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Leaving Brooklyn? ‘Fugheddaboudit!’

July 23, 2003

NEW YORK (AP) _ Highway signs will soon encourage drivers on their way out of the Brooklyn borough to ``fugheddaboudit.″

Borough President Marty Markowitz created the signs as ``another great example of the Brooklyn attitude″ that would give people one last chance to ``turn their cars around and stay in the promised land.″

``Once you enter Brooklyn, there’s no good reason why you should ever leave,″ Markowitz said.

The 5-foot-by-8-foot signs read ``Leaving Brooklyn, Fugheddaboudit,″ and will be installed by the end of the week at exit points on the Gowanus Expressway, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Belt Parkway.

Markowitz created signs last year to welcome motorists to the borough, with phrases like, ``Where New York City Begins!″ and ``Not Just A Borough, An Experience.″

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