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Jonathan Lethem And Other Notable Hometown Departures

10/01/2010 07:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brooklyn scribe Jonathan Lethem, who earlier this week announced he is moving to California to become the Roy Edward Disney Professor in Creative Writing at Pomona College, revealed that he is writing a new outer-borough epic - on Queens. Some are incensed that Brooklyn's most Brooklyny Jonathan is futzing around with other zip codes, but perhaps the greater betrayal is that Lethem left the city he so diligently canonized.

Lethem, however, is only one in a string of notable New Yorkers who have recently fled. Below, see others and vote on the one New York misses most.

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