I am not just asking for the best shoots but also where to take the pictures from.

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    Discussion: meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/63/…
    – Roger Pate
    Jul 17, 2010 at 6:27
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    Tagged as subjective since 'best spot' depends highly on what you want to photograph (street/urban/architecture).
    – Marc
    Jul 17, 2010 at 10:18
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    Questions that ask users to create a list of answers (i.e. polls or list-of-X questions), while there not exactly the type of questions this system was designed for, at the very least need to be made community wiki. I converted this question. Jul 17, 2010 at 15:54
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    Based on the discussion on meta (link above), I'm voting to close as off-topic.
    – ahockley
    Jul 18, 2010 at 20:36
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    Close please for subjective and off-topic as in meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/63/… Aug 6, 2010 at 13:18

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I recommend taking a trip over to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn bridge and going down to the river side. Some classic shots of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge can be got, particularly at sunrise / sunset.


I really enjoyed the city view from the NBC building's observation deck.


Soho, chinatown. Check picaspot.com for more ideas


It's probably rather cliché, but you really can get some amazing photographs just walking around Times Square at night. Also, when I was there a few weeks ago, I noticed that if you go late enough (after 1:30 AM, say), there will still be people present, but the crowd will have thinned quite a bit. Whether this is useful or not depends on just what sort of photos you want, of course.


I think the streets of Soho and Chinatown offer some of the best spots to take pictures in New York. I also agree with the Brooklyn Bridge recommendation. Check picaspot.com for more suggestions

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