Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist and novelist, dies

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Legendary New York columnist and novelist Pete Hamill has died he was eighty five Hamel had a long time love affair with his hometown New York my downtown is everything from Times Square downtown all the way to the battery panel was considered one of the last great crusading columnist you spoke to the AP in two thousand five about all the different neighborhoods in New York it was always a district of breweries that was a district of the meat markets they would describe districts of politicians that would district where the rich live and eventually with the poor live besides the people on the street he hung out with people like John Lennon and won a Grammy for his liner notes to Bob Dylan's blood on the tracks Pete Hamill died in Brooklyn from heart and kidney failure I'm a Donahue

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