We’ve got the lowdown on how to capture the perfect Instagram snaps of Queens —though we think it looks good from almost any angle. From inventive art at MoMA PS1 to colourful flora at the Queens Botanical Garden, this is one beautiful borough. There’s so many great Instagram spots in Queens.
Here’s our top picks of places to photograph in for the ‘gram.
Most Instagrammable spots in Queens
MoMA PS1 is one of the best contemporary art institutions in New York, and has an exciting rotation of colourful exhibits and installations. There’s countless works of art to add a cute backdrop to your photographs.
This huge steel sphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, was commissioned for the New York World’s Fair of 1964-65. It’s a striking background for any snapshot of Queens.
3. Flushing’s Chinatown
The vibrant signage of Chinatown in downtown Flushing will add a pop of colour to your pics. Wander around and then eat your heart with soup dumplings at Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao.
The Queens Botanical Garden is a sprawling landscape of colourful plants. Many of the small gardens on site feature plants of particular significance to a certain world culture. There’s also a delightful Fragrance Walk and a busy Bee Garden. Beautiful and serene.
5. Astoria Park
Swing by Astoria Park for NYC’s largest swimming pool and views of the Hell Gate Bridge and cityscape. There’s also free yoga classes, film screenings, concerts and storytelling sessions in the warmer months.
The Z rooftop bar at the Z NYC Hotel offers unobstructed, 180-degree skyline views of Manhattan. There’s live DJs spinning tunes and great cocktails. The perfect combination of skyline and style.
This annual project hosts 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, who come together to paint amazing pieces on public walls around Queens. It is one of the best collections of contemporary street culture on earth, that changes every year.