Beyonce opens cosmetology center in Brooklyn

(AP) - The president of Brooklyn has declared Beyoncean official Brooklynite.

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

The superstar visited the New York City borough Friday for theopening of the Beyonce Cosmetology Center at a residentialsubstance 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 programsgeared toward women. She said her mother's Houston salon helped somany people feel good about themselves and better their lives.

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

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