Instagram New York | Best Places To Photograph In NYC

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New York is a great place to visit.  There aren’t many places that have a mix of culture, food, people, and entertainment.  When you combine all of those things you end up with a perfect backdrop for a photo experience.  I mean who doesn’t like to do it for the Gram!  If you’re seeing NYC for the first time or in need of a blogger-approved backdrops this list is for you.  
New York offers some great visuals that are snap-worthy.  The places I’ve selected are free or very low cost.  All are easy to get to from public transit, a cab, Uber or Lyft.  It’s ok in you do have a camera and tripod.  Many of these places are perfect for iphoneography.  So put on your biggest smile and best look.       








There are miles of colorful books, desks and lamps sit under a ceiling sent from the heavens in the NYPL’s ornate reading room.  It’s so Instagramable inside and out.  Be sure to walk up its steps and take a pic next to the pair of lions.  The lions are a big draw.





Stone street is one of oldest streets in all of New York.  The setting is perfect for pictures.  The cool colors of the building are a great backdrop.  The Financial District has great statues to pose next to.






Known as the pink place.  Pietro Nolita is the go-to cafe for the girly girl.  Pink barstools, pink tables, pink lights…this place is super cute and I hear their food is also delicious.  It’s a very small so try to book your spot early.   174 Elizabeth Street, 10012





The terrace of the newly designed nine-story museum for the city’s most stunning sunset views.  Go to for more information like hours.  






Times Square is part of New York City’s DNA.  There will be tons of tourists but all the lights are great for pictures.  Right across from the McDonald’s is the Hello Kitty store (No pictures inside of there).  There is also a wax museums in Time Square.  






Nothing bets free!!!  It’s an hour round trip and fulls up quick.  It’s one of the best ways to see the New York City skyline is from the water. The Staten Island Ferry runs until 11pm. The ferry to Ellis and Liberty Islands (small fee) is also beautiful though it tends to be much more crowded. 4 Whitehall Street, 10004






The prime location for this oddly shaped and highly recognizable building — right across the street from Madison Square Park — makes the Flatiron Building an excellent stop for any city explorer.

Get someone with you to hop up onto a chair in the little plaza across the street for a shot sans people or traffic.  Avoid taking your photo early in the morning unless you want the shadows of other buildings cast across the Flatiron’s facade. 175 Fifth Avenue, 10010



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The Oculus resembles a “bird released from a child’s hands.  It’s a shopping mall/transit hub in the World Trade Center complex.  It’s a true architectural wonders.  Head to the upper level of the mall to capture the futuristic rib-like skylight that makes up the ceiling.

A new addition to downtown Manhattan, this might be the most photogenic mall in America. The all white interior and towering ceiling is a must see.  185 Greenwich Street, 10007





You can go to the top of the Empire State Building to get a amazing shot of Manhattan in all directions.  There are only a few places higher for a panorama view than the Top of The Rock, the Midtown observation deck with views that can’t easily be beat.

You can look to the the south from the 70-story Observation Deck to see all the way down to 1 World Trade and the Statue of Liberty or to the north for the most incredible views of Central Park.  There’s no bad time of day to see this view of NYC from the top of the rock.  The last trip up at 11:15PM guarantees a small crowd. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 10111








Skip the line at Sprinkles and grab one of their delicious cupcakes from the perfectly pink ATM where you can find most of their flavors, restocked throughout the day.  Have your camera ready to snap a video of the ATM serving your cupcake or hold up your cupcake and use the pink backdrop for a colorful image. 780 Lexington Avenue, 10065




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The public-arts project done on businesses’ security gates on the Lower East Side.  This “outdoor gallery” has about 80 gates completed so far as part of the FourSquare’s handy walking tour.  This is where the #LoveWall can be found.  They are fun backdrop for outfits shots. This one at Seamore’s on Broome Street is really cute too. Mott Street, 10013




I hope this help! Is there a place that needs to be added to the Instagrammable list?  Share your favorite place in NYC in the comments.  Also be sure to tag @thefatgiroffashion to your pictures so I can see you doing it for the Gram.   







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  1. Awesome! Great read! Great suggestions of many different places to take pictures. It makes me want to go to all of those places. I’m getting pumped for NY. Thanks for posting this.

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