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Top places to photograph in New York City in 2023

These are the very best New York City Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in New York City!

Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center, and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City at the junction of Broadway, Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street. It's probably the busiest part of the City, surrounded by the constant glow of huge advertising boards and the sound of constant traffic.
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Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan from the Manhattan Bridge

One of the bridges over the East River, Manhattan Bridge offers breathtaking views of the river and Lower Manhattan.
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Old wooden pillars in the East River - Old Pier 1

Next to the park, there are these pillars of the Old Pier 1, which attracts a lot of photographers.
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Grand Central Terminal

You might remember the very old picture of Grand Central Terminal interior with rays of sunlight going inside. Well, something like that is not possible any more, but still the place is well worth for a visit.
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One World Trade Center from Ground Zero

One World Trade Center (also called as the Freedom Tower) towers high above the Ground Zero.
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Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building (originally the Fuller Building) is a well known building, narrow triangular one formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street.
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Statue of Liberty from the Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Statue of Liberty is New York's most famous landmark, which is not usually photographed from Manhattan or Brooklyn. This shot shows what can be done with an extreme telephoto lens.
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Brooklyn Bridge from Seaport District

Seaport District is a now-regenerated historic waterfront situated at the tip of lower Manhattan, between the East River and the Financial District. This is a great spot to capture a view of both Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
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The Vessel

Vessel is a structure and visitor attraction built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Built to plans by the British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the elaborate honeycomb-like structure rises 16 stories and consists of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings for visitors to climb. Vessel is the main feature of the 5-acre Hudson Yards Public Square. Funded by Hudson Yards developer Related Companies, its final cost is estimated at $200 million. (thanks Google)
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We hope you enjoy photographing these great New York City Instagram locations. We love seeing your images of the most Instagrammable places in New York City, so make sure to share your images on PhotoHound and tag us on Instagram @photohound and hashtag #photohound for a chance to be featured.

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