NYC is covered in photo-worthy attractions. From Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, there are photo-ops around nearly every corner. Below are some less obvious spots you’ve probably seen on Instagram that are worth the effort of getting the shot.
MANHATTAN BRIDGE IN DUMBO
Head to Washington Street near the water in Dumbo, Brooklyn to get this iconic shot of the Manhattan Bridge. The intersections of Washington and Water Street, and Washington and Front Street are good spots for the best view. From a certain angle you’ll see the Empire State Building through the center of the bridge tower.
The Oculus is a transportation hub of the Financial District made up of a train station, plaza and shops and is located adjacent to the 9/11 Memorial at One World Trade. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, it’s a state-of-the-art multilevel space and the third largest transportation hub in NYC and it’s unique design makes a great photo op.
TOP OF THE ROCK
The views of NYC from the Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center (also called “Top of the Rock”) are some of the best in the city. While the top of the Empire State building is a popular spot, the Top of the Rock offers three floors (up to the 70th floor, 850 feet in the air) of unobstructed views of Central Park, the rivers and The Empire State Building.
THE FLATIRON BUILDING
The Flatiron Building is one of the city’s most recognized landmarks. Head to the southeast corner of Madison Square Park and stand on the sidewalk near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway (at 200 Fifth Avenue) to get the shot with the gold street clock in the foreground. The clock was erected in 1903 and is one of the last standing cast iron street clocks in the city.