- Robert De Niro
- Justin Timberlake
- Sarah Jessica Parker
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Hugh Jackman
- Mariah Carey
- Jerry Seinfeld
- Matt Damon
- Denzel Washington
- Taylor Swift
- Steven Speilberg
- Tina Fey
- Donald Trump
- Al Pacino
One of the most famous celebrities that lives in NYC is Robert De Niro. The academy award winner and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder is a native New Yorker who grew up in Manhattan's Greenwich Village and Little Italy neighborhoods and still lives in the big apple today. While he recently sold his West Village townhouse for $12 million, he still owns various apartments and penthouses in Manhattan as well as a mansion in upstate New York.
Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel own a stunning penthouse at 443 Greenwich Street in Tribeca. They purchased the 5,000-square-foot residence in 2017 for a whopping $20 million. While 443 Greenwich is known for its luxurious homes and celebrity residents, Justin and Jessica's pad is truly special as it features a sprawling private terrace that is almost as big as the apartment itself.
Sex and the City is one of the most famous tv shows set in New York City, so it's only natural that Sarah Jessica Parker lives in the big apple. She and her husband Matthew Broderick have spent over $34 million on a stunning townhouse in the West Village that is only a few blocks away from the Sex and the City apartment. The palatial townhouse features 13,900 square feet of space as well as a 2,100 square foot private yard.
One of the biggest movie stars of our generation, Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in numerous films, including Titanic, The Departed, Inception, and the newly released Don't Look Up. With so much success on the big screen, it's no surprise that Leo owns quite a bit of real estate, including a few apartments in New York City. In 2008 he purchased a $3.67 million apartment at Riverhouse in Battery Park City, and in 2014 he paid $8 million for the adjacent two-bedroom apartment that features 2,327 square foot of indoor living space as well as a 1,035 square foot terrace. Recently, DiCaprio has also rented a penthouse at 172 Madison Avenue in Flatiron.
Hugh Jackman is best known for his portrayal of the Wolverine in the X-Men series of films. He also owns one of the most impressive homes in New York City. Jackman paid over $25 million to purchase the five-bedroom triplex at 176 Perry Street in the West Village. The stunning apartment is over 11,000 square feet and features an private fitness center and breathtaking views of the Hudson River.
Like many other celebrities who live in NYC, Mariah Carey owns a magnificent penthouse in Tribeca. The famed singer purchased the home for $9 million in 2001 and its been her primary residence since. Located atop Franklin Tower, a luxury building on Franklin Street, Mariah's NYC home boasts a movie theater, dressing room, and incredible views of the surrounding skyline.
Jerry Seinfeld is known worldwide for his hit sitcom Seinfeld, which is mostly set in his fictional character's Upper West Side apartment. The Seinfeld apartment from the show is located at 129 West 81st Street. Interestingly enough, Jerry's actual residence is only an avenue away, in the luxurious Beresford building, at the corners of West 81st Street and Central Park West.
Matt Damon is one of Hollywoods most bankable actors, his films having grossed over $3 billion. When he's not off filming or producing his next blockbuster, Damon calls Brooklyn Heights home. He purchased the penthouse sitting atop The Standish high rise for $16.745 million in 2019. At the time, it was the most expensive residential sale in Brooklyn. Like many of the other celeb-owned residences in New York, the actor's sprawling penthouse features an expansive, landscaped private terrace.
Ranked as the greatest actor of the 21st century by the New York Times, Denzel Washington is one of the biggest celebrities to live in NYC. In 2006, Denzel Washington purchased a $13 million 3,000 square foot apartment at 15 Central Park West. 15 CPW was designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern and is one of the most exclusive addresses in the city. Many of Denzel's neighbors are billionaire tycoons and other celebs, including Sting and Bob Costas.
If Taylor Swift ever decides to give up her singing career, the songstress might consider starting a new career as a real estate mogul. Over the past decade, Swift has amassed a massive real estate portfolio worth over $80 million, including multiple homes in New York City, Nashville, and Los Angeles. She owns a $19.95 million penthouse at 155 Franklin Street in Tribeca, as well as a second apartment in the building. As if that weren't enough, she also bought the next-door townhouse at 153 Franklin Street for $18 million.
Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg owns a massive real estate portfolio worth over $200 million. His NYC home is located in the San Remo, one of the most iconic buildings on Central Park West that has long been popular with celebrities (past residents include Demi Moore, Steve Martin, Tiger Woods, and Donna Karan). Spielberg's sprawling apartment is over 6,000 square feet and features direct Central Park views. Spielberg is also one of the many New York-based celebrities who have a home in the Hamptons.
Actress and comedian Tina Fey had her breakout on Saturday Night Live, which is filmed in New York, and still lives in the city with her family. She has lived at 300 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side for over a decade, and in 2016, she purchased the apartment directly above hers for $9.5 million with the intention of creating combining the two units to form a massive duplex.
Since leaving the White House, Donald Trump is back in New York City, living in his magnificent three-story penthouse atop Trump Tower. The 58 story building is located on Fifth Avenue, and while it has been home to numerous celebrities including Bruce Willis, Michael Jackson, and Sophia Loren in the past, it has lost some of its luster due to Trump's contentious presidency.
Al Pacino is one of the most famous celebrities from New York. Best known for his portrayal as Michael Corleone in The Godfather films, Al Pacino was born in East Harlem, New York. While he no longer lives in the city, he's only about an hour away, in Palisades, New York, on a sprawling 3-acre estate that he has owned for over 40 years.
With so many movie stars and celebrities living in NYC, it's not that hard to spot one, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. But if you're really trying to spot some of the city's most famous residents, Tribeca, SoHo, and the Villages are the places to be. These relatively small neighborhoods have more celebrity homes per square mile than anywhere else in the city.