An Instagram Guide To NYC

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Two years ago today, I was on a plane to NYC so what better day to post an Instagram guide to one of the best cities in the world. Whilst I cry about the fact that I'm not in NYC, I'm going to dry my tears and hope that posting about some of my fave photo spots around the city never sleeps, helps me stop booking a flight to NYC on a credit card. So let's all pray this works ;)

ANYWAYS, thanks for all of your nice comments about my other Instagram guides for Orlando and Disneyland Paris, I thought I'd round off the week with an NYC instagram guide, and hopefully I'll do some other ones in the future!

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So I've been to NYC twice, and I absolutely love it there, and if you're going soon (you lucky devil you) hopefully this guide will be helpful for places to take photos. I did realise that I wasn't so obsessed with my Instagram back in 2015 (so tragic) so I feel I missed a few photo opps, however, I've done my research and will tell you some places that I'll be for sure visiting next time I go. I've also linked some Instagram accounts which have some really good NYC photos which will be perfect for inspiration :)

So without further ado, let's get started!

Oh and also, I am going to be doing a Gossip Girl guide to NYC soon, with all the places you need to visit if you're a GG fan, I'll get that up soon, but a few of these places are GG related but my other post will have a lot more places to visit. Okay I'll stop waffling now.

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The Met Steps

Location : 1201 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Talking of Gossip Girl, the Met Steps are a must visit/photo opp for any Blair Waldorf wannabe.

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Top Of The Rock

Location : Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111

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This is probably the thing that I'd say is a must do when you visit NYC. The view from the top of the rock is amazing, and in my opinion better than The Empire State Building view because you can see the Empire State Building. It's my favourite view in the world, and is the perfect place for Instagram shots.

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Photo Ideas :
Standing with the viewing platform binoculars
Having a photo taken from the upper ledge, see Jess's pic to see what I mean
Sitting looking out - again look at Jess's pic for inspo 

I will be recreating some of these shots when I go back I am sure. I also really want to go at sunset one day, how amazing would that be?

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

I'm slightly bias as this is where Henry proposed to me, but this is probably my favourite place in the whole world (yes even over Disneyworld I'm afraid) this park which is situated just off the Brooklyn Bridge has the most amazing view. You can see the whole NYC skyline and even the Statue of Liberty. Go at sunset and you won't regret it. There's also a Shake Shack just across the road too!

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Obviously also walking over Brooklyn Bridge is a major Instagram spot, I've never done this ( I know!)

This picture of Louise is pretty stunning though, so will be using this for inspo next time I go!

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The Flatiron Building

Location : Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

It's impossible to take a bad photo of the Flatiron building!

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Pizza 

Out Fave Pizza Place : NY Pizza Suprema : Location : NY Pizza Suprema, 413 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

If you don't Instagram a photo of pizza when you're in NYC, did you even go? NY Pizza Superma is out fave place to go for pizza, it's across from Madison Square Gardens, and although the decor isn't very Instagrammable, I'm sure you can make it work. The pizza is worth it anyways!

Also try :
Roberta's Pizza
Joe's Pizza

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The Highline

Location : The High Line, New York, NY 10011

This walk through NYC on an old train track has so many Instagram opportunities, also a really nice way to spend a few hours!

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34th Street - Walking Up To The Empire State Building

Location: Starbucks, 1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10119, USA

Okay so this is a good place to get a shot of the Empire State Building in the background, I was a total basic white girl and held up my Starbucks cup!

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Central Park 


Central Park is one of my fave places in NYC, and is full of Instagram spots. Including; The Alice and Wonderland Statue, The Ice Rink (if you're visiting during Winter) and The Conservatory Garden are just a few of the beaut things to do/take pictures of in Central Park.

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Bethesda Terrace: 

Location: 72 Terrace Drive, New York, NY 10021

If you're a GG fan you will know this location very well, especially if you are a Blair and Chuck fan! It's a bit dark, so perhaps play around with different shots! But a must visit and absolutely gorgeous!

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Dylan's Candy Bar 

Location : Dylan's Candy Bar, 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

You'll probably recognise this sweet shop from many tv shows and films such as Gossip Girl, Arthur, and Hitch. However, this three floored sweet heaven is perfect for Instagram and your sweet tooth!

So moving on to a few places that I've not been to, but look dreamy on other people's instagram photos : 


Dumbo : That epic shot of the Brooklyn Bridge : Location : Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cha Cha Matcha : Pink, neon lights and matcha tea - SO instagram : Location : Cha Cha Matcha, 373 Broome St, New York, NY 10013 
Pietro Nolita : That pink cafe : Location: Pietro Nolita, 174 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM : Location : 780 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065 
While We Were Young : Location : While We Were Young Kitchen & Cocktails, 183 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014 

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Instagrammers to follow for NYC inspiration: 

Jess
Kate
Elle
Tess
Tar
Hayley
Polina
Leonie
Victoria
Marianna

I know there's probably a million other Instagram spots or people to follow, but I think I will leave it there. Hopefully one day soon, I will return to NYC and maybe I'll do a part 2 then :)


Let me know if you know of any Instagram NYC spots, as I'd love to know!


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