It's been a whirlwind year for New York City. A polar vortex
froze over the winter months (literally), the ebola epidemic
made a brief (yet frightening) appearance, and Eric Garner
's death raised concerns over law enforcement's power over the civilians it's meant to protect.
And, while New York current events dominated headlines, so did the city's biggest names. Lena Dunham published a controversial memoir, Jill Abramson stood up for sexism in the workplace, and Laverne Cox made major waves for the trans* movement. The only thing we love more than these powerful figures? Seeing them in emoji form. Ahead, 11 of New York's most beloved stars of 2014 get a text-worthy makeover.