11 Best New York Birthday Moments Caught on Camera

Hey, hey, it’s our birthday, and like all New Yorkers, we love a good party!  For the next two weeks, we will be celebrating the first anniversary of NewYork.com, and we thought we should look to New Yorkers of the past to show us how it’s done. If you ever wondered how some of New York’s upper echelon get down, feast your eyes on eleven party photos below.

 

Liza Minnelli Alan Cumming

Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming blow the candles out on Minnelli’s birthday cake at the Copacabana on March 13, 2013 (Photo: Matthew Eisman/WireImage)

 

Bianca Jagger Studio 54

Bianca Jagger rides in on a white horse at her birthday celebration at Studio 54, May 1977. (Photo: Rose Hartman/Getty Images)

 

Ivana Trump

Ivana Trump celebrates her birthday with a party at the club Lava on W. 20th Street on Feb. 4, 1999 (Photo: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

 

Count Basie Joe Williams

Count Basie and singer Joe Williams blowing out the candles on a cake for Basie’s 79th birthday at First City on E.13th Street, Aug. 1983. (Photo: Michael Ward/Getty Images)

 

Billy Joel Christie Brinkley

Billy Joel clowns around with Christie Brinkley during his surprise 34th birthday party at the Water Club on May 10, 1983 (Photo: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

 

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton celebrates her 52nd birthday during the charity event performances, ‘Broadway for Hillary’ at the Ford Center on Oct. 25, 1999 (Photo: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Rick James Kathy Hilton

Rick James entertains the crowd alongside Kathy Hilton at Hilton’s birthday party in 1984 (Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage)

 

Vincent Sardi Sardi's Restaurant

Vincent Sardi Jr. and a belly dancer during the 65th birthday celebration for Vincent Sardi on July 23, 1980 at Sardi’s restaurant (Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage)

 

Yogi Berra

Mets coach Yogi Berra admires a strawberry bedecked 40th birthday cake presented to him at Shea Stadium on May 12, 1965. His playing life ended at 40 as he announced retirement as a player on eve of birthday (Photo: NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

 

Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs Kanye West

Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs and Kanye West during the Royal Birthday Ball for Combs at Cipriani on Nov. 4, 2004 (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for PMK/HBH)

 

Grace Jones Divine Xenon Disco

Divine, Grace Jones, and friends during one of Jones’s extravagant birthday celebration at Xenon disco on June 12, 1978 (Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage)