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These are the NYC Instagram accounts you absolutely need to be following right now

Written by
Jillian Anthony

You know as well as we do that New York does pretty much everything better than anywhere else—whether that's making the best pizza, finding amazing free things to do, or wrapping our favorite hybrid pastries in solid gold. So it stands to reason that NYC has the best Instagrammers, from the awesome folks behind Hot dudes reading (a city salutes you) to the legions of you who send your beautiful city shots to us at @timeoutnewyork. Here are the 10 NYC Instagram accounts you need to follow. Like, now.

1. @humzadeas 
This teenage phenomenon scales bridges, climbs buildings and explores subway tunnels for the shot—you've probably seen his feet hanging over the side of a building on a recent New York magazine cover. His adventures have paid off, as prints on his website now sell for $250 a pop.


A photo posted by @humzadeas on

2. @danielkrieger 
Food photographer Daniel Krieger (who once shot our entire Food & Drink Awards feature on an iPhone with Instagram filters) will make you want to lick your screen as he shoots everything from waffles at Williamsburg's Sweet Chick to mini-muffins at Dominique Ansel's bakery. His thoughtful shots of his travels in this city and others will give you the travel bug, too.


 3. @foodbabyny
Follow the edible adventures of Food Baby, an adorable baby boy who is photographed crying, sleeping and screaming next to ramen, fried chicken and donuts that look giant compared to him. You can thank Food Baby's designated adult, Mike Chau, for introducing him to the foodie life early. 


A photo posted by Food Baby (@foodbabyny) on


4. @jssilberman 
Jeff Silberman's New York is a dreamy one. His colorful, contrasted photos of sunsets on skyscrapers, snowy streets and waves crashing under piers are reminders of why you moved here in the first place.


A photo posted by Jeff Silberman (@jssilberman) on


5. @nyonair 
NewYorkonAir is a global aerial content company, meaning they take those stunning landscape videos you'll find in movies like Lord of the Rings or in nature documentaries. Check out their shots of Lady Liberty, the Hudson River and Central Park from the viewpoint of a helicopter.


A photo posted by nyonair (@nyonair) on


6. @marniethedog
Marnie the Dog is a TREASURE, and if you haven't yet made her acquaintance you should, immediately. This rescued Shih Tzu owns the streets of New York, all the while with her tongue hanging haphazardly out of her mouth and her head tilted in a "How did I get here?" sort of way.


Hi it's Marn Marn reporting from the snow

A photo posted by Marnie The Dog (@marniethedog) on


7. @workforbillc 
We all know the iconic Bill Cunningham and his signature blue workman jacket, but we don't get enough of ol' Bill in front of the camera. John, a photographer working with Cunningham at the New York Times, gives you a glimpse into the life of the city's favorite street style photographer, with plenty of the fashion world's A-listers thrown in.


A photo posted by John (@workforbillc) on


8. @annstreetstudio
Jamie Beck and her husband, Kevin Burg, have their own fashion photography studio, and they're generously giving you a peek. The inventors of the Cinemagraph shoot models on the runway and in the studio, as well as gorgeous city landscapes and interiors. 


A photo posted by Jamie Beck (@annstreetstudio) on


9. @anthonyquintano
Anthony Quintano is the social media manager for the TODAY show, and he's really got the inside scoop. Beside picturesque and romantic photos of our dear Gotham, you'll see Sarah Silverman on the red carpet, Matt Lauer and the gang on the streets and even the halls of the White House during the holidays.


10. @samhorine
Photographer Sam Horine's photos remind us of the life we live day-to-day in NYC—they capture those sweet, memorable moments we all experience so well. Whether it's couples wandering through snowy parks hand in hand or cars zooming over Brooklyn Bridge, you'll recognize your city here.


A photo posted by Sam Horine (@samhorine) on



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