Is it just me or are there more people at the New York Public Library taking photos than there are checking out books? It seems like this New York City landmark became an overnight Instagram sensation. Don’t get me wrong though, I hopped on the band wagon as well. The white marble façade makes for an excellent backdrop and the grand interior gives you a lot of scenery to work with.

I’d been seeing a lot of my friends and fellow NYC Instagrammers tagging their photos at the NYPL so I made it a mission to check it out myself. I dragged my friend and photographer Kevin out of bed and together we went to see what the hype was all about.

When we got there we quickly claimed a spot to take photos at and sure enough, other bloggers and Instagrammers started showing up. I’m sure it must’ve looked ridiculous to an outsider, a bunch of girls and their photographers all posing in the same general area.

But in all seriousness, I’m happy that the New York Public Library has gotten onto the list of Instagrammable New York City places. It’s a beautiful building and a historical landmark that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should.

Are there any other NYC Instagram hot spots I should check out? Leave a suggestion in a comment below!

Zara jacket (similar here) / Lulu’s sweater dress / Uniqlo heat tech tights / Aldo over-the-knee boots / Ray-Ban sunglasses / Celine micro luggage tote

Photography by Kevin Mui