Beyonce loved in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) - The president of Brooklyn has declared Beyonce
an official Brooklynite.

Borough President Marty Markowitz said Beyonce is a Brooklynite
by marriage and by moxie. Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, is from

The superstar visited the New York City borough Friday for the
opening of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at a residential
substance abuse treatment center.

The Phoenix House offers programs for residents in carpentry,
building maintenance, computer technology and culinary arts.

Beyonce said she thought it also should have more programs
geared toward women. She said her mother's Houston salon helped so
many people feel good about themselves and better their lives.

Beyonce first spent time at Phoenix House when preparing for the
role of Etta James in the 2008 film, "Cadillac Records."

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