As the financial capital of the world, New York City is home to countless A-list celebrities and other well known entertainers and public figures. NYC is also a popular pied-a-terre (second home) destination for many celebrities who live in Los Angeles and other cities around the world. If you spend enough time in NYC, you’re practically guaranteed to see a celebrity walking around or having brunch at your favorite cafe.
The architecture, history and culture of NYC also make it one of the most popular places to film movies, tv series, commercials and all sorts of other creative productions. Seeing film crews and celebrities are a weekly occurrence for most New Yorkers, especially in well recognized areas such as the West Village, SoHo and the areas around Central Park. Here are our favorite celebrities who live in NYC.
Celebrities Who Live in NYC:
Widely considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time, Roberto De Niro is a lifelong New Yorker who was born in Manhattan. He purchased a co-op at 88 Central Park West in the Lincoln Square area of Manhattan for $20,900,000 in 2006 according to public records. In 2014, Robert purchased a pre-war co-op loft apartment at 32 Morton Street in the West Village for $2,852,000. He also owns a large estate in Hudson Valley, New York.
Best known for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage and his family are a regular sight in the West Village. Peter lived in NYC for over 20 years, first in Williamsburg and then calling the West Village home before purchasing a home in Upstate New York around 2012. It seems that he still spends a considerable time in NYC, and specifically downtown on the west side.
Jake Gyllenhall is an actor and producer whose career skyrocketed after being nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Jack Twist in Brokeback Mountain (2005). Jake is a regular sight downtown, specifically in Tribeca, the East Village, NoHo and the West Village. Jake purchased a condo at 443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca in 2017 for $8,631,046.
Alec Baldwin is a well known actor, producer, writer and comedian who among other things is known for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006-2013). Alec owns three apartments in the Devonshire House, a pre-war condo building located at 28 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village. Previously, Alec owned two apartments at the Eldorado, a prestigious pre-war co-op on the Upper West Side abutting Central Park.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, also known as Lady Gaga, was born and raised on the Upper West Side. Earlier on in her career, she lived in a small apartment at 176 Stanton Street in the Lower East Side. In more recent years, she’s lived in both a high-rise condo at 40 Central Park South and a townhouse at 53 Downing Street in the West Village.
Gigi Hadid is an American fashion model and A-list celebrity who lives in New York City. Gigi sold her first apartment at 250 Bowery in the Lower East Side for $2,300,000 in 2015. Shortly thereafter, she purchased a $3,971,175 apartment at 10 Bond Street in NoHo.
English actor and producer Danielle Radcliffe, best known for his portrayal of Harry Potter, purchased a condo at 1 Morton Square in the West Village for $4,900,000 in February 2008. He also purchased a townhouse at 339 West 12th Street in the West Village for $5,650,000 in October 2009. Daniel splits his time between New York City and London.
Ralph Fiennes is a highly successful English actor who is known for portraying Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter, M in James Bond and featuring in countless other well known films such as The Constant Gardener (2005) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). He purchased an apartment at 321 West 13th Street, a boutique pre-war, elevator condo building in West Village / Meatpacking District, for $2,000,000 in 2008.
A-list celebrity and actor Matt Damon made waves in NYC real estate when he shelled out $16,745,000 in 2019 to buy a penthouse at The Standish located at 171 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights. It was a record sale price for Brooklyn at the time.
Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor best known for his longstanding role as Wolverine in X-Men. In November 2008, he splashed $21,000,000 for a triplex apartment at the Meier South Tower located at 176 Perry Street in the West Village. The property spans the 8th, 9th and 10th floors and collectively offers over 11,000 SqFt of living space.
English-born actor Daniel Craig rose to fame in 2006 when he was selected as the successor to Pierce Brosnan to play the role of James Bond in Casino Royale (2006). Daniel and his wife, actress Rachel Weisz, purchased a 3,200 SqFt condo in the East Village condo at 240 East 10th Street for $6,000,000 in 2012 only to sell it for the same price in August 2019. The couple reportedly purchased a townhouse in Cobble Hill located at 22 Strong Place for $6,750,000 in August 2017.
