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Top 5 New York Instagram Spots

New York was once all about the skyscraper. And while the city’s panoramic pleasures are still sure to delight, there’s more to the Big Apple than the view from the top. Head to these five New York Instagram spots to, as the catchphrase goes, do it for the ‘gram.

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The Oculus

Designed by Santiago Calatrava, this airy transport hub serves the new World Trade Center. Snap pics of the soaring ceiling, then enjoy luxury shopping at Westfield World Trade Center and endless dining at Eataly, Épicerie Boulud, and more. More than just another landmark on this list of New York Instagram spots, The Oculus is the best place to beat the elements. Too hot? Too cold? Too rainy? Just head here and spend the afternoon experiencing the best of New York under one stunning roof.

Church St, New York, NY 10006

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Top of the Rock

Most visitors make their way up to the Empire State Building observation deck. It’s a famous setting, after all, thanks in no small part to 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle. But savvy travelers know the view’s better from Top of the Rock, where you can get the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center in your shot. The best part? Head right downstairs to Bar SixtyFive at the famous Rainbow Room for bespoke cocktails at the highest bar in New York.

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

This one’s a classic. The Brooklyn Bridge is recognizable around the world as one of New York’s most iconic landmarks. But don’t just snap a pic from the Manhattan side. Take a walk across the historic bridge to Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you can get the Manhattan skyline in your shot — and enjoy classics like Grimaldi’s Pizza, Luke’s Lobster, and Jacques Torres Chocolate & Ice Cream in DUMBO.

334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Photo courtesy of Pietro Nolita.

Pietro Nolita

Step out of New York and into 1950s Milan at this Italian restaurant with a seriously pink motif. Go for the ‘gram (seriously: everything is pink) and stay for delicious, healthy, seasonal Italian cuisine.

174 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

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Photo courtesy of Milk Bar.

Milk Bar

Chef Christina Tosi whips up some of the most decadent, Instagram-worthy creations, from the famous cereal-flavored ice cream to the irresistible fan favorite Crack Pie® – made with a toasted oat crust and gooey butter filling.

15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019