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Celebrity New Yorkers

POSTED: 4:46 PM Sep 08 2011   UPDATED: 4:27 PM Oct 30 2014

Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

New York celebs - Robert De Niro
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Robert De Niro is among a group of celebrities who are proud to be from, or live in, New York. Take a look at some of the other famous New Yorkers.

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