NYC is high wattage—and not just because of all those bright lights in Times Square. The City is a celeb playground, where award-winning stars perform signature roles and world-famous chefs open namesake restaurants, all while calling NYC home. Here’s how you can have some VIP moments of your own.
Some of history’s most iconic movies and TV shows have been set—and filmed—in NYC, and these tours give you a closeup. General tours hit highlights of classics like Ghostbusters and Seinfeld, while specialized circuits cater to all you Carrie Bradshaws and Blair Waldorfs out there.
The star power at this Tribeca restaurant goes beyond co-owner Robert De Niro. The list of celebrity diners is endless, but thankfully you don’t have to have an Oscar to get a table in the David Rockwell–designed dining room and order sushi by famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
Big-screen notables flock to Broadway to flex their acting muscles, and Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano have a lot of material to work with in this Pulitzer Prize–winning play by Sam Shepard. The actors star as brothers at a breaking point in their relationship.