After hearing about Miss New York, I came across this quote from Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz on the newly crowned Miss America who lives in Windsor Terrace but hails from the lovely state of Alabama.
“That’s Brooklyn chutzpah,” said Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn borough president, who has met Ms. Hagan a few times. “Who’s more Brooklyn — somebody that voluntarily decided to leave wherever they lived and chose Brooklyn to live and reside and whatever? Or someone who was born and raised here and decided to leave us?
Sorry Mr. President, I totally disagree with you.
Being born and raised in Brooklyn and “deciding” to leave is just as much Brooklyn as moving there and living there for five years.
I’m thrilled to death about Mallory and her recent accomplishment but I would go up against any newbie in Windsor Terrace and discuss the history of our borough!