Mariah Carey, Post Malone, and a Mildly Venomous Snake: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published August 9, 2019

The ides of August are upon us, and while some retreat from the city for more glamorous (read: beachside) surroundings, the masses that stick around are left wondering how to keep themselves preoccupied until autumn rolls through with its gentle breeze. While it’s easy to slip into a dazed stupor, it’s important to remember to stay active, and what’s more invigorating than watching celebrities do various things around New York? Here, we’ve compiled the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of August 5th.

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JULIANNE MOORE at THE CROWN, CHINATOWN, MANHATTAN

Academy-Award winner and legendary on-cue-cryer Julianne Moore was seen sandwiched between her son and husband at an after party following a screening of her new film, After The Wedding, at Hotel 50 Bowery. After parties at rooftop bars in Lower Manhattan are clearly in vogue, considering Julianne partied mere blocks away from the spot Robyn danced the night away mere weeks ago. It’s still summer, after all.

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POST MALONE on 33rd and PARK AVE, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN

Life-sized tattoo Post Malone posed outside of the Downtown 6 station on 33rd Street on Monday before his show at the Cutting Room that night. The concert was a part of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour, which also featured a show by Fletcher this past June in San Francisco. When he arrived at the venue in a resplendent shirt that, upon close examination, is in fact comprised of a collage of teddy bears, we can only imagine he had everyone saying, “Wow. (Wow, wow).

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MARIAH CAREY at WESTSIDE MARKET on BROADWAY and 88th, UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Mariah Carey was stranded on the Upper West Side this past week after her car broke down en route to Camp Mariah. After the tragic closing of several locations of New York’s most beloved overpriced grocery store, Dean & Deluca, the elusive chanteuse had no choice but to wander into a nearby Westside Market to see if she could commandeer a car. One employee, seizing the golden opportunity, confessed his admiration for the singer, and even performed a little bit of her iconic hit  “Always Be My Baby.” Though he didn’t have a car to offer her, she noted at least they’ll always share this moment, next to the sushi counter, stranded by the rain.

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DAKOTA JOHNSON at BUILD STUDIO on BROADWAY and E. 4th ST., NOHO, MANHATTAN

Dakota Johnson was spotted at the Build Studio in NoHo on Wednesday ahead of the release of her film The Peanut Butter and the Falcon—and, more importantly, her announcement that her tooth gap has officially closed. (We can only assume her all-black outfit was part of her mourning process.) RIP Dakota Johnson’s tooth gap, which closed naturally following the removal of a permanent retainer. We will forever remember that time she fit a credit card inside it.

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A MILDLY VENOMOUS MANGROVE SNAKE on the loose SOMEWHERE in THE BRONX ZOO

Lastly, but certainly not the least among our favorite celebs, a mangrove snake has reportedly escaped its enclosure at the Jungle World exhibit the Bronx Zoo. Though apparently mildly (?) venomous, the snake is only (?) 3½ feet long and is primarily active at night. “There is little chance of seeing or coming into contact with this snake due to its timid, secretive nature,” read a sign posted at the exhibit Wednesday morning. “But if you see it, please notify a staff person.” It appears the snakes at the Bronx Zoo have a habit of slithering out of sight; let’s not forget the Bronx Zoo Cobra who went missing for six days, caused some hysteria, and even inspired a fake Twitter page. Hopefully this one is captured before it finds its way onto the subway.