Al Pacino is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable actors and filmmakers of the modern era. Born in East Harlem in 1940, Al Pacino rose to fame through his role as Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) and subsequent sequels. Other notable roles include Tony Montana in Scarface (1983) and blind Lieutenant Colonel Slade in Scent of a Woman (1992). He lived in various apartments at 301 West 57th Street, a condo high rise named Central Park Place for its enviable views of Central Park. Before he made it big, Al Pacino reportedly earned $14 a week as a super at 12 West 68th Street on the Upper West Side.
Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer and producer best known for his portrayal of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014). Neil was named in the 2010 Edition of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. In 2013, he paid $3,582,500 for an 8,000 SqFt townhouse at 2036 Fifth Avenue in Central Harlem.
Meryl Streep is an American actress who has won three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards. She purchased a 3,944 SqFt Tribeca penthouse at 92 Laight Street for $10,131,587 in January 2006. The apartment was listed for sale in 2019 with an asking price of $19,750,000. The price was subsequently reduced to $18,250,000.
Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and producer who is the highest-grossing actor of all time. He paid $4,800,000 in 2005 for a multi-unit combination apartment in The Lenori, a pre-war condo building at 26 East 63rd Street in Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side. It was listed for sale in 2018 asking $12,950,000.
American actor Denzel Washington paid approximately $13,000,000 for an apartment at celebrity enclave 15 Central Park West on the corner of West 61st Street and Central Park in the Lincoln Square area of Manhattan. Notable current and former residences include Sting, Mark Wahlbert, Robert De Niro and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.
Power couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban paid $9,673,375 in 2010 for a Chelsea condo located at 200 Eleventh Avenue. Nicole sold her 3,785 SqFt West Village condo at 176 Perry Street for $16,000,000 in 2012 after owning it for nine years, reportedly because a new construction building impaired the view from her unit.
Actor Chris Noth is best known for his portrayals of NYPD Detective Mike Logan in Law & Order (1990-1995) and Big in Sex and the City (1998-2004). In July 2017, he paid $1,850,000 for a 2 bed, 2 bath co-op at 139 East 66th Street in Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side. Chris has owned an apartment at 45 East 9th Street, an exclusive, pre-war cooperative building in Greenwich Village, since 1994.
Spanish actor, producer and singer Antonio Banderas is best known for his portrayal of Zorro in The Mask of Zorro (1998) and for serving as the voiceover artist for Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise. Antonio and his now ex-wife Melanie Griffith purchased a pre-war co-op apartment at 50 Central Park West on the Upper West Side for $3,995,000 in 2005. The apartment was listed for sale in 2018 asking $7,950,000. The property is still for sale as of November 2019 with a reduced asking price of $7,450,000.
American actor Tony Shalhoub is best known for his portrayal of detective Adrian Monk in Monk (2002-2009) for which he won three Emmy Awards. Tony purchased a co-op apartment at 15 West 81st Street on the Upper West Side for $3,995,000 in October 2016. The classic 5, pre-war apartment features an expansive terrace with views of Central Park.
English comedian and television host John Oliver purchased a 3,096 SqFt penthouse condo at 60 Riverside Boulevard in Lincoln Square for $9,500,000 in 2015. The high-floor, corner apartment features 4 beds, 4.5 baths, panoramic views and a private terrace.
John Krasinski is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005 to 2013). John and his wife, British-American actress Emily Blunt, purchased the 8th floor of 167 Columbia Heights, a luxury pre-war condo conversion in Brooklyn Heights, for $11,00,350 in June 2018. The couple previously owned a townhouse in Park Slope located at 586 4th Street. The couple purchased it for $6,000,000 in 2015 and sold it for $6,562,500 in April 2018.
Celebrity power couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel sold their SoHo penthouse condo located at 311 West Broadway for $6,350,000 in December 2018, resulting a small loss compared to their original purchase price of $6,567,712 in 2007. The 2,598 SqFt condo features a wraparound terrace, skyline views and a fireplace. The couple shelled out $20,185,527 for a Tribeca penthouse condo in the ultra-luxury pre-war, condo conversion at 443 Greenwich Street.
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