Famous Neighbors

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.

Eltingville »

Local Band Cymbals Eat Guitars on the Best Venues in NYC

Cymbals Eat Guitars plays the Knitting Factory Dec. 12.

Midtown »

Party Man Andrew W.K. on Life in New York City

Andrew W.K. isn't as devastated by the recent closings of indie music venues as you would think.

Upper West Side »

Food Network Host Ellie Krieger Talks Upper West Side Food Scene

The cookbook author and nutritionist is a native New Yorker and a longtime Upper West Sider.

Flatiron »

Designer Vivienne Tam Wants Your Help to Find Her Next Runway Model

Tam is sifting through a raft of online candidates to find a model for her spring fashion week show.

Lower East Side »

America Ferrera Talks Life on the LES and Her Film at Tribeca

The actress and her husband/director Ryan Piers Williams talk about their lives on the Lower East Side.

Midtown »

Kenan Thompson of 'SNL' Dishes on Cast Parties

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

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.