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Midtown »

Kenan Thompson of 'SNL' Dishes on Cast Parties

Kenan Thompson has been a cast member on SNL since 2003 and lives in Midtown.

About this feature

Celebrities are not like us, but when it comes to New York, they certainly live among us. Famous Neighbors plucks stars out of Hollywood and grounds them in their hood. Find out where they like to eat, shop and drink in the neighborhoods they love as much as you do. And don't blame us if a beloved neighborhood joint suddenly becomes a hotbed of star-spotting.

Williamsburg »

Performer Murray Hill Talks Burlesque, Brooklyn and Too Much Glitter

Murray Hill and his "Rat Pack of misfits" is performing Saturday night.

Upper East Side »

Chef Daniel Boulud Dishes on His Favorite NYC Restaurants

The award-winning chef told us what he orders at Greek diners.

Upper East Side »

Actress Lois Robbins on Filming Soaps in the City

The lifelong New Yorker with her own cabaret show told us which uptown spot is "just so yum."

Upper East Side »

Designer Betsey Johnson Talks Fashion, Food and Museums

The longtime New Yorker chatted about which neighborhood she thinks has retained its authenticity.

Cobble Hill »

Fashion Week Model Escapes Pickup Scene in Cobble Hill

Brooklynite Kel Markey says Cobble Hill is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan.

Bed-Stuy »

Les Nubians Talk About Bars and Cafes in Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy is home to artists Talib Kweli, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and R&B band Les Nubians.

Upper West Side »

Cyndi Lauper Shares Neighborhood Gems and Favorite Nightclubs

The Ozone Park native explains why "Manhattan is becoming a bedroom community."

East Village »

SNL's Rachel Dratch Recommends East Village Haunts

The comedian gives us a virtual tour of the area she's called home for 12 years.

Upper West Side »

Yoko Ono Chooses Her Trips Through Central Park Wisely

The icon of the Upper West Side chats about her life inside the Dakota.

Brooklyn Heights »

The Subway is One of Paul Giamatti's 'Favorite Things'

But the Oscar-nominated actor's passion has been lessened by the R train disruption.

Clifton »

Straight from Shaolin, Wu-Tang Clan's U-God Talks About His Hometown

Part of the legendary rap group that put Staten Island on the map, U-God still loves New York.

Financial District »

Rapper Eve Says the Financial District Is On the Money

The Grammy-winning Philadelphia native keeps a pied-à-terre in the Financial District.

Fort Greene »

Actress Gaby Hoffman's Fort Greene

The 31-year-old makes her comeback with the new film "Crystal Fairy" and appearances in HBO's "Girls."

DUMBO »

Fisher Stevens Dodges the Bikes and Strollers of DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

The actor-turned-producer discusses baby-movers and Citi Bikes in DUMBO.

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