Italian Heritage Month Your Favorite Italian Celebrities from Brooklyn

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October is Italian Heritage Month and if there’s one thing we know in Brooklyn, it’s our Italian heritage. Heck, NYC has the largest Italian population in the country. In Brooklyn, you’ll find Italian neighborhoods everywhere like Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst (which is known as Brooklyn’s “Little Italy”). And you can see the influence from places […]

Back to School with Famous Alumni of Lafayette High

Famous Alumni

Before Rhea Perlman made us laugh on Cheers or Sandy Koufax became one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, they attended Lafayette High School in the Bath Beach section of Brooklyn. The school is shown during the chase scene of the Academy Award-winning movie The French Connection (you’ll see the location on our Pizza Tour). Before closing down in […]

Famous People Who Love Nathan’s Hot Dogs

Nathan's Hot Dogs

In 1916, Polish immigrants Nathan and Ida Handwerker opened a hot dog stand in Coney Island with $300 and Ida’s secret spice recipe. That hot dog, and Nathan’s, became the most famous hot dog in the world with restaurants across the globe, products in every supermarket in America and millions of fans. Have you been […]

What Celebrities Have to Say About Brooklyn

A Slice of Brooklyn bus tours

Brooklyn is one of the most incredible places in the world and it’s no wonder why. From the people, food and movie locations it’s no surprise that celebrities of all types have had something to say about it. Take a look! “People from Brooklyn grow up with a certain common sense. If it doesn’t ring true, […]

Your Favorite Old School Comedians from Brooklyn

A Slice of Brooklyn bus tours

Anyone who’s anyone comes from Brooklyn: actors, singers, musicians and the best comedians of all time. Let’s take a look at the most incredible, old school Brooklyn comics and some of their experiences growing up in the borough. Joan Rivers Joan Rivers was born in Brooklyn and raised in Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, where […]

Go Back to School with Famous Erasmus Hall High Alumni

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Before Neil Diamond sang “Sweet Caroline”… Before Moe Howard made us laugh in “The Three Stooges”… Before Babs stole our hearts in “The Way We Were”… They were all students at Erasmus Hall High School in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn! The original Erasmus Hall Academy was the oldest high school in the state of […]

Cool Celebrity Quotes About Growing Up in Brooklyn – Part 2

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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. Learning more about celebrities is always fun (even if we don’t always want to admit […]

More Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

Green-Wood Cemetery

You’d probably never think a cemetery would be “the place to be”, but anyone who was anyone in New York during the 20th century is buried at historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Artist such as Jean-Michel Basquit and Leonard Bernstein to notorious criminals like Boss Tweed, were laid to rest in Brooklyn’s most beautiful cemetery. Here are […]

Famous People Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

Green-Wood cemetery entrance

Have you been to Green-Wood Cemetery? Its beauty is only matched by its history, art, architecture and residents. If you’ve never been, it’s a must see. If you’ve been, then you know. Green-Wood was built before Central Park and was part of the rural cemetery movement, which believed in creating cemeteries that were like parks. […]