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Jeryl Brunner

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Jeryl Brunner

Jeryl Brunner is a journalist and author of the books My City, My New York: Famous New Yorkers Share Their Favorite Places and My City, My Los Angeles, where notables share their favorite places and things to do. She has also contributed to O magazine, Travel + Leisure, Parade, Delta Sky, Every Day with Rachael Ray and In Style, where she was a staff correspondent for many years. Visit her at jerylbrunner.com.

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  • Fun Home's Sydney Lucas (Photo: Courtesy Sydney Lucas)

    A Day in the Life of Sydney Lucas of ‘Fun Home’

    For most kids, kindergarten means mastering the alphabet, making crafts with glitter and enjoying nap time. At Fun Home star Sydney Lucas’ New York City public school, kindergarten was a constant stream of esteemed visitors from the Broadway theater community Read More

  • Elisabeth Moss (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    Elisabeth Moss’ New York

    What do you love about New York? 1. Going to the Strand bookstore. I could spend hours and hours browsing there Read More

  • Laura Benanti in the 'New York Spring Spectacular' (Photo: Angela Cranford/MSG Holdings)

    A Day in the Life of Laura Benanti of the ‘New York Spring Spectacular’

    Laura Benanti, now starring in the New York Spring Spectacular, always knew that she wanted to be an actress. “I had always had such a clear vision about what I wanted Read More

  • Paige Davis (Photo: Usha Menard)

    Paige Davis’ New York

    I have had a love affair with this city since before I even knew it existed. As a child, living in Louisville, Kentucky, I pictured the hustle and bustle and energy Read More

  • Illustration: Mary-Louise Price Foss; Photos: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images (Tyne Daly), Matthew Murphy (Sting), Sean Williams (Billy Porter), Joan Marcus (Jason Biggs)

    Surprising First Jobs of Broadway Stars

    In the words of Bob Marley, “If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere.” Over the last few months we’ve asked Broadway stars where their first paycheck came from Read More

  • David Burtka (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

    David Burtka’s New York

    I moved to New York with the first month’s rent paid and $350 and that was it. And I remember the first month Iwas here. I thought, I can’t do it Read More

  • Grover on stage in 'Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend' (Photo: Courtesy of Sesame Workshop)

    A Day in the Life of Grover of ‘Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend’

    While the kids in the audience might want to believe that it’s actually Sesame Street’s famous residents up on stage, underneath the elaborate costumes are professional dancers who spin, wave and dance Read More

  • Christina Bianco (Photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia)

    Christina Bianco’s New York

    What do you love about New York City? 1. Fifth Avenue between 14th Street and Washington Square Park. I love the area because Read More

  • Martin Short (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

    Martin Short’s New York

    What do you love about New York City? 1. I love to go to restaurants in New York. The city feeds me very well Read More

  • Anna Chlumsky (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

    Anna Chlumsky’s New York

    When I first moved to New York, it was overwhelming. I always tell people, make it the first year and then it’ll be yours. I love the energy Read More

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