49 Best New York Captions for Instagram

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It’s inherent to want to take pictures of New York City, regardless of whether you’re from the concrete jungle or just visiting, so it’s also nice to have some New York captions at the ready. No matter what social platform you’re posting on, these are bound to inspire you!

Perfect New York captions

Posing in the City

  • Wanderlust and city dust
  • Meet me in New York
  • A new york city chic
  • Why the hell not?
  • Forever a city girl
  • xoxo gossip girl
  • Concrete jungle
  • nmjc, u?
  • It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood
  • Uptown things
  • Downtown girl

Skyline Photo Captions

  • If not here, then where? If not now, then when?
  • Sky’s the limit
  • You can see the Great Wall of China from Space, but you can feel the New York City skyline in your heart
  • That Skyline splendor
  • And the sky is full of dreams
  • A sight to be seen.
  • She believed she could so she did.
  • We blame society, but we are society.
  • I want to live as many lives as New York City.
  • Wish you were here.
  • It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
  • Swapped skylines for stars.
  • A different kind of escape.
  • Wide awake.
  • You rock, don’t ever change.
  • To me, you are perfect.
  • Twinkle, twinkle.
  • Take me (I’m yours)

Lyrics about New York

  • “If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.” – Frank Sinatra, New York
  • “Concrete jungle where dreams are made of” – Jay Z Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind
  • “Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you” – Taylor Swift, Welcome to New York
  • “Give my regards to Broadway” – George M. Cohan
  • “New York City, please go easy on me tonight” – Chainsmokers, New York City
  • “Give my regards to Broadway” – George M. Cohan

Quotes about New York

new york captions

  • “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” – Simone de Beauvoir
  • “When you leave New York you ain’t going anywhere.” – Jimmy Breslin
  • “It’s a city where everbody mutinies but no one deserts.” – Harry Hershfield
  • “London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” – Dorothy Parker
  • “New York provides not only a continuing excitation but also a spectacle that is continuing.” – B. White
  • “It was never built for the comfort and happiness of its citizens, but to astonish the world.” – Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky
  • “The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.” – Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  • “I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.” – Truman Capote
  • “People go to LA to “find themselves”, they come to New York to become someone new.” – Lindsey Kelk, I Heart New York
  • “Skyscraper National Park” – Kurt Vonnegut
  • “A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times : It is a beautiful catastrophe.” – Le Corbusier
  • “You haven’t lived until you died in New York.” – Alexander Woollcott
  • “It’ll be a great place if they ever finish it.” – O. Henry
  • “I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline” Ayn Rand

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