Photo Guide to New York & Insta Worthy Spots
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Often missed in a sea of beautiful buildings, this spot was the perfect backdrop for a "blogger" style picture. Try to go early in the morning so you don't have to photoshop out too many people.
Their Website 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
CITIZENS OF CHELSEA
This hip Australian cafe is every grammers dream. From the cute decor to the AHMAZING avocado toast, it doesn't get much better than this.
Their Website 401 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
This iconic landmark is a must visit on your New York trip. I will say, the place was so bustling is was hard to get an individual photo.
Their Website 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Carmine's Italian Restaurant - Times Square
This massivly proportioned family style restaurant was one of our favorite eats in NYC. We ordered the Penne Alla Vodka (yes, that's one order). Come ready with an appetite and make a reservation because it's always packed.
Their Website 200 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
The Flatiron Building is a 22-story landmark you can't miss. Grab a photo in front of it for the gram. If you're lucky, some random guy will hand you a giant sunflower and help you embrace the extra-ness.
175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
CLINTON STREET BAKING COMPANY
My mouth is watering as i'm reminiscing on this brunch experience. Book ahead if possible (we waited 45 min but well worth the wait.) We ordered approx 2 meals per person because by that point we were all starved. The fan favorite of the group was the Brioche French Toast topped with caramelized bananas, roasted pecans, and warm maple butter. Pro tip: Cash only $$$
Their Website 4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
TOP OF THE ROCK
We opted to go to top of the rock rather than top deck of Empire State building simply because it was cheaper and the reviews were about equal. If you are without tripod, find someone with an equally fancy/expensive camera to take your photo. We loved this spot, especially because it's where we randomly got pulled into a Jimmy Fallon monologue.
Their Website 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
JIMMY FALLON MONOLOGUE
On our way to the bathroom we were randomly asked to be apart of a small group in Jimmy Fallon's studio for his monologue. The experience was amazing because it was literally like a little version of stand up with him. Pro tip: at 9am everyday they hand out FREE stand by tickets in front of Rockefeller center for shows
Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
The Indian version of Chipotle, where you order your meal to your liking was delish. They are open really late, so it's the perfect late night stop.
Their Website 25 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
To get the photos you see below, you have to be a little ready to live on the edge. On the crosswalks, everyone has about 20 seconds to cross. To get these shots, we waited until about 16 seconds, when most people had crossed and it was empty for our glam shot.
One of the oldest railway bridges in the US, this bridge is full of history and style. You can grab cool shots in front of or on it.
Their Website Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038
This neighborhood in Brooklyn has one of the most CLASSIC photo ops. When you go, you will literally see dozens of others lining up to get the exact same photo as you.
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201
PATH STATION WORLD TRADE CENTER AKA THE OCULUS
This magnificent building is a train station and shopping mall. The architecture is gorgeous and unlike any other downtown.
Path Station World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007
This neighborhood in lower Manhattan is filled with culture and diversity. We had some of the best Pho and I wish we had more tine to spend here.
Chinatown, Manhattan, NYC, NY
AUDREY HEPBURN MURAL
Like many others, I'm obsessed with Audrey Hepburn and had to go see this gorgeous work of art in Little Italy! We also made a cannoli pit-stop that was eaten too quickly for photos.
176 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013
THAT'S ALL FOLKS.
NYC was such a fun place and truly never sleeps. We walked nearly 40 miles in the few short days we were there and tried to see as much as possible. We did miss the Statue of Liberty, but covered as much ground possible in the short time we were there. I'm so happy I went with my pal, Bo, because we saved so much money riding the metro and her knowing her way around. I also recommend AirBnb because 1. it's SO cheap and 2. you really get the "living like a local" experience. What should I see next time!?