Insider Picks

Gray Malin x New York City

Known for capturing iconic aerials of the city, photographer Gray Malin is a New York regular. As such, he’s the one you ask about the best spot for a photo-op (which we did, among other things). To share his love of the Big Apple, Gray also partnered with us and Coveteur on a cool NYC Getaway Giveaway—read up on his faves then enter to win.

 

THE PLAZA HOTEL

The Plaza Hotel is a New York City landmark and one of my favorite spots in the city. Whether you’re stopping by for a cocktail or tea, or booking a stay there, it’s a must-visit whenever you’re here.”

 

THE POLO BAR

“My absolute favorite restaurant when I’m in NYC is The Polo Bar. From the classic interior design to the outstanding food, it’s always an amazing experience.”

Gray Malin New York City

 

THE ESSENTIALS

“It’s all about your shoes. You should find a pair that you can dress up or dress down, feel confidant in but are also extremely comfortable. I also think a great backpack makes a huge difference. I use a camera backpack from Vinta which I can keep all my items in for a day of exploring.”

 

BEST SPOT FOR A PHOTO-OP

“The Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center is a great spot to get a shot of the city skyline!”

 

FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPH

“My favorite photo from NYC is definitely the photo I released of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree last year. It was such an honor because this image is the first licensed image of the tree ever available for purchase.”

 

THE NEW PRINTS

“My most recent release of NYC aerials was inspired by fall foliage and cooler weather. I wanted to evoke that moment where the seasons change and capture something that felt crisp and fresh next to my previously released aerials of the city.”