The 16 best Instagram Spots in New York City

Every year, New York City is visited by around 13 million people, making it one of the ten most visited cities in the world. In addition to numerous interesting museums, the world-famous Statue of Liberty and imposing buildings, a variety of unique photo motifs await you in the American metropolis.

We have summarized the 16 most popular Instagram spots in the city for you below:

1. Manhattan Bridge at DUMBO

The Manhattan Bridge connects the New York boroughs of Lower Manhattan (Chinatown) and Brooklyn. The bridge, which crosses the East River, was opened in 1909. The bridge of the residential district DUMBO (abbreviation for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass”) is a great photo motif.

2. Brooklyn Bridge

One of the oldest suspension bridges in the USA is the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge is over 1.8 kilometers long and crosses the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge has been one of New York’s landmarks for several years.

Tip: The Brooklyn Bridge offers you a magnificent view of the New York skyline. The Brooklyn Bridge is also an ideal photo motif from the Manhattan Bridge.

3. Flatiron Building

A spectacular skyscraper and a popular Instagram spot in the metropolis is the Flatiron Building. Due to its special architecture, the building, which was the tallest building in New York in the past, is a popular photo motif. The skyscraper was built in 1902 and is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue.

4. Top of the Rock

The most spectacular view over New York is from the Top of The Rock, a viewing platform on the Rockefeller Center. Among other things, you can see the Empire State Building from there. With the skyline in the background, the Top of the Rock creates unique Instagram photos.

5. Central Park

Central Park is the largest park in New York and a recreational area that enjoys great popularity among both locals and tourists. The city park is located in the center of Manhattan. Opened in 1873, the park is a popular photo motif due to its many lakes and attractions.

8. 42nd St. and 2. Ave.

42nd Street is one of the most famous streets in New York. The street is located between the Hudson River and the East River and is over three kilometers long. A popular Instagram spot is the intersection with Second Avenue. Spectacular Instagram photos are taken here, as countless skyscrapers can be seen in the background.

9. Tribeca Skybridge / Staple Street

A historic suspension bridge represents the Tribeca Skybridge on Staple Street. Staple Street is one of the shortest streets in New York and is very different from other streets in the metropolis. The bridge, which connects two buildings, is a popular photo motif.

10. West Village / Gay Street

New York’s Greenwich Village is home to the West Village and Gay Street. 

11. Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is a concert hall in Manhattan. Opened in 1932, the popular venue hosts the MTV Video Music Awards, concerts and shows.

12. Grand Central Station

A real highlight and popular photo motif in New York is Grand Central Station. The station, which has the most train tracks in the world, was opened in Manhattan in 1913. Since the station is used by about 500,000 people every day, it is one of the most visited sights in New York. Due to the architectural highlights, Grand Central Station is a popular photo motif.

14. China Town

The fact that New York has countless contrasts is shown by the Chinatown district, which is very different from other districts in the metropolis. Numerous restaurants and stores await you in this district of New York.

15. Times Square

One of the most famous places in the USA is Times Square. Due to the many advertisements and the large number of people who visit Times Square every day, the place is a popular photo motif. At Times Square you can expect numerous shops, famous Disney characters and interesting museums.

16. Hudson Yards New York

One of the most spectacular photo motifs of the American metropolis is the Hudson Yards. The building is located in one of the newest districts of New York. From the viewing platforms you have a phenomenal view of the city.

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