Some of Today's Biggest  stars with connections to New York are appearing in Welcome To New York Videos "  and Taylor Swifts is raising some eyebrows and causing some to wonder if should be in the video, But lifelong New Yorker Billy Joel is on Taylor Swift's side in the Great Taylor Swift New York City Debate of 2014.

Should she be the city's Global Welcome Ambassador even though she's barely lived in New York and thinks ? Yep,  Joel tells the Huffington Post

"I see the New York press going crazy over this , 'Taylor Swift is going to be the new New York representative?'" Let her in. That's what New York is all about. I say, 'Welcome.'" And later, "She catches a lot of junk, maybe because she's so popular with young girls. But I like what she's projecting. I respect what she's doing."

There you have it. The man who brought you "Uptown Girl," ballads about Italian restaurants and the god father of New York City gives his approval . Lay down your swords and welcome Swift to your stoop, you snooty New Yorkers.

Rhode Island doesn't have a problem ...they love Taylor