Anyone who is anyone was born or raised in Brooklyn. It’s a bold claim, but true! Our borough is home to the world’s most talented musicians, actors, business people and politicians. Here’s what some of them say about growing up in Brooklyn.
“I’m from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, if you say, ‘I’m dangerous’, you’d better be dangerous.”
“I knew what the Dodgers uniform represented as a kid growing up in Brooklyn.”
“I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway.”
“I came up in Brooklyn singing doo-wop music from the time I was 13 to the time I was 20. That music served a purpose of keeping a lot of people out of trouble, and also it was a passport from one neighborhood to another.”
Howard Schultz – CEO of Starbucks
“It’s ironic that no matter where I go, I meet people from Brooklyn. I’m proud of that heritage. It’s where I’m from, who I am.”
“I was a Yankee fan in Brooklyn because my father was a Yankee fan. And my father was required to live in Brooklyn with my mother’s family, who were all Dodger fans. So he was surrounded by Dodger fans. He was a Yankee fan. So his revenge was to make me a Yankee fan.”
“Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn’t change that experience for anything.”
Learning more about celebrities is always fun (even if we don’t always want to admit it). Taking you to famous movie locations and sharing fun stories about famous people is a huge part of our tours. Hop on the bus and see for yourself!