Instagram meet-up: The New York Times printing plant

The newspaper is opening the doors of its printing facility in Queens on January 29, and you’re invited to document the tour on Instagram

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Compulsive Instagrammers, take note—this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. Inspired by the new practice of "InstaMeets," The New York Times is inviting regular New Yorkers to explore the paper's Queens printing plant and document the event on the photo-sharing app. The tour will be given by NYT editors and photographers on January 29 from 6 to 10pm at the facility in College Point. Sounds pretty great, right? The catch is that the lucky guests will be chosen based on the strength of their Instagram feed—which guarantees some pretty awesome resulting shots.


"The plant is a 515,000-square-foot space filled with giant presses, robots that deliver huge rolls of paper, and an elaborate network of conveyors and machinery, which produce hundreds of thousands of newspapers each night," reads the announcement. You can start signing up now through the newspaper's the 6th Floor blog; winning applicants will be notified by January 15.


Take a sneak peek at the print facility in the video embedded below.



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