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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.

Why YouTube Stars are Shining Brighter Than Ever

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When it debuted in 2005, YouTube was just another platform for the individual with a yen to create  video content to make free use of. A decade later, the proliferation of streaming media on all manner of devices including smartphones has also made YouTube super-star central.

There are literally thousands and thousands of user-created “channels” where individuals can command audiences on just about any topic or subject at hand. The content is free to watch in unlimited amounts so it stands to reason that viewers, especially the Millennials, have found YouTube to be their own version of traditional television.

As the viewership grew, so did the appeal of a certain set of YouTubers. The most famous and highly-subscribed to channel belongs to PewDiePie. Known as Felix Kjellberg in real life, he commands an almost-Beatlemaniac  audience of over 42 million.

Other stars include Zoella, Gravy3yardgirl and Lilly Singh. These ladies have been getting write-ups in international publications and for what? They have millions of subscribers as well, but it is the affection with which the subscribers aka viewers watch and follow them that is most curious to anyone past the Millennial generation mark.

What is it that makes YouTube stars so popular? In the first place, it seems that the younger audiences have to have something for themselves –something that their parents just don’t understand. It is the typical young generation voicing itself and “rebelling” against the older generation.

Today’s youth tend to enjoy following these YouTubers because the content is free to watch and it comes in bite-sized viewing portions. This makes a five or 10- minute video perfect for any in-between moments. With a smartphone, these clips can be enjoyed while waiting for an appointment, a bus, a class and anything in between.

Because the video clips normally consist of nothing more than the star speaking into an iPhone camera, there is also an immediate sense of intimacy. It is like the viewer gets a casual, but meaningful one-on-one interaction where they can be entertained, informed and given secrets and tips that they feel no one else can hear.

The talent found on YouTube also typically goes outside the norm of what might be seen on traditional television. There are no limits to what can be done or said. This makes the viewing all the more addicting.

One thing that seems to be occurring with the rise of YouTube stars is advertising. This is seen as a sell-out by most subscribers. If their favorite star starts doing quick promotions for a sports drink or a particular makeup, it can often be a bad thing. That is, it is bad for the young viewer. Jukin Media is one such company capitalizing on the opportunity of advertising profits from viral videos, owning such channels as Fail Army and JukinVideoDotCom.

It turns out that product manufacturers are getting hip to the YouTube star trend. They realize the value the stars on YouTube have and are starting to see dollar signs.

Like any other medium, however, being a star takes a certain “something.” That magic is impossible to define, but it is an essential part of all the YouTubers who have millions of subscribers.