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There Are So Many Celebrities Who Live In New York City

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There are almost as many celebrities living in New York City as there are living in Los Angeles, at least, it seems like it anyway. There are plenty of celebrities, so you’ll recognize many names. What celebrities can you name off the top of your head that live in New York City? Donald Trump and his family have residences in New York City and plenty of real estate, so he is one celebrity that you would recognize. Of course, he is currently running for President.

There is actually a website that has a map of the NYC celebrities and their names listed where they live on the map. It doesn’t give their address but just the location give or take on each street and without street names. While it’s a ‘zoomed out’ version, it’s something like I’ve never seen before, celebrities and where they live more easily accessible than ever thanks to the Internet.

Whether they are drinking VIP bottle service NYC or shopping on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue, chances are if you spend enough time in New York, you will run into a few. So what other celebrities live in NYC? First off, let’s talk about where they live in New York City. One thing I noticed was that many of them had properties not too many blocks away from Times Square, on all sides. Another thing that jumped out at me was that the source I saw said that most of them live in Upper West Manhattan. Then, another large group of them live in Upper East Manhattan. However, you aren’t going to believe where Neil Patrick Harris lives.

According to the map, he lives far away from most of the other celebrities, right near Harlem. I thought that was interesting, and it was interesting to see where others live as well. The ones living anywhere near Times Square aren’t too far away from Neil Patrick Harris, still at the top of the map compared to the others. From this point on, the map is literally flooded with celebrities, including Meryl Streep, Tom Brady, Jim Carrey, Hugh Jackman, Anderson Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford and many more.

When I say many more I mean tons more, as you would think after looking at the map that there are actually more celebrities in New York than in Los Angeles. Of course, remember since these are two hot spot cities for celebrities, and celebrities like to own multiple properties, many of them likely have a property in both cities. It is still an East Coast or West Coast preference.

Personally, I live on the east coast, but I used to want to live on the west coast. I planned on trying to buy a condo in Orange County or Long Beach. It was too expensive for me, so I moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on the east coast. I’m right on the oceanfront so I can’t complain. So I guess I’m an east coast person and in favor of New York City. I have been to LA before though, and there are plenty of celebrity addresses there, too. One more thing about New York and celebrities though is that this one site was showing how you could see a Google Maps picture of the celebrity address when you simply type in a name.

Jay Z or Kanye? Jay Z of Course!

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Why I Prefer Jay-Z To Kanye West

I am a huge music fan, and rap is my favorite genre. I know that people claim that classic rap from the 80s is the best, but I am certainly into more recent artists. Jay-Z and Kanye West are two rappers I enjoy. With that said, I certainly prefer Jay-Z. Here are several reasons that this is the case.

One thing that makes me prefer Jay-Z is the fact that I like to dance. It is very simple to put on a number of his hits and dance like there is no tomorrow. On the other hand, Kanye tries to be so deep that some of his music is far from anything people can enjoy whole dancing the night away. There are a couple that you can move to, like “Heartless” and “Stronger,” but most of them are for sitting around in deep thought.

While this should probably have nothing to do with my opinion of the music, I really take issue with Kanye’s personality. He has this eccentric, tortured artist vibe and I find it very odd. I understand that he lost his mom unexpectedly several years back, but watching someone walk around presenting themselves this way is strange. As far as I can tell, Jay-Z has his head on straight, and I believe that a large amount of his music reflects that.

Beats mean everything to a great song, and I believe Jay-Z has Kanye beat by far. I swear I can listen to “Renegade,” “Brooklyn Go Hard” and “Trouble” on repeat for days. None of those are songs I would dance to, but I can always put them in and go into deep thought. I need that sometimes to stay grounded, so I really appreciate Jay-Z for offering me that.

There are some songs that bring you back to a certain point in your life. I believe that Jay-Z’s music does this for me more often than Kanye. This is probably because he has been releasing albums for longer than Kanye has. I only know of one or two Kanye tracks that remind me of another time, yet there are at least 10 Jay-Z tracks I can think of that do this for me.

Confidence means everything when making music, and Jay-Z has plenty of that. At the same time, he knows how to be humble and continue making music that his audience will like. I feel like Kanye is overly confident and he feels like he can make any type of music he wants because he is some type of god that should be revered by fans. I will take Jay-Z’s cool confidence over Kanye’s unwarranted arrogance any day.

Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I turn on the radio, hear Kanye come out of the speakers and I am pleased. With that said, I experience joy more often when I am listening to Jay-Z. If I really had to choose one, I would choose Mr. Carter or Mr. West any day of the week.

Enough arguing, let’s see them both doing what they do best.