I’ll admit that lately, I’ve been missing the big ol’ NYC. So I thought I’d dedicate this post to the NYC Photobooths! The ones below are my favorite of the ones I discovered (I slacked and missed a few, unfortunately…) So many good memories, and definitely some great shots.
–Coney Island: The Coney Island photobooth is simply in the most ideal location. Vintage atmosphere, a beach, and good ol’ fashion rides surrounding an old fashioned Photobooth? You couldn’t ask for anything more. With it’s more modern facade it popped out some greatly contrasted photos (but not quite as on-key contrast as Bubby’s Pie Co..) Which brings me to:
Under the Wonder Wheel
Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island (N,Q,R)
–Bubby’s Pie Co: I made sure to go to this one before my departure back to Paris. It’s down in TriBeCa. I thought to myself that pies and a photobooth make for quite the combination. This booth put out amazingly contrasted photos that I used for my ID picture in many cases, not lyin’! This is also the booth that I took this picture in. Go and enjoy their pie. More info right here.
Bubby’s Pie Co.
120 Hudson Street
New York, NY – Franklin St. (1,2)
–Lakeside Lounge: This little piece of heaven is in the heart of one of my favorite parts of New York: Alphabet City. Not only is it where Rent takes place, but it’s a lively quarter filled with amazing shops, bars, and of course PEOPLE WATCHING! It’s a got a bit of a boho twist that will make you smile. This bar is right around the corner from the Life Café; kind of grungy, but with a classic twist. I happened to go when my sister was in town and there was a French indie singer playing the guitar inside, and the room was filled with foreigners. I felt like I was in the right place at the right time. My sister and I snapped a few photos before having a drink. They use the token system where you buy a token at the bar to put in the machine. Not a bad idea for a bar…but it was a dollar more expensive than the other booths I went to in NYC, but also had the classic curtain that wasn’t ripped out yet [See the photo second from the right of my sister and I].
162 Avenue B
New York, NY – 1st Ave (L)
–The Smith: I knew about The Smith because it is one of Trevor’s favorite restaurants. Tucked downstairs by their restrooms…. low and behold… is a photobooth! I just thought it was too cute. I’m telling you, the day there is a cupcake shop with a photobooth I’ll go weak in the knees. Having it in a restaurant I found to be so fun (like Bubby’s). These ones turned out good. And it was quite the aventure doing them with Liz, Shayna and Valerie. Plus, The Smith has great food and a great atmosphere.
55 Third Avenue
New York, NY – 3rd Ave (L)
–Union Pool: This is pretty much my favorite place in Brooklyn. A hip bar with a photobooth. YES PLEASE. And this one has fantastic contrast. I always enjoyed going and taking advantage of their great beers on draft for Happy Hour. It’s definitely a great place to hold events- especially in the summertime with the patio! You can read more about Union Pool right here.
484 Union Avenue # A
Brooklyn, NY – Larmier (L)
Other old fashioned booths in the NYC are at Bushwick Country Club, Bubby’s Brooklyn, and The Living Room. You can find out about photobooths near you with Photobooth.net.
And thus the week begins!
Good luck with your Mondays, everyone!