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What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

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What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

Just a fun question for all, my friend saw Beyonce in Macy's - it must be quite a regular thing to come across a star whilst there.

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1. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

Yes, but you have to keep your eyes open, because when they are just walking around they are like everyone else.

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Okay ..... sounds like fun ..... here's my list .....

Al Pachino waiting for someone outside the Little Red School House probably 15 years ago

Bill Gates on Bleecker Street looking at artist etching dressed casual with four guys all dressed in suits

Ivana Trump walking witha young guy on McDougal street

Brooke Shields came into holding a baby ..... spoke to maitre d' and then walked back out

John McEnroe after a performance of Dracula ..... some one he knows was in the cast

Ed Koch ..... in the Blue Room at City Hall when I interned one sumer

John Cussack having a drink with a young lady on McDougal Street

Harvey Kietel playing with a youngster in Tribeca while I was in a car on the way to the Holland Tunnel

Julianne Moore came to a movie box office on 23rd Dtreet while I was waiting on line with my wife

Holly Hunter in the lobby of a bank ..... she was coming in to talk with my banker

Eric Clapton ..... was standing next to me the Royalton bar when it first openned ..... I didn't recognize him at first but my friend poited him out

John Lithgow eating with a table of people in Peter Lugers

The father from ..... "The Wonder Years" ..... don't know his name ..... on Bleecker Street

Joe Namath ..... in a disco one night some twenty-five years ago

Mark Gastineau ..... used to play on the Jets ..... married to Bridget Nielsen ..... in Penn Station

Stephen Hawkins ..... the modern day Einstein ..... "A brief History of Time" ..... gave my college graduation salutation at NYU

My friend of mine used to own a bar on West Broadway and these are a few people that came in ..... George Clooney came in ..... refused a free drink on the house sat chatting with his friend at the bar ..... Lenny Kravitz ..... used to come in all the time and looked to be comped ..... Mick Jagger ..... all the girls in the bar were throwing themselves at him.

Tim McAndrews sitting on the #7 train on the way back from Old Timers Day ..... he was wearing his 1969 World Series ring until I pointed it out ..... he then took it off and put it in his pocket ..... gee I wonder why ?

I also have seen a few Broadway plays ..... some famous people in some of those ..... do those guys count ?

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3. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

I once hung out with Bettina, NYCgirl and Lotus at a jazz concert

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4. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

No, LP, they don't, IMHO

My list:

Daniel Sunjata - I love him.

Jill Clayburn & Willem Defoe (not together) on the subway.

Rudy Giuliani

Edie Falco

A few of the S,x and the City cast filming.

Peter Gallagher

Jackie Mason

Kirk Douglas

Mario Cantone

Al Sharpton

Hugh Jackman

Sarah Jessica Parker

Victor Garber

Drew Barrymore

Martin Short

Rosie

Regis & wife

Isabella Rossolini

plus......

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Ha, LTT, I thought you were going to mention Steve Buscemi!!!!

I am sure you see lots of people in Brooklyn.

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6. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

James Van Der Beek was having lunch at the next table over at Union Square Cafe.

I was waiting for the elevator at the Plaza Athenee hotel. The doors opened and standing there by himself was Bond, James Bond---actor Pierce Brosnan.

I came this close to going up in the elevator at the Royalton with Marilyn Manson. Luckily, he (she? it?) turned at the last minute and went back to the bar..... I could have had nightmares.

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7. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

I saw Hearth Ledger break up with Michelle Williams

I saw Rosie Perez reading a Jonathan Lethem book

I saw Larry King talking with Marty Markowitz

Oh, BTW, I ate dinner next to Steve Buscemi last night at Sette.

Louise Ciminieri made me a pizza

I bought a beer from Sam Rodriguez at Ruby's

I almost bought a painting from Jon Kessler

And, I saw Terence Winter at L & B Spumoni

I saw Rick Moody at Grand Army Plaza and,

I saw Amy Sohn at a playground in Prospect Park

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8. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

Last Wednesday (10/10) we saw Michel Eisner (former Disney CEO) being "interviewed" on the sidewalk.

In 2005, we saw Regis Philbin rehearsing for the Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center.

All the other stars have been on stage ; )

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9. Re: What Celebs have you came across in NYC?

Heath Ledger broke up with Michelle Williams?

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winona ryder, ben affleck and matt damon having dinner in tribeca