26 Most Instagrammable Places in NYC (and where to find them)

26 Most Instagrammable Places in NYC (and where to find them)

by George Mouratidis
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Having trouble finding all the instagrammable places in NYC ? We have created a comprehensive guide with 26 of the most magical spots in the Big Apple for you to discover.

#MoMA

This iconic museum houses the work of some of the world’s most influential artists. From Andy Warhol to Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso to Salvador Dali, this is the perfect spot for some Insta spot. Also an excellent opportunity to dive into the world’s cultural heritage.

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#GrandCentral

It’s not often that a train station manages to be something more than just a transport hub. The Grand Central Terminal is admired worldwide for its architecture, especially on the facade and main lobby. Many movies end in this iconic station, so now is your chance to create your own cinematic Insta story.

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#FlatIronBuilding

With a shape that is suspiciously similar to a clothes iron, it’s not hard to guess where this triangular tower got its name from! Designed in 1902 by architect Daniel Burnham, it still remains one of the most iconic landmarks of Manhattan. You can also visit the interior for a quick tour.

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#DUMBO

No, this is not about taking Insta snaps of the adorable cartoon elephant. The name DUMBO is just the initials for Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO). Although the name is a bit dumb-o, there is a lot of history in the cobblestone streets and the converted warehouse buildings of this ex-industrial area. Full of art galleries and artisanal coffee shops, this hip neighbourhood is one of the most instagrammable places in NYC.

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#WestlightNYC

What better place to fill your Instagram account than an expensive rooftop bar with 360 views of NYC? Enjoy sipping one of the house craft cocktails and enjoy a perfect night out with your SO.

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#StoneStreet

Fans of Martin Scorsese should not pass on this opportunity to snap some photos on the street where a large part of “Gangs of New York” takes place.

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#BrooklynBridge

You’ve seen this landmark bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn in countless movies, series and stock photos. Built in 1883, it is still one of the most beloved icons of NYC and a perfect photo op for your Insta escapades.

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#LittleItaly

Full of history and a wide array of traditional Italian eateries, Little Italy is one of the best known parts of Manhattan. Once home to Italian immigrants who arrived at NYC during the late 19th century, the old tenement buildings and narrow streets are the perfect backdrop for some Insta-worthy moments.

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#SoHo

Known for its cobblestone streets and cast-iron building facades, this high end neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan is the Mecca for fashionistas and shoppers from around the world. Not to be confused with the London Soho, this area follows the grand NY tradition of using acronyms to name neighbourhoods. This one means South of Houston street.

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#BushwickCollective

An outdoor museum with a vast street art collection. Take some time to explore this under-represented corner of NYC and soak in its artistic vibes.

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#TheOculus

Built on the site where the 9/11 attacks took place, The Oculus is a transport hub that also serves as the new World Trade Center. The building was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava and it is an impressive backdrop for your Insta stories.

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#CentralPark

Central Park is one of the prettiest and most remarkable places in all of New York. A verdant oasis in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is perfect for a nice day out. In it, you will find sprawling footpaths, a zoo, a lake, as well as playgrounds and an ice rink.

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#TheHighLine

This elevated park was built on top of an old rail line. Standing at 30 feet above street level. It offers amazing views of the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan. If you are in the area, visit the Whitney Museum nearby.

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#PietroNolita

This cosy little 1950s-style bar with the distinctive pink motiff, is more than just one of many instagrammable place in NYC! Come for the design and stay for the awesome Italian food, as Pietro Nolita has great brunch and dining options.

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#DoyersStreet

Doyers Street is arguably the most instagrammable street in Chinatown, as it perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the area. Take your time exploring this colourful part of town and don’t miss out on the chance of eating some delicious noodles while you’re around.

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#GreenwichVillage

A neighbourhood with a long artistic history, Greenwich Village was the forefront of the 1960s counterculture NYC movement. To this day, it retains a lot of its artistic characters, as it is filled with alternative theatrical productions and cool jazz bars. Walking among the brownstone buildings, you will get the feeling that you’ve seen all this before, as countless movies and series have been shot around here.

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#Tacombi

There are more than one Tacombi places around Manhattan, however the one next to the Lafayette St underground station is the one we picked. Enjoy mouthwatering  Mexican food, served from an old hippie VW van parked inside this garage-like space.

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#Unisphere

Although most instagrammable places in NY can be found within the neighbourhoods of Manhattan, this one will get you all the way to Queens’ Flushing Meadows park. Unisphere is an impressive steel representation of the globe, standing at 43m high. It was designed on 1964 by landscape architect Gilmore David Clarke.

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#KatzsDeli

There are many reasons to visit this legendary food joint. It has been around since the 1800s, it serves the best pastrami sandwich in town, and it was the backdrop for the famous scene in “When Harry met Sally.” Although it is a bit expensive, it is well worth a visit and a snap!

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#ConeyIslandBoardwalk

No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Coney Island in Brooklyn. Immortalized through the lens of Walter Hill in his 1979 epic “The Warriors,” this seaside area is full of things to see and do. From the rides in the luna park to the famous hot dogs, a day in Coney Island is a must do for every New York visitor.

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#90BedfordStreet

Passing in front of the corner between Bedford and Grove St, you might get a familiar feeling, even if you’ve never been to New York before. That’s because you’ve seen this building many times before! If you are a fan of the legendary TV show “Friends” prepare for a trip down memory lane, as you reminisce about the adventures of its six beloved protagonists.

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#ChryslerBuilding

This imposing art deco skyscraper used to be the tallest building in the world, until the Empire State Building was erected. Although you can’t go upstairs, you can take some equally amazing insta photos from ground level!

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#BrookfieldPlace

A quintessential New York building, the Brookfield Place is a building of extraordinary architectural beauty and amazing views of the harbour.

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#WallStreet

Whether you want to take a funny photo with the famous Charging Bull or just want to throw eggs at the 1%, here’s your chance to do it!

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#TheMet

Describing the Metropolitan Museum of Art as “instagrammable” would surely not make justice to one of the world’s greatest art collection from all eras of human history. If you are around, visit the Met even if that’s the only thing you’ll do.

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#NYPublicLibrary

Yet another landmark building to achieve worldwide fame through cinema, the NY Public Library is a treasure trove for avid readers. If you are in just for some quick snaps, be quiet! The main hall is a normal functioning reading hall and being noisy will quickly get you some unfavourable looks.

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