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Liza Minnelli Bids Adieu To New York, New York; The World Stops Spinning

lizaABStop reading about Kim Davis for just a moment and try to think of the superstar who is most synonymous with New York City. Frank Sinatra? Ol’ Blue Eyes is more closely associated with his hometown Hoboken, New Jersey. Barbra Streisand? The Brooklyn-born entertainer has spent the past four decades on the West Coast. Let’s go with that singular sensation Liza Minnelli, who has called the Big Apple her home since the 1960s and spent countless nights hobnobbing with Andy and Bianca at Manhattan’s most notorious hot spot Studio 54 during the decadent ’70s. Since then, anytime the city needs to boost its spirit, you can count on Liza with a Z belting out the anthem she made famous, “(Theme from) New York, New York.” To many people, Minnelli is New York City.

But that’s about to change. The EGOT-winner has just sold her posh Upper East Side pad for a cool $8.37 mill (check out the amazing photos here) because she hasn’t been spending much time in the building, which was also home to Joan Crawford at one time.

The lady is heading west to live in eternally-sunny L.A., where she was raised as show biz royalty as the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.

Take a moment to process that information. Liza Minnelli will no longer live in New York City. It’s a sign of the Apocalypse, we tell you. However, before you batten down the hatches, be aware that Liza will return to Manhattan on occasion. You know, when they need her.

“Liza Minnelli will always consider New York City to be her home although she’s recently been spending more time in Los Angeles for work and to be closer to her family and friends,” Scott Gorenstein, Minnelli’s longtime publicist told the New York Daily News. “While she may have sold her apartment she still plans to spend a lot of time in the city and will be here in the upcoming weeks to rehearse her new show, Great Day.”

Start spreading that news, New Yorkers. In the meantime, behold the razzle-dazzle of Liza performing her signature tune in 1982 with some assistance from the New York Yankees.