What is to visit New York without taking a picture in front of its symbols and uploading it in your social media account? Here is a list of the 10 finest locations for the best pictures in New York.
The Staten Island Ferry
The Statue of Liberty is undoubtedly the greatest symbol of New York City. Visiting Liberty Island is a mandatory part of every tourist tour. The monument is 93 m in height so if you want to take a picture with it you should do it from distance. The best place to pose with the statue is on the deck of the Staten Island Ferry. You can get on the ferry from Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan. From its deck, you will enjoy stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan, Ellis Island, Governors Island, and the Brooklyn Heights. You can take a picture not only with the statue but also with the One World Trade Center which is also a famous symbol of NYC.
It is impossible to shoot the whole bridge unless you are standing far enough to do it but it is not necessary to catch the whole construction in a photo. You can walk over the bridge and take a photo with just a part of its towers and suspension cables. You can also pose with Lower Manhattan’s skyline in the background.
Empire State Building
Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Manhattan. There is an observatory on its 102nd floor which is open for visitors. From there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the city. It is best to take a photo at sunset or in the evening. Thus you will see the winking lights of the city.
The Unisphere is a spherical steel representation of Earth situated in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, NYC. It was built in 1964 to mark the beginning of the space age. Now it is a symbol of Queens. You can pose in front of it with your family and friends capturing the whole construction and the fountains.
Grand Center and Chrysler Building
There is a spot where you can capture both the Grand Center and the Chrysler Building in one photo. You just need to stand west of Grand Center Terminal, point the camera toward the sky, and – voilà.
Times Square is emblematic of the city of New York. It is definitely one of the best places to catch the spirit of the city in a picture – crowds of people, winking lights, billboards, skyscrapers. It is best if you take your picture at sunset or right after it.
Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is an observatory on the top of Rockefeller Center (one of the highest buildings in NYC, thus making it a great place for the best pictures in New York). It offers three observation decks so feel free to choose the background of your photos. You can take a photo of the Empire State Building or Central Park. You should purchase a ticket to enter the observatory.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
The park is located on the Brooklyn side of East River. It offers a spectacular view of Manhattan’s skyline. From Old Pier 1 you can take amazing photos of the river with its rocks and logs and Manhattan standing in the background. It looks magical at night.
Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is located on 6th Avenue. Many TV Shows or important events have been shot there and that’s why its nickname is “Showplace of the nation”. It is one of the best places to take a photo but do it late in the evening when the lights go on.
Joker Stairs is a step street connecting Shakespeare and Anderson Avenues in Bronx, NYC. The stairs became emblematic after they were shown in the Oscar-winning film “Joker”. Many people pose on the stairs copying some of the Joker’s moves.
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