the gun against
the textbook and shot.(GUNSHOT) MAN 3:
Jimmy revolutionized the column.MAN 4:
He’s like a mad scientist.Everybody would walk
on eggshellsbecause he was writing.MAN 5:Pete somehow managed
to be editor of boththeNew York Daily News
and theNew York Post.MAN 6:He had this almost
movie star life.MAN 5: Sometimes they were
colleagues at the same paper,sometimes they were rivals,but they were always
good friends.We were doing the same thing
against the world.