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New York City’s aesthetic new cafes and landmarks

Published January 10th, 2019

While you might think that every single inch of New York City is actually instagrammable/ iconic/ so memorable, there are in fact a few (million) spots where you’re sure to snap a banger insta pic. There are the classic shots like standing in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge, looking out from the Empire State Building viewing deck, hailing a yellow cab and walking along the elevated High Line Park however we think you can do better than that.

So in addition to getting all of those classic NYC instas, we’ve done all the hard work of running around the city to find the freshest spots to capture that haven’t yet been insta-ed within an inch of their life….yet.

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Restaurants & Stores

Pietro Nolita

174 Elizabeth St, New York


This tiny cafe gets its insta props from being absolutely and completely covered in pink, or as the napkins on the table say, ‘Pink as F*ck’. Bonus points if you head there on a Wednesday #OnWednesdaysWeWearPink

Glossier Showroom

123 Lafayette St, New York- take the elevator up to PH (the Penthouse duh)



Here is another location that bows down at the altar of pink and that’s the new Glossier Showroom. For those not in the know, Glossier is a makeup brand that originated from a make-up and skincare blog by Emily Weiss called Into The Gloss. Head for the showroom to get a shot in front of their mirror that spruiks, “You Look Good,” emblazoned in pink.

The Pint Shop

459 W. 14th Street, New York



Another shop/experiential art concept born in the advent of Instagram is the Museum of Ice Cream which has made way for the newest iteration in the form of The Pint Shop, an ice cream store but on a whole other (insta worthy) level. Book a tasting, not only will you get to taste drool worthy ice cream but when you arrive at your specific time, you get to skip the line to enter.

The End

522 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn



If there was a cafe that embodied the Powerpuff Girls mantra of ‘Glitter and spice and everything nice,’ it would be The End. This cafe can and does conjure up every rainbow glitter sparkles variety of coffee that your heart could desire. Oh and there are of course multiple versions of the unicorn latte. Naturally. Insta-away my pretties!

Panna II

93 1st Avenue #2, New York



This is one of the city’s best and cheapest Indian eateries though you may think you’re seeing double (quadruple really) when you first arrive as there are four identical looking restaurants that each have approximately a billion colourful fairy lights hanging from the ceiling. Always go for Panna II, why? No idea but my friends and I would always go to Panna II.


The Oculus

Church St, New York



The oculus is an incredible $4 billion dollar train station that serves the World Trade Centre and 9/11 memorial centre. The glass-and-steel structure designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was inspired by the idea of a dove in flight, and most importantly, makes for an out-of-this-world selfie.

Manhattan Bridge

Washington St, Brooklyn



This one isn’t entirely new but is becoming a favourite of visitors wanting an iconic New York shot outside of Manhattan for the gram. Head to Washington Street in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Dumbo and standing in the middle of the street you will get a great view of the Manhattan Bridge between those oh so familiar brick buildings.

Greenwich Village

Minetta Lane, New York



Greenwich Village is one of the most iconic areas of Manhattan. Gorgeous tree-lined streets Popular cafes, bars, jazz clubs and restaurants dot along the gorgeous tree-lined streets complete with rows of classic brownstone houses. You will feel like you are stepping straight into a scene from Sex and the City, and that’s probably because Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment is not far away (66 Perry St). Make sure you get a shot on a stoop and in the middle of the cobblestone streets (when there are no cars coming of course).

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