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11 Instagram Photoshoot Ideas in NYC

Whether you consider yourself among tourists or verified New Yorkers, there’s always a reason to turn your Instagram photoshoot ideas in NYC into reality. From a rooftop perch over the Manhattan Bridge to a swanky penthouse in the urban jungle, you really can’t go wrong with a Peerspace venue. Plus, many Peerspace venues come with lighting, props, and amenities galore. That said, check out of our favorite Instagram photoshoot ideas in NYC.

1. A graffiti-covered bar in Williamsburg

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Craft brews and colorful graffiti art make this bar in Williamsburg an amazing Instagram photoshoot idea in NYC, where you can pose next to a tower of vintage TV’s, neon dripping hearts, mannequins, or a 10-foot french fry hanging from the ceiling. Whether you’re aiming for a nightclub look or a quirky photoshoot backdrop ⁠— this is the place for you! Here, you can pair your favorite pour with a fresh meal. This venue comes with a kitchen that’s great for bringing in caterers or making your own photoshoot fuel. 

2. A bright apartment with a garden in Manhattan 

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Many of our Instagram photoshoot ideas in NYC have been used by celebrities, brands, and influencers — including this bright apartment in Manhattan! Located in a historic building, the venue is the only space in NYC designed by legendary architect Paul Rudolph that is open to the public. This plant-filled paradise features custom-designed lighting and furniture — making the space truly one-of-a-kind. The location also features a 2,900-square-foot duplex apartment with a large garden and dramatic interior stairs connecting both floors. The duplex apartment also boasts a double kitchen, four bathrooms, and speakers. 

3. A Dumbo rooftop with views of the Manhattan Bridge

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Show off your favorite outfit in front of the iconic Manhattan Bridge on this Dumbo rooftop venue. Peerspace rentals make for some of the best Instagram photoshoot ideas in NYC. Every venue comes with hi-res photos accompanied by a detailed description of the space and its amenities. With unique two-tone, graffiti-style illustrations decorating the surrounding walls, this rooftop is perfect for anyone who needs a fantastic view both of the Manhattan bridge and of the historic streets of Dumbo. 

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4. A space with perfect lighting in Red Hook

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Large skylights over the two rooms of this space (one covered in white and one in black) paint a glowing ambiance made for Instagram photoshoots. You can choose to just rent one room or have the entire space — and the Peerspace host can help you customize the space to make it your own. Guests can even rent a disco ball for an additional cost! Each Peerspace venue comes with real reviewers from people that have previously used the space for photoshoots, parties, company off-sites, and more. This review for the space in Red Rook is reassuring for those looking to do an Instagram photoshoot in NYC: 

“AMAZING! from the host having great communication every step of the rental to the space that we were able to create what we were looking for. I highly recommend the space.”

5. A rooftop vineyard overlooking downtown Brooklyn

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Claimed as the only rooftop vineyard in the country, this 14,800-square-foot venue is adorned with turf, a boardwalk, hammocks, outdoor sofas, porch swings, and rows of grape vines — all with ‘grammable views of downtown Brooklyn. With accommodation for up to 10 people, you can celebrate a successful venue choice with a toast above the Big Apple. 

6. A peaceful place called “The Jupiter House” with a hammock and harp

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The more custom touches to a space, the better — especially when it comes to photoshoots. This charming apartment in Red Hook comes with unique art, a hammock, lots of plants, and a harp. Contact the hosts directly if you have any questions or would like to tour the space before renting.

7. A palace fit for royalty in Brooklyn

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Looking to do a vintage or high-end photoshoot in NYC? This loft in Brooklyn has been converted into a sophisticated Instagrammer’s dream. The main room comes with plenty of decorative furniture, props, and chandeliers, of course. Check out more of the high-res photos and discover the space’s two life-size dollhouses. Amenities include a kitchen, bathroom, A/C, heating, seating for at least 20, and bedrooms themed for boudoir or Egyptian photoshoots.

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8. A revitalized foundry filled with art in Midtown

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This gorgeous 2,000-square-foot space boasts 25-foot ceilings, sky lights, loft areas, and captivating art. As a former foundry, the building is equipped with industrial lighting and a historic charm that you just won’t get at other venues. 

9. A bohemian loft with a rooftop deck in Williamsburg

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Let’s see… 1920s chic decor, exposed brick, and soaring ceilings? This is one of our favorite Instagram photoshoot ideas in NYC. The Williamsburg loft has been lovingly renovated and transformed into an interior of original wood and reclaimed metal, custom art pieces, and vintage furniture. Here’s a review from a past renter who created “editorial magic” at the loft: 

“This place was a dream. Just like the pictures. So many amazing nooks and crannies that created editorial magic… Everything was beyond! I would book again!”

10. An avocado-themed restaurant in the Bowery neighborhood

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If avocados are life, this space may be the Instagram photoshoot idea in NYC you have been searching for. A short walk from the D/Q train on Grand Street train station, the accessible restaurant has an eye-catching wall of avocados and a menu of foods that incorporate the delicious fruit. 

11. A Greenwich Village hidden treasure

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Velvet-clad furniture and a blossoming garden make this phootshoot idea in NYC one of the best in the city. Atop the Greenwich Village 1920s building, you’ll find a stunning penthouse that boasts 360-degree views of Manhattan. Contact the Peerspace Concierge if you need help finding a caterer or equipment rentals — the experts can be a photoshoot lifesaver! 

Instagram photoshoot ideas in NYC are plentiful — and hot commodities! Rent your Peerspace venue ahead of time to be sure you get the perfect shot while in the bustling city. Hopefully, this article gave you an idea of the amazing apartments, restaurants, and rooftops out there for photoshoots.


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