Who’s Your Celebrity Neighbor?

Sure, we New Yorkers pride ourselves on minding our own business when we spot a celebrity in the wild. But if we should happen to find ourselves living next door to an A-lister, we’re not above faking an interest in baking and needing to borrow the proverbial cup of sugar. Here, ten famous New Yorkers who you might bump into around the corner (if you haven’t already). 

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Harlem: Neil Patrick Harris

How’s this for a spin-off: How I Met Your Neighbor? It stars us trying to befriend Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, by constantly showing up on their stoop with delicious takeout from one of the neighborhood’s amazing soul-food restaurants.

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Upper West Side: Amy Schumer

The view’s not bad from the top. The comedy queen (and happy newlywed) owns a 4,500-square-foot penthouse in a turn-of-the-century building. The not-so-humble abode—she snatched it (sorry) for $12 million—has five bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace with striking views of the Hudson.

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Greenwich Village: Justin Theroux

The tattoo-adorned, motorcycle-driving funnyman, who is *ahem* recently single, has called the village home for nearly two decades. Even during his marriage to Jennifer Aniston, the die-hard New Yorker kept his bachelor pad. We can’t say we blame him—if we had original stained-glass windows in our apartment, we'd probably do the same.


Noho: Cynthia Nixon

The governor hopeful is a lifelong New Yorker and currently resides in a four-bedroom loft at the edge of the East Village and Soho with her wife and two children. Smart, powerful and has a gorgeous home? *Quickly retakes SATC quiz to be Miranda*

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Tribeca: Taylor Swift

While we’re still waiting for an invite to her star-studded Rhode Island party, we’d settle for an opportunity to hang out with her cats at her seven-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse.


Brooklyn Heights: Lena Dunham

The writer/actor/activist was born and raised in New York City and currently resides in a new luxury development in Brooklyn Heights. The home boasts a private parking garage, secluded courtyard and stunning Manhattan views. (In other words, it’s a slight step up from Hannah’s digs.)

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Clinton Hill: Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis

The how-are-they-so-darn-cute family lives in a charming heritage mansion (in what was once Brooklyn’s “Gold Coast”) that’s nearly 9,000 square feet. The meticulously restored home features the library of our dreams (complete with a rolling ladder) and a private backyard with plenty of room to host their neighbors for a barbecue. Hint, hint.

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Ditmas Park: Michelle Williams

The colonial revival-style mansion that Michelle Williams purchased in 2015 was in need of a little TLC, but has since been restored into an exquisite home that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Anyone else daydreaming about kicking back with Michelle on a couple of rocking chairs on that columned, two-story porch?

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Crown Heights: Anthony Mackie

The Avengers heartthrob lives on a tree-lined street in a duplex condo with his wife and three kids. And he happens to be a skilled handyman (who learned the trade from his carpenter father)—he personally completed many of the home’s upgrades and even built some of the furniture. Now those are the kind of real-life-superhero skills we can get behind.

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Boerum Hill: Rose Byrne And Bobby Cannavale

The three-story home is perfect for the duo’s growing family (they recently welcomed their second son in November). It’s also ideal for anyone with a green thumb, with front and back gardens that are to die for.

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