NYC is one of the best cities to photograph for its tall buildings and bright lights. And is it worthy of Instagram? Yes. We’ve selected some of the best New York Instagram posts that show its true beauty (and hey, it’s made for a really good backdrop, too). Here is a list of the 10 best New York Instagram posts we’re obsessed with:
1. City VS. Nature
The divide that is evident here is simply breathtaking because no one really wonders what New York would look like from above, but it’s definitely worth a look.
The greenery VS. the closeness of the city buildings are a contrast to each other, yet bring out the beauty in each other. Humza Deas takes very impressive snapshots of sometimes passing moments and captures the beauty of New York.
2. Terrace Views
Everyone’s into a beautifully open terrace with great design and comfortable chairs. But, what makes the terrace into a 10/10 is the view. Liz Eswein, of course, a New Yorker, takes amazing Instagram shots of New York City whether they are close-ups or street corners.
The Brooklyn Bridge is accentuated beautifully in this Instagram post as your eyes are immediately drawn to it.
3. Brooklyn Bridge
Speaking of the Brooklyn Bridge, the black and white option in this Instagram post really creates a gloomy and sad undertone to the image. New York is one of the most populated places, due to tourists, and to see the Brooklyn Bridge so empty is quite the pleasant change.
It shows another side to New York that we crave to see.
4. Tana Turns 21
There is nothing like New York completing someone’s Instagram post. Sometimes, the backdrop makes the picture and New York happens to be one of the best settings.
No matter what opinions people have on Tana Mongeau, this photo of her in Times Square with a billboard of her new TV show behind her is peak, New York. And we are loving the shot as a whole– from the angle to the outfit to the lack of a crowd.
5. Head In The Clouds
The first indoor shot of New York, yet it deserves a spot on this list because it’s absolutely breathtaking. The New York Public Library is vast with amazing architecture on the inside as well as the outside.
The symmetry and the details on the ceiling make this Instagram post one of our favorites!
6. Morning Routine
The first minutes of sunrise in New York are absolutely breathtaking because it isn’t particularly loud and for a few minutes, there is some peace and quiet as you watch the sunrise between the tall buildings. With the old-style buildings facing each other, who’d ever want to wake up anywhere else?
7. Fall Hues
Central Park is one of the top known locations in New York and the place changes depending on the season. In Fall, although not consistent every year, Humza Deas captured the Park during a beautiful time with the leaves a bright shade of orange (or light brown depending on your eyes).
Autumn in New York is a beautiful time to visit the place because everything is so aesthetically pleasing.
What makes the Instagram shot better is the couple walking hand-in-hand in the middle of the park.
8. Lady In White
To prove that New York makes for an amazing background, this photograph by Nesrin Danan perfectly showcases the simplicity that a shot needs. At the end of the day, New York does it all just be being there.
Not only are you drawn to the gorgeous model in question, but you also admire the blurry outline of New York.
9. Canal Street
Not only is New York pleasing to the eyes, but it is also architecturally a masterpiece. With buildings ranging from tall to small to new and old, the juxtaposition works! Instagram posts of New York don’t capture all the beauty that the place has to offer, but just a snippet.
A snippet is just what we need to get us hooked.
10. Hang Out Session
Apparently, the dogs in Astoria like to have frequent hang-out sessions with each other as this Instagram post by Anthony Danielle proves. Anthony Danielle or better known as takinyerphoto has a feed of random New York posts where he takes images of people.
The best thing about this is that they’re completely unaware so every photo is candid and New York happens to play along.
This Instagram of the dogs are so cute we want to join them. And why are they huddled up like judgmental Grandmothers gossiping?