Brooklyn becoming new celebrity locale

Aug. 6, 2006 at 7:19 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Celebrities, including film actors Heath Ledger and Jennifer Connelly, are flocking to live in the New York borough of Brooklyn, a report says.

The New York Post said Brooklyn, with its brownstone buildings and its noticeable distance from the public spotlight, is increasing its celebrity population as more stars seek a low-profile residence.

Famed musicians such as Mos Def and Busta Rhymes have recently come to call the borough home, as have the members of the quirky rock band They Might Be Giants.

Many of the area's celebrities are set to be featured in author Anthony LaSala and photographer Seth Kushner's new book "The Brooklynites," which will focus on area residents in familiar locales, the newspaper said.

The Post said among those celebrities to be featured in the new book will be actor Steve Buscemi, rapper Matisyahu, and "The Ice Storm" author Rick Moody.

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