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Amanda Bynes


To New York City

9/23/2012 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Amanda Bynes bolted out of L.A. this weekend and thankfully headed to a city where public transportation is readily available ... the Big Apple!

Witnesses who spotted Amanda in NYC tell TMZ ... the actress was aimlessly wandering around Midtown for hours on Saturday.

But get this -- Amanda is telling friends the reason she jetted off to New York is because she was tired of being followed in L.A. -- something she says doesn't happen in NYC. 

Bynes now tells friends she NEVER wants to come back to L.A, which is interesting timing considering her parents JUST moved to CA from TX to be closer to their daughter.

TMZ broke the story ... Amanda was slapped with two counts of driving on a suspended license on Friday. She faces up to six months in jail for each offense.


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It doesn't even look like her. Are you sure this is a photo of Bynes?

757 days ago


looks like she's being followed there.

757 days ago

david 183    

She could wander aimlessly to my house. Lol

757 days ago

I am Spartacus    

2 things... 1st, she's right people in NY won't follow her everywhere like they do in LA. It's much easier for her to blend in the large crowds in NY and go about her own business than it is in LA where paparazzi are around every corner it seems.

2nd, i like how the "witnesses" say she was "aimlessly wandering around mid-town for hours on Saturday." You mean like half of the other people walking around NYC? They try to make it sound like she was a space cadet in her own world wandering around. Lots of people wander around NY just looking at things.

757 days ago

Someone's goldfish    

LA: Yes!
NY: Why us?!

757 days ago


Be safe, New Yorkers....not only do you have Lindsay there, now you have Amanda there too!

757 days ago


Aimlessly???? I think Amanda knows her way around NYC. There is life outside L.A. She's being cautious in case Lindsay Lohan comes around the Corner driving

757 days ago

Throwback kid    

This is great news for the people of LA, they are no longer in danger of Amanda hitting them with her car. This is also good news for New Yorkers, though still bat s-h i-t crazy, Amanda will probably just take taxi cabs while in the big apple, so no one will get hit by her. I love a story with a happy ending

757 days ago


Can someone tell me who is Amanda Bynes?

757 days ago


As a native of California, please accept my apology for this NY.

757 days ago

I am Spartacus    

New Yorkers aren't scared of Amanda Bynes' driving. I'm more worried about Pennsylvania and Ohio drivers who love to drive 60 in the fast lane when the speed limit is 65.

757 days ago

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Bitch BETTER NOT drive around on a suspended here!

In NYC, the cops DO ARREST YOU for driving on a suspended license, unlike in Los Angeles.

Better stick to on foot, the subway/bus or a cab, dumb ass.

757 days ago


Is that Blohans infamous PINK BAG?

757 days ago


She has been sliding downhill since she proclaimed that she was "retiring" at 24. I kind of feel bad for her for has really lost her compass.

757 days ago


Is that actually Amanda? I don't know. When is she supposed to show up for court in LA? What the heck do parents do in a situation like this? Choosing not to speak to your parents isn't a crime. Living an eccentric lifestyle isn't a crime. Only if you actually harm yourself or put yourself in dangerous situations habitually would authorities step in, I'm thinking. She can run away to some unknown location and no one will have any authority over her, unless she is proved to be in danger. It's really a bad situation for families, to watch a family member act like this, and have their hands tied.

757 days ago
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