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Famous Neighbors

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Cyndi Lauper Shares Neighborhood Gems and Favorite Nightclubs

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

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.

East Village »

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

Upper West Side »

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

Brooklyn Heights »

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

Clifton »

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

Financial District »

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

Fort Greene »

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


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

Central Harlem »

Blow puts "The Breaks" on the negative when discussing Harlem's development.

Gramercy »

The singer-songwriter hits Chelsea for his "gym-age" and finds stinky ginkgo trees annoying.

Bed-Stuy »

This member of folk-singing royalty prefers the spacious Brooklyn digs to a Manhattan shoebox.

Lower East Side »

The beloved actor who grew up in the neighborhood recalls his favorite haunts, past and present.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

The "Ugly Betty" star tells us about his 'hood and his new project, "He's Way More Famous Than You."

Chelsea »

Cafe Grumpy and Le Zie make Stroker's list of top spots to spend time in the trendy hood.

Chelsea »

Comedian, actress and activist Sandra Bernhard told us about her favorite places to hang in her 'hood.