The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to: Places to Shoot in New York City

The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to: Places to Shoot in New York City

With a city as BIG as New York City, it’s not always easy to find a place to shoot; especially when under pressure. I always find myself scrambling to check the photos I’ve saved on Instagram, Pinterest for ideas, and Google for locations. So, most of the time I find myself winging it. I always get asked: “Where do you shoot these photos”, so I created an easy guide with cool places to shoot content.

Soho

This area in NYC is a blogger’s dream location. This list is in no particular order BUT Soho is probably the best place (most frequented place) for blogger photography. It’s filled with beautiful boutiques, the cutest shops/restaurants, amazing wall murals, and cobble stone. Like most of the places I will mention here, make sure you arrive EARLY to get a good shot. If you don’t have time, in the morning, head over to Sullivan Street where you’ll find less foot traffic and beautifully colored buildings.

132 W Houston Street | Miss Lily’s

19 Kenmare Street | The Butcher’s Daughter

Sullivan Street

114 Prince Street | Outside David Yurman Shop

Greene Street | Outside Fendi Store

188 Mullberry Street | Mulberry Iconic Magazines

114 Kenmare Street | La Esquina

80 Wooster Street

Tribeca

Tribeca is an abbreviation for “triangle below canal street”. Tribeca is very similar to Soho in that it’s filled with cobblestone streets and beautiful loft apartment buildings. Tribeca is also known to be the home of Jay-Z and Beyonce; I haven’t seen them yet!

249 W Broadway | Near Another Room

249 W Broadway | The Roxy Hotel

230 Vesey St | Brookfield Place

White Street

28 Warren Street | Near Barre

Near Franklin Avenue Train Station

Pier 25

ChinaTown

This, to me, is one the most authentic cultural neighborhoods in NYC. I haven’t been to China YET but I can imagine Chinatown, NYC looks very similar. This heavily populated area is one of the best places to shoot an editorial-esque (I made this word up) blogger shoot. The best time to shoot is on the weekdays before 8:00am.

Mott and Pell Streets

Nom Wah Tea Parlor | 13 Doyers St

Midtown and The Upper West/Eastside

I put all these areas together because they all have the same vibe IMO, except for the busyness of Midtown. So the Upper West and Upper East side are the perfect neighborhoods for bloggers looking to escape the madness and weird people staring at you while you are taking pictures. Plus, you can get some really cool restaurant/cafe shots for your blogs.

Go to the Upper West Side if you want to capture beautiful brownstones for content. In both the Upper East and Upper West Side you can capture some great shots in and near Central Park. Also, if you are up for the challenge; head to Times Square and capture the hustle-and-bustle of the city, city lights, food street vendors, and yellow cabs!

Midtown | 34th Street near Macy’s Herald Square

Upper West Side | Serafina’s Restaurant

Times Square | Midtown

Upper West Side | Near 70th Street and Central Park West

66th Street Station | Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center

Upper West Side | Near 72nd Street and Broadway

Near 80th Street and Central Park West

698 9th Ave | Qi Restaurant

Upper West Side | Red Farm Restaurant

135 E 46th Street | Midtown

Midtown | The Flatiron Building

Meatpacking District

W 14th and Washington Street

The Standard Grill | 848 Washington Street

East Village

Abe Lebewohl Triangle

South Street Seaport

Brooklyn

Venture to Brooklyn! For some, it’s a few minutes away for me, it’s a trek. I love , love, love the Brooklyn Bridge area to shoot. I know I haven’t even scratch the surface when it comes to shooting content here. There is so much texture in this small area. You have a mix of cobble stone streets, historical brownstones, cute and quaint restaurants, a view of the water, and a merry-go-round; you name it!

Brooklyn  Bridge Park

Jane Carousel | Brooklyn  Bridge Park

Old Fulton and Hicks Street

Cranberry & Hicks Street

Sade

Sade Solomon is a woman who decided to drop everything she knew and was comfortable with to chase after her dreams. Since having the faith to change careers from social work to fashion, she’s been on this relentless and complex journey to discovering her life’s true purpose. She is the Founder of Conversations Beyond which is a platform that provides inspiration to the everyday woman’s style and soul through a faith & lifestyle blog, web-series, and women’s empowerment meetups/events.

6 Comments

  1. August 28, 2018 / 12:00 am

    This was so useful thank you!

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    • Sade
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      September 5, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Yay! So glad it was useful! Thank you for stopping by!

    • Sade
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      September 5, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Yay!!!!!!!! So glad it was helpful.

    • Sade
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      September 8, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Awww!!! Thanks so much girl. I worked uber hard on this so it feels good to know that it’s helpful!!!!

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