New York City is unlike any other place on earth — it blends together culture, finance and entertainment to create an experience like no other.
Take a day and just wander the streets around where you are staying or take the subway or bus to go somewhere different.
See street performers perform their song and thrill you with their street magic show. Meet new people at the street vendors where they sell various types of food and drink.
Tap into your inner Spiderman and take photos of Peter Parker’s hometown!
There’s so much to see in the city that never sleeps and we wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t know where to begin. Here is a helpful guide on the best sights for your camera roll!
The Flatiron Building
The Flatiron Building is an iconic beautiful building and was one of the city's first skyscraper. This building has become a great photo spot for tourist who wants to pose next to this 22-story triangular tower. Walk further up on Fifth Avenue towards 26th Street to get the crowds out of your shot.
Grand Central Terminal
Out-of-town tourists flock to see the historic terminal’s neoclassical architecture, its starry-night ceiling and the four-sided clock at the center of it all. Head up the staircases at either end of the Main Concourse for the classic shot of this historic landmark. Just don’t come during rush hour if you plan on posing for a memorable shot — this bustling terminal stops for no one.
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge Park offers an amazing view of Lower Manhattan, and from the right vantage point, you'll be in between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge may be one of the more touristy locations in New York, but the views are worth it. Walk or bike across to see the fabulous New York City skyline. If you want the bridge mostly to yourself, go early in the morning because the golden hour after sunrise is a perfect shot.
Architect Santiago Calatrava said The Oculus resembles a “bird released from a child’s hands,” and judging from all the photos being taken there, it’s quite an architectural wonder. This attraction is begging to be photographed by locals and tourists alike!
The New York Public Library
This spot is an Instagram wonder inside and out. As you walk up its steps, you’ll pass a pair of lions that symbolically guard New York’s knowledge center with their stony gazes. And while the lions draw much of the photo-seeking crowd, what they’re protecting is arguably even more beautiful. Don’t forget to pass through NYPL’s ornate reading room, where miles of colourful books, desks and lamps sit under a ceiling sent from the heavens.
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Top of the Rock VS Top of the Empire State Building
The only way you could possibly see all of NYC is by taking it all in from high above.
Want to shoot one of the greatest panorama in your life? Head up to the top of The Rockefeller Center and have the nearby Empire State Building IN your photo and a bird’s eye view of Central Park.
The Empire State Building is a grand building filled with great architecture and an amazing lobby and elevators. It is also famous for the scene featuring The Mighty King Kong. The observation deck is open until 2 a.m.
Overall, both these building will have an amazing aerial view of New York City and the best time to go for both these places is just before sunset, so you can soak in three views for one price—day, sunset, and night.
Manhattan's Chinatown neighbourhood is bustling and bright, with crowds of people on the streets and colourful restaurants, storefronts, and street signs. This is a great place to make new friends as you capture photos of interesting shop owners and their wares. If you're looking to capture the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, try mid-street portraits or photographing the neighbourhood during the night.
In Central Park, the most popular photo spots would be the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Furthermore, all year round, Central Park has a myriad of locations for a great photo spot. Time can also play a role in your photography journey. During the blue hour, with the lights all aglow, the twilight gives a touch of magic towards Central Park.
Staten Island Ferry
Embarking on The Staten Island Ferry is a great way to view the south end of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Make sure to stick to the right-hand side of the boat for the best view of the Statue of Liberty or the back of the boat for some remarkable views of the Manhattan skyline. This free ride is very busy with tourists so try taking it early in the morning to avoid crowds.
The most iconic New York City tourist attraction, Times Square is incredibly crowded with both locals and tourists. Feel the hustle and bustle of the city while you’re trying to navigate through the city and be prepared to see a LOT of people. Fortunately, there is never a dull or quiet, moment here. Both day and night shoot is recommended for a photo session. At night, the lights from the electronic billboards light up the area like daytime.
So the next time you’re packing your bag to go to New York, there are three things you should not forget! Your passport, your camera and a local guide to help you around New York City. Download the Mobile app www.nuflit.com/app to find locals to help you with your travelling.
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