Brooklyn people

November 18, 2017

One of the pioneers of the entertainment industry barely made it past high school and dropped out of college after his second semester. 

But David Geffen didn’t realize that dyslexia kept him from a proper education. By that time, the... read more

October 06, 2017

Lana Michelle Moorer is Hip Hop’s biggest ambassador but the casual fan wouldn't even recognize her or  her stage name.

MC Lyte was born and raised in Brooklyn and began rapping when she was 12 years old. She connected with her childhood... read more

August 24, 2017

This season of MasterChef has been highlighted by one of Brooklyn’s own sons. 

Dino Angelo Luciano wasn’t born in the Brooklyn — he was birthed in California — but his all family were Brooklyn-born and he moved to Bensonhurst when he was 1... read more

July 22, 2017

The moment of clarity came in an apartment in Red Hook in the early 1960s. The Beatles were performing one of the their first hits, “She Loves You” on the Ed Sullivan show.

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July 01, 2017

There’s plenty of famed authors to come out of Brooklyn — the list is pretty lengthly in fact. 

But there is one local author making some noise with his reimagining of a... read more

June 02, 2017

The ties to James Brown are very close and dear for Sharon Jones. 

The Jones family originated from Augusta, Georgia, the childhood town of the legendary singer. In fact,... read more