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.

Larry King

“I’m from Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, if you say, ‘I’m dangerous’, you’d better be dangerous.”

Larry King Quote Brooklyn

Joe Torre

“I knew what the Dodgers uniform represented as a kid growing up in Brooklyn.”

Joe Torre quote Brooklyn

Barbra Streisand

“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.”

Barbra Streisand quote Brooklyn

Richie Havens

“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.”

Richie Havens quote Brooklyn

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.”

Howard Schulz quote Brooklyn

Rudy Giuliani

“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.”

Rudy Giuliani quote Brooklyn

Neil Diamond

“Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn’t change that experience for anything.”

Neil Diamond quote Brooklyn

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