New York City has long been recognized as a town filled with famous faces. Not only have hundreds of public figures and multi-talented people been born in the Big Apple, but many continue to live in NYC because they’re able to blend in and live side by side with other New Yorkers. From writers, television and film stars to musical legends, countless celebrities choose to call NYC home, and these ten are some of our favorites.
This hilarious comedian/actor and star of Seinfeld has been living in the city that never sleeps for years. Unsurprisingly, although the comedian’s hit sitcom was about everything New York, much of it wasn’t filmed in the city, but rather, in a studio in Los Angeles. Still, the show will go down as one of the funniest of all time, and of course, the Brooklyn native still resides in NYC with his family.
Sarah Jessica Parker
No, she’s not Carrie Bradshaw, but she does live the New York life with hubby Matthew Broderick and their three children. Parker has made it clear that she loves the city and being a New Yorker, so it’s no surprise that she has continued to hang her hat in the Village.
This one should be obvious. Mr. Manhattan himself has written a multitude of love letters to New York, so why wouldn’t he live there? The truth is, Allen has called the Upper East Side home for decades.
Born and raised in NYC, Wilde recently took the leap from Manhattan over the river to live in Brooklyn. The House star shares a home with actor Jason Sudeikis and their son Otis (and soon-to-be-born baby number two) in the beautiful Clinton Hill neighborhood.
The Saturday Night Live star lives on West End Avenue with her husband and children. Known most recently for creating UnBreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Upper Darby native and sketch comedy queen continues to make us all laugh through her writing, acting, and directing.
Robert De Niro
As one of the founders of the TriBeCa Film Festival, De Niro was a driving force in Lower Manhattan’s revitalization after 9/11. We know him most for his iconic roles in films like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Godfather Part II, for which he won an Oscar. The Greenwich Village native has become synonymous with NYC, and loves the city and what it stands for, and will always be a New Yorker.
You guessed it – when the material girl isn’t jet-setting around the globe, she lives in Manhattan (on East 81st Street, to be exact). According to some of her neighbors, they rarely, if ever grab a sighting of the legendary pop-star, who built a gated triple-wide townhouse on the Upper East Side.
This British music man no doubt spends a fair amount of time in his homeland, but when he’s in the US, he and his wife Trudie Styler share a penthouse facing Central Park.
An accomplished actor and musician, Kevin Bacon might have been born in Philly, but he is definitely a New Yorker. In fact, he’s lived on the Upper West Side since 1976. He owns a co-op with wife Kyra Sedgwick, and can occasionally be spotted out and about in the neighborhood.
A host of celebrities have lived in Taylor Swift’s building at 155 Franklin Street in TriBeCa, so the property boasts a certain amount of star power. Now that the singing style icon owns penthouse there, her famous friends have a cool spot to chill out and shake it off.