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Cool Celebrity Quotes About Growing Up in Brooklyn – Part 1

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“I come from nowhere Brooklyn, New York. Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These days Williamsburg is kind of a hip area, but when I grew up there, the taxi drivers wouldn’t even go over the bridge, it was so dangerous.”

– Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is from Brooklyn

 

“There’s a certain type of character that you can’t help but come in contact with growing up and living in Brooklyn and Long Island. A certain mixture of moxie, heart, and a wise guy sense of humor.”

– Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi quote about Brooklyn

 

“I think of myself as a girl from Brooklyn.”

– Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand quote about Brooklyn

 

“Home was Brooklyn, New York. Eastern Parkway and New York Avenue, which was known as Doctor’s Row. All doctors, so it was great to get sick. It was wonderful. We were right off of Eastern Parkway, which was all leafy and green. Everybody knew everybody. It was a terrific place. You could ride your bike. You were totally safe.”

– Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers on growing up in Brooklyn

 

“I didn’t appreciate Brooklyn until I left it.”

– Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez quote about Brooklyn

 

“I was never a ‘bad’ kid, but I did get into minor juvenile trouble. Look, I grew up in Brooklyn. This was the ’60s, and the neighborhood was rapidly changing and not without its problems. All the kids of the neighborhood ‘did their thing,’ breaking windows and the like. I was no different.”

– William Forsythe

William Forsythe grew up in Brooklyn

 

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