Best Places to Take Pictures around Carnegie Hall, NYC

Around this iconic music hall is a great number of restaurants, unique vendors, museums, historic high-rises and countless stories. Yet with all that there is around Carnegie Hall, one might think to explore what events and activities there are in the neighborhood. Whether you’re a tourist, visiting the city for friends and family, or a local looking for something around you, read on for some of our favorite places to take pictures here around Carnegie Hall.

Time Warner Center / Deutsche Bank Center

This dynamic and vibrant part of the area around Carnegie Hill is the Deutsche Bank Centre, featuring striking architecture and a four-story retail mall. The lower levels in it’s massive windows make for an impressive canvas for your photography projects, or as a subject in itself, while the ample shopping options also compliment your visit.

Museum of Modern Art

One of New York City’s most famed institutions, the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA is a great stop for all visitors to enjoy one of the world’s most celebrated centers of the arts, all while enjoying a variety of settings as their backdrop. While photography is not permitted in every area of this building, it is the views over surrounding New York and the outdoor sections of MoMA that boast a proud and conversation-starting presence for any photo.

Central Park Zoo

For a more lighthearted project, come take a selfie with some of New York’s most eccentric personalities, the animals of Central Park Zoo! Here, visitors can catch a selfie with Red Pandas, African Penguins, Snow Leopards, Snow Monkeys, and Sea Lions! These are a great conversation piece as a fun group picture with the rare animal cameo, or with the animals as subjects of the photos themselves.

Rockefeller Center

One of New York City’s many famous and storied locations, Rockefeller Center is a great way to mark your stay around Carnegie Hall and of your time here in the Big Apple! Especially around wintertime, when the ice rink is to stay, along with the massive annual Christmas tree! The proximity to other New York City landmarks also makes this a great visit for cityscape photographers and those wanting to really immerse their project in the urban setting of New York.

The Pond

This quiet corner of Central Park is your one-stop for verdant, enchanting backdrops, celebrated as one of Central Park’s more immersive corners. The presence of wildlife here also makes for a great opportunity for wildlife photographers, with rare appearances by exotic species drawing crowds in the past.

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