NEIGHBORHOOD CELEBRITIES There is no city in the world with the personality of New York. It’s a vibrant, dysfunctionally functional melting pot. New Yorkers are so amazingly diverse, but all share an openness and acceptance of individuality essential for living on top of each other harmoniously. Each neighborhood in the city is unique, you only have to travel a couple of blocks to be in a completely different environment. It’s like many micro cities within a city. Each of these neighborhoods are shaped by the personalities with in them. No matter where you are in New York there is a “neighborhood celebrity”, not a celebrity as in a movie star or a well known athlete (although they may also be one). A neighborhood celebrity is someone everybody in the area knows, someone who shapes the personality of that neighborhood and makes it unique and without whom the character of the neighborhood would change.