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It’s incredible that we can capture a moment just by taking out our phones and pressing a button. Travel photos can help you remember the trip of a lifetime and share your journey via social media or a blog. The best way to do this is by choosing an instantly recognizable spot with great lighting and a dramatic flair. The Concorde Hotel New York is located near some of the best photo locations in NYC.

Here are some iconic spots to snap that perfect Instagram photo in NYC:

  • Times Square –The location of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and a perfect expression of life in “the city that never sleeps.” The digital billboards, street vendors, pedestrians, and view of the Times Square Tower will let anyone know where you are immediately. The best spot for a selfie is the red TKTS stairs.

  • Statue of Liberty – How do you get a picture with The Statue of Liberty? The only way to get to Ellis Island is by taking the Staten Island Ferry. Hang out on the deck and have your camera ready for that perfect shot. Several cruises pass by the famous landmark, as well.

  • Top of the Rock – There is no better place to get a view of the cityscape—and an unforgettable photo—than at the observation deck known as Top of the Rock. View the Empire State Building, Central Park, and Chrysler Building from the 70-story, open-air deck.

  • Brooklyn Bridge – There are a few tactics for getting a great photo of yourself or a travel partner featuring The Brooklyn Bridge. Take a photo on the bridge near the center pylons to get the best on-the-bridge shot, or venture out to Pebble Beach for a great picture with the bridge in the background.

  • Central Park – We could write an entire blog just on photo ops in Central Park, but we’ll mention just a few of our favorites: Bethesda Terrace Arcade, The Mall, and Bow Bridge. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong when searching for a prime photo location in this 843-acre green space.

One of the highlights of travel is discovery. Maybe you’ve done New York before, or you’re just looking to share locations that don’t appear in every travel blog.

These are five of our favorite photo locations in NYC for those looking for something off-the-beaten-path:

  • Randall’s Island – Get a great shot with the East River and cityscape in the background.

    • Art Installations – If we can guarantee one thing in NYC, it’s a fantastic arts & culture scene. Peruse the latest list of art installations throughout the city and its parks, and then snag a selfie with a compelling or colorful work of art.

  • L’Appartment Sézane – This store knows how to create a romantic atmosphere both inside and out. Get a photo in front of this lush storefront located in NoLita.

  • Jane’s Carousel – While technically a part of DUMBO, we believe this vintage carousel deserves its own mention. Few images are more romantic than a person on a carousel horse with a dramatic view of the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

We can’t forget about NYC’s rich, cinematic history. New York City is one of our country’s most recognizable cities for many reasons, but one of those is the number of movies and TV shows featuring it.

For movie buffs looking to snap a pic in some of the city’s most famous locations, here are our top five film/TV photo locations in NYC:

  • Carrie’s Apartment – The exterior shots of this famous Sex and the City apartment were filmed at 64 Perry Street.

  • FRIENDS Apartment – Find this apartment, featured in the opening credits of FRIENDS, at 90 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village.

  • Rockefeller Center – This NYC landmark has been featured in too many movies and shows to count, but a few highlights include Saturday Night Live, Home Alone 2, and Elf.

  • Grand Central Terminal – This is another spot so quintessentially New York that it’s been featured numerous times. Two highlights are North by Northwest and 1978’s Superman.

New York City is the home of some of the country’s most important landmarks, inspiring natural views, and pop culture images. Immerse yourself in the city, create beautiful memories, and share the wonders of NYC with your friends, family, and feed by exploring these photo locations in NYC.

You can reach them all from The Concorde Hotel New York, which is located near Central Park, the Empire State Building, and numerous transportation hubs. You can also snap some great photos from the comfort of your well-lit room with a city view as your backdrop. If you’re lucky enough to snag the terrace room, you’ll find the shining domes of the Central Synagogue create a spectacular image.

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