7 Underrated, Secret Locations To Shoot At In New York City

Hi, New Yorkers!

If you’re a NYC-based photographer, I’m sure you’ve done it all. The Brooklyn Bridge, the High Line, Dumbo Bridge, Domino Park, Washington Square Park, and so on. You’re probably bored and looking for new spots to shoot at. So if you are looking for someplace new, check out this list below.ย 

1. Let There Be Neon

This is the most underrated spots in New York City. It’s an actual place of work that is only open on weekdays. Though this shop sells neon signs, it’s also the coolest place to snap a couple photos. It can be found in Soho on 38 White St, New York, NY 10013.

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2. NY Transit Museumย 

First and foremost, this is a museum. But it’s also the coolest spot for photos and I’m surprised people aren’t talking about this!? You can take pictures in subway cars dating back to 1907. Go lose yourself in a time machine – between Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill at 99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

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3. NoMo Sohoย 

This tunnel of fairy lights are the pathway to a hotel and a restaurant, so if you’re looking to kill three birds with one stone (take photos, eat a good meal, and book a room at this fancy hotel) – this is the place for you. It can be found in Soho (duh) on 9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013.

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4. The Pint Shop

You’ve heard of the Museum of Ice Cream, right? That place is cool too, but The Pint Shop is on a whole other level of rad. Bananas, sprinkles, ice cream – take some good looking photos with some good looking foods. You can find it in the Museum of Ice Cream at 99 Hudson St Fl. 7, New York, NY 10014.

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5. LROOM CAFE

This cute little cafe is so aesthetically pleasing that itย hurts. Yeah, it’s a place to get some pink matcha or glittery lattes, but the decor is pretty to shoot in front of too! It’s gorgeous. Find it here: 41 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011.

6. The Beekman, A Thompson Hotelย 

If you can finesse your way into this hotel (or maybe someone will just let ya) – this is a really lowkey spot. I mean, just look at that hallway and the staircase! Howย coolย would it be to shoot there!? Find this (definitely haunted, I’m assuming) place here: 123 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038.

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7. Green Fingers Market

This is still a place of work, so I wouldn’t say to turn this place into a full photoshoot with lights and whatnot, but maybe if you have your camera on you and you want to take a couple casual spots, this is the cutest spot. It can be found in Nolita at 5 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002.

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What are your favorite underrated locations to shoot at in New York?

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