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Top 10 Popular Instagram Spots Across New York City

New York City is made up of nearly 8.5 million people living across its five boroughs, along with the additional population of office workers and daily tourists that work, eat, and take in the sights in the city that never sleeps. There is something to offer for everyone from all walks of life. The dozens of neighborhoods spread across tens of thousands of streets make it a place that will always have something unique to see and experience. Such moments are now captured with our phones and cameras for us to remember and for our family and friends to admire and one day see with their own eyes. While everyone has a special or favorite place they like to take photographs of and from, here is our pick for the top 10 Instgarammable spots across New York City
1) The Empire State Building 
As an unmistakable landmark in the New York City skyline, the Empire State Building continues to attract an unceasing flow of people and whisking visitors up to the observatory perched atop of the Art Deco building. There is no bad angle one can take when you are provided with 360-degree views of the entire city and tri-state area from the outdoor 86th-floor terrace, or from the more coveted 102-floor space with wrap-around glass panels.  
2) Times Square
Known as the Crossroads of the World, Times Square is among the most photographed places in New York City. Formed by the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, these two streets are centered within a mesmerizing barrage of  bright LED screens that flash advertisements, shows, food, Broadway shows, celebrity endorsements, and brand names 24/7. Tv's around the country and around additionally showcase Times Square on December 31 as millions of people around the country and around the world gather to watch the New Years eve ball drop and make the celebration into an Instagram-worthy opportunity. But any day is a good day to snap a pic here should you choose not to brave the cold temperatures and crowded streets of revelers. 
3) The Brooklyn Bridge
Since its opening in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to span the East River and connect Manhattan to Brooklyn. Its boardwalk provides a beautiful unobstructed view of Lower Manhattan when standing in the middle of the bridge. One can also see the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the World Trade Center, all of which make a great background from selfies to proposals and wedding photoshoots.
4) Washington Street (DUMBO, Brooklyn)
Washington Street is one of many streets located within the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of DUMBO. Once a concentrated setting for factories, warehouses and an active shipping port, the district underwent a massive transformation in the past decade into becoming one of the most desirable neighborhoods for luxury residences, office headquarters like Etsy, fine dining, and retail shopping. Part of the area's revival brought with a surge of curious tourists looking for a new place to discover outside of Manhattan. Washington Street, although only spanning a few blocks, is one of these unique spots due to its perfectly centered alignment with the southern tower of the Manhattan Bridge. This is further accentuated with the Empire State Building seen further in the background, making it one of the best sightseeing spots. 
5) Staten Island Ferry
If there's one way to see the city without being underground in a subway or in a car, then the Staten Island Ferry is a fantastic means of sightseeing. Getting onto a ferry at the ferry terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan takes one on a thirty-minute ride across the harbor to Staten Island. Along the way, one can gaze across the waters and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and of course the Lower Manhattan skyline as you pull out from the ferry terminal. The mini voyage takes roughly one hour to complete and is a great way to get fresh air, sunlight and an overall grasp at the ever transforming cityscape.
6) The Statue of Liberty
New York City is surrounded by water and that has been the mode of transportation for countless generations that came to live and work in the city, as well as seeing America for the first time. Anyone that sailed north through the New York harbor since the end of the 19th century would be entranced by the sight of a mighty woman draped with a flowing robe, a flamed torch, her crown, and placement atop the monumental pedestal. Her defiant but welcoming stance has been a symbol of the hope for starting a new and better life. This was the case with nearly all of the roughly 12 million immigrants that came through Ellis Island and passed the Statue of Liberty, 
7) The High Line
Once a derelict and abandoned stretch of elevated railroads that once transported and delivered goods to and from New York City's west side of Manhattan, the High Line is now a gorgeously landscaped public park space that stretches from the Meatpacking District to Hudson Yards. Originally opened in 2009, the nearly 1.5-mile long green park helped to spark a building boom of residential and commercial construction in this section of Manhattan that had been largely underdeveloped and neglected until the mid-2000's. Today, the High Line is flanked with some of the most sought after condominium properties. While most of us may not be able to afford these multi-million dollar homes, the High Line allows one to walk next to and in between these prestigious residences and get up close with the unique architecture. 
8) The Flatiron Building
Located across from Madison Square Park at the intersection of Broadway, 5th Avenue, 23rd and 22nd Streets, the Flatiron Building is one of the earliest New York skyscrapers. Its slender shape is a product of the triangular plot of land the tower rises from. Wrapped in a stone exterior curtain wall, it is an early example of skyscrapers that used a much lighter and thinner facade of masonry that allowed buildings to rise higher without sacrificing precious floor space to support the outside walls. The elaborate and detailed Renaissance Palazzo and Beaux Arts architectural style makes it an eye-catching work of art for photos, paintings, films, and other artful mediums. 
9) Grand Central Terminal 
This magnificent Beaux Arts-style gem in Midtown, Manhattan is another sight to see. It might even be one of the first or last iconic buildings on your way in or out of New York City. Nonetheless, it's hard not to look in awe at the sparing interiors, the constellations on the vaulted ceiling and arched windows that line the sides of the train terminal. As a gathering place for over 100 years, it hosts a number of shops and restaurants and one of the coolest Apple store locations on the eastern end of the main concourse. It's also a great place for people watching as crowds of subway and train commuters criss-cross each other on a daily basis. 
10) Central Park 
Spanning 843 acres, Central Park is Manhattan's largest park and is by far the most famous one in New York City. Whether seen in movies, tv shows, read in a book, or in person, the winding pathways and landscaping captivates people from around the world to peruse through the man-made space. Among the greenery are ponds, fountains, bridges, open lawns, boats, and scenic views of the city straight out of. postcard. It's almost impossible to visit and not witness or hear of a wedding proposal, a marriage, or date taking place inside Central Park. In the end, there are countless places to see within, so be ready to walk and wear the right shoes before doing so.
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