Tuesday 27th February, 2018 / Reading time: 5 minutes.

Selfie Life

Love them, hate them, selfies are the new way to document your trip or vacation.


Selfie lovers: You guys know that selfies aren’t about narcissism like some people say. They are about feeling confident with how you look, being excited about where you are, and giving context to a photo. How many photos of monkeys are out there? A lot! But if it is a selfie, it suddenly because something personal and special.


Not a selfie fan? Don’t worry! The sites we are going to describe today work just as well as traditional photos. Just be careful if you are handing your camera over to a stranger to take your picture!


#1 The Oculus

This all white, alien-looking building is a selfie haven. From the outside, it looks like the skeleton of some mythical beast. From the main hall, look up and you’ll see where the building’s ribs meet. Whether you post in color or black and white, this building needs to be in your pictures.   


Where? World Trade Center Transportation Hub; 70 Vesey Street, Manhattan (35 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Daily



#2 Top of the Rock, NYC

Looking for a selfie from someplace high that isn’t the Empire State Building? The top of the Rockefeller Center just might be the bird’s eye view you’re looking for. Plus, from here, you can take a picture of the Empire State Building, something you can’t do if you’re already up there.   


Where? Rockefeller Center; 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan – Entrance on 50th Street (15 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Daily, 7am – 11pm



#3 Exchange Place Waterfront  

Being in Jersey City, it isn’t in NYC, per se, but it’s a great place to get a selfie with NYC in the background. Just across the Hudson river, you’ll see the One World Trade Center and other skyscrapers and sights in Lower Manhattan.  It’s gorgeous during the day, with the sunset in the background, and with the night lights.


Where? Exchange Place; Hudson River Waterfront Walkway Jersey City, NJ (1 hour drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Daily


#4 The Corner of Fulton and Nassau Streets

A new view for New York City, from this corner, you can see the One World Trade Center fit perfectly in between the old classic NYC architecture. Depending on the time of day, you might ask yourself whether you are looking at sky or skyscraper, as the reflective glass blends in so well with a blue sky.


Where? Fulton and Nassau Street, Manhattan (40 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? No schedule  


#5 The Steps of the New York Public Library

Grey, imperial stone steps, framed by huge stone pillars and impressive carvings. That’s sure to make a statement in your picture. Plus, this building is such an establishment when it comes to learning and NYC history, you can’t leave it off your list when taking a selfie tour of the city.  


Where? New York Public Library; 476 5th Ave., Manhattan (20 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Sunday 1pm – 5pm; Tuesday – Wednesday 10am – 8pm; Thursday – Saturday 10am – 6pm  


#6 The Pond and Gapstow Bridge

Nestled in the beautiful Central Park, this tranquil pond reflects the blue sky and bridge in perfection. Take a picture with the bridge and reflection in the background, or from the bridge itself. You’ll find this little piece of heaven on the Southeast corner of the park.


Where? Gapstow Bridge; Central Park, entering from 59th St. and 5th Ave. (15 min walk from The Lombardy Hotel)

When? Daily 6am – 1am



Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel

Did you know that The Lombardy Hotel is also incredibly photogenic? From our modern and uniquely decorated rooms, to the very building itself, you will find all sorts of cool and creative places to take your selfies. Due to our incredibly convenient location near 5th Avenue, the Rockefeller Center, and Central Park, you will have plenty to keep your phone and camera busy during your stay

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