BREAKING: Legendary Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin dead at 86 https://t.co/EDLptqah7n pic.twitter.com/tUTZSC157f— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 19, 2017
"Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied," writing newspaper columns https://t.co/Aw3iHcofP4— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 19, 2017
Favorite piece of campaign journalism remains Breslin's account of his 1969 mayoral run and Lindsay's New York https://t.co/ie8y4gf5sy— Ross Barkan (@RossBarkan) March 19, 2017
Not a day I walk into this White House without thinking 'How the hell would Jimmy deal with these guys?' https://t.co/GGxhk6NP4y— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) March 19, 2017
According to Wikipedia, during Breslin's 1969 campaign for NYC Council President, he advocated for NYC becoming the 51st State, legalizing casino gambling, possibly located on Roosevelt Island:
... a casino would be built on either Randall's Island, Roosevelt Island, or Coney Island, with tax revenues going directly to the City-State....