Housing nearly ten million people, New York City has an exorbitantly large number of Instagrammers to satisfy. Thankfully the city’s iconic and eclectic array of sights are as plentiful as they are mesmerizing. Here are the most Instagrammable places in NYC.
Top of the Rock
If you’re looking for that picture of Manhattan, this is the place to go. Looking south from 850 feet in the air, you’ll see the glow of Times Square and glisten of Midtown’s skyscrapers along with the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. You can even see Lady Liberty keeping an eye on the Hudson River. In the other direction, enjoy sweeping views of Central Park and Uptown Manhattan.
Rockefeller Center. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY. (212) 698-2000
Greene Street – Soho
Greene Street is Soho’s patented cast iron architecture at its finest. Floor-to-ceiling windows display a lust-worthy array of lofts inside the crisply painted facades. You don’t have to climb up the zigzagging fire escapes to get a glimpse though—stop by The Apartment by The Line for an up close and personal tour of one of the most exquisitely curated lofts in the neighborhood.
The Apartment by The Line. 76 Greene St, New York, NY. (917) 460-7196
A crowd favorite since 1902, the iron-inspired Flatiron Building is located at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue smack dab in the middle of Manhattan. A pedestrian-friendly area, thanks to Madison Square Park and retail-heavy Fifth Avenue, there are plenty of places to get the classic head-on shot of the building or improvise for a more unique angle.
Flatiron Building. 175 5th Ave, New York, NY.
Washington Street – Dumbo
The foot of Washington Street in Dumbo is the scene of one of New York’s most iconic views. The cobblestone street happens to align in perfect unison with one of the Manhattan Bridge’s soaring iron towers, through which peeks the top of the Empire State Building. Either a stroke of luck or architectural genius, the result is an awe-inspiring scene.
Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY.
Located in the epicenter of always-bustling Greenwich Village, Washington Square Park is one of the most beloved green spaces in the city. Chess players, college students and street performers buzz by as the Washington Square Arch—built in 1892 to commemorate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration—towers above. Set at the foot of Fifth Avenue, the arch is especially photogenic when illuminated at night amidst the flicker of traffic lights.
Washington Square Park. New York, NY.