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Jimmy Breslin funeral: Photos from the Upper West Side service

The funeral service for Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin was held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the Upper West Side Wednesday afternoon.

Breslin died in his home on March 19. He was 88.

The self-described “street reporter” was born in Queens and wrote about New York City for decades.

Scroll down to see photos from his funeral.

Deirdre Breslin, left, the sister of Pulitzer Prize-winning
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Deirdre Breslin, left, the sister of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, arrives for her brother's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Breslin was, along with authors such as Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese and Hunter S. Thompson, credited as one of the founders of the "New Journalism" of the 1970s that melded literary devices with shoe-leather reporting.

Actor and writer Malachy McCourt, second from left,
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Actor and writer Malachy McCourt, second from left, arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Ronnie Eldridge, center, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning
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Ronnie Eldridge, center, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, hugs former NYPD Det. Bill Clark, who befriended her husband during the Son of Sam case, before the start of her husband's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Patrick Breslin, center, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning
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Patrick Breslin, center, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, exits his father's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly exits the Church
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Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly exits the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Patrick Ridges exits the Church of the Blessed
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Patrick Ridges exits the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

People gather in a theater at the Church
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People gather in a theater at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Journalist Bill Moyers exits the Church of the
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Journalist Bill Moyers exits the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Patrick Breslin, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist
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Patrick Breslin, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, hugs a fellow mourner during a gathering after his father's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Patrick Ridges exits the Church of the Blessed
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Patrick Ridges exits the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Singer Tony Bennett leaves the Church of the
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Singer Tony Bennett leaves the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo exits the
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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo exits the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Matilda Cuomo, center, and her son Chris, leave
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Matilda Cuomo, center, and her son Chris, leave the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan after a funeral Mass for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Singer Tony Bennett, left, arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning
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Singer Tony Bennett, left, arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Ronnie Eldridge, center, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Ronnie Eldridge, center, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, arrives for her husband's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Breslin was, along with authors such as Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese and Hunter S. Thompson, credited as one of the founders of the "New Journalism" of the 1970s that melded literary devices with shoe-leather reporting.

Ronnie Eldridge, center, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Ronnie Eldridge, center, the widow of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, arrives for her husband's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Patrick Breslin, center, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Patrick Breslin, center, the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin, arrives for his father's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Former New York State first lady Matilda Cuomo
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Former New York State first lady Matilda Cuomo arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly
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Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly arrives for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jimmy Breslin's funeral Mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

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