Amanda Bynes Flees to Pedestrian-Friendly New York City

Where should a Los Angeles-based celebrity without a driver's license go? Fly to the Big Apple, of course. After months of shocking driving-related incidents and charges, Amanda Bynes has been spotted sans car in New York City.

According to TMZ, Bynes -- who was charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving with a suspended license on Friday -- fled L.A. and was photographed shopping and walking around N.Y.C. over the weekend.

The Easy A actress was reportedly "walking aimlessly" around midtown Manhattan for hours on Saturday. Considering the actress can't drive her BMW, which was impounded after she was caught driving without a valid license, that's not such strange news.

But sources tell TMZ that Bynes wants to remain in New York City because she's tired of being constantly followed by the paparazzi and thinks it will happen less in New York. Bynes is supposedly telling friends that she "never" wants to return to the West Coast.

Unfortunately for Bynes, she is scheduled to appear in court next week and again next month to address her two charges of hit-and-run and her most recent two charges of driving with a suspended license, respectively.

Bynes did tell People she planned to move to New York to launch a fashion line so her roaming around Manhattan could just be part of her career plans. Despite all of the minor car-related accidents, Bynes claimed she's just fine.

"I am doing amazing," Bynes told the magazine earlier this week. "I don’t drink and drive. It is all false."

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