The Best Places In New York City To Take A Cool Selfie

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Vote up the spots in NYC you have to go for a selfie.

When it comes to the best selfie spots in NYC, a few are so obvious that they're more or less a given. Sure you've got to grab a photo of yourself in front of the Statue of Liberty and in Times Square, but what about the other great photo spots in New York? Here you'll find a guide to some of the best NYC Instagram spots that range from classics like the Flatiron building to lesser-known gems such as cool little cafes you may have never heard of. 

NYC is full of Instagrammable locations ranging from street art to extravagantly decorated bars and restaurants, all of which your followers are sure to love. So the next time you find yourself in New York, be sure to check out some of these awesome stops, many of which also offer the opportunity to grab a bite or check out some fun new activities. Be sure to vote for your favorites to let everyone know where to head the next time they're ready to get their NYC Instagram on.

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    13 VOTES

    Bethesda Terrace


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    Location: 72 Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10021

    Highlights: You can't go to NYC without snapping at least one selfie in front of the famed Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. But don't forget to explore the angles you can get from inside the surrounding Bethesda Terrace to add a little boost to your photo.

    13 votes
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    10 VOTES

    Top Of The Rock


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    Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (Top of Rockefeller Center)

    Admission: Around $40

    Highlights: If you want a bird's eye view of the city, then there are few better places to get it than atop the observation deck at Rockefeller Center. 

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    10 votes
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    24 VOTES

    Stone Street


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    Location: Manhattan's Financial District

    Highlights: If you're looking to capture a little old world charm, then look no further than Stone Street. The oldest street in the city, Stone Street still features cobblestones, cozy shops, and the charm of the NYC of old. 


    24 votes
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    19 VOTES

    The Flatiron Building


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    Location: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

    Highlights: Built in 1902, this triangular shaped landmark has become one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in NYC. Try to catch a few taxis in the background as well for the perfect New York selfie shot. 

    19 votes
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    20 VOTES

    The Morgan Library And Museum


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    Location: 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016

    Admission: Regularly $22 for adults but check out their website for details on days and times you can score free entrance.

    Highlights: Check out some amazing exhibits, attend a concert, or feast your eyes on the library of Pierpont Morgan. The library, which was completed in 1906 was designed around the style of villas from the Italian Renaissance and makes for an absolutely stunning background for any photo. 

    20 votes
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    19 VOTES

    The Brooklyn Bridge


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    Location: It'll be the large bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. You can't miss it! 

    Highlights: The cool thing about the Brooklyn Bridge is that it's possible to get some great shots on the pedestrian walkway without trying to contend with the oncoming traffic below.

    19 votes