50+ Best New York City Captions and Quotes

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Whether you’re booking a trip to the Big Apple or are a life-long resident, these New York City captions and quotes will get you all the likes!

It’s impossible to take a bad photo in New York. Known for its fast pace, the city of New York has been the backdrop for thousands of movies and television shows and is home to over 8 million people. From Central Park to Times Square, there are so many incredible photos to take and share! Keep scrolling for a mega-list of inspirational and cute and funny New York captions and meaningful quotes about New York City.


Best New York City Captions

  • A bad day in New York City is still better than a good day anywhere else
  • Meet me in New York
  • Sleepless nights and city lights
  • New York, New Me
  • The city that never sleeps
  • Anything is possible. This is New York.
  • Living the High Line
  • Taking a bite out of the Big Apple
  • A New York Minute
  • Wanderlust and city dust

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Cute New York City Captions

  • Queens for a day
  • I’m just a little apple in the Big Apple
  • Late nights, bright lights
  • New York City is a tourist trap I don’t mind being in
  • Someone tell Gossip Girl I’m here right now
  • I left my heart in New York
  • Once upon a time in New York
  • London is a mystery, NYC is an explanation
  • I want to live as many lives as there are in New York City
  • Happiness is…. holding tickets that say New York!
  • I fell in love. His name is New York.

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Funny New York City Captions

  • Someone asked me for directions, so you can call me a real New Yorker
  • More like Empire Great Building, am I right?
  • Spill the Liber-tea
  • A trip to NYC can be very taxi-ng on your wallet
  • Staten Island floats my boat
  • After sightseeing all day, I’m Central Park-ing myself down for the rest of the night
  • Stop Yankee-ng my chain

Times Square Instagram Captions

  • Times Square’s so bright, I need to wear shades
  • First Time-rs Square
  • Meet me in Times Square
  • Once upon a Times Square
  • There’s no better place to explore NYC


New York City Quotes

  • “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.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water.” ― Truman Capote
  • “You haven’t lived until you died in New York.”―Alexander Woollcott
  • “Give me the streets of Manhattan!” ― Walt Whitman
  • “When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie.” ― Ryan Adams
  • “Skyscraper National Park”- Kurt Vonnegut
  • “I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.” ― Russell Baker
  • “If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.” ― Peter Shaffer
  • “One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.” ― Georgia O’Keefe

Song Lyrics about New York

  • “I’m in a New York state of mind.” ― Billy Joel
  • “Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you.” ― Taylor Swift
  • “I want to be a part of it, New York, New York.” ― Frank Sinatra
  • “Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York!”― Alicia Keys and JAY-Z
  • “New York is not a city – it’s a world.” ―Iman
  • “New York City’s the place where they said, “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side.” ―Lou Reed
  • “Times Square can’t shine as bright as you.” — Plain White T’s, ‘Hey There Delilah’
  • “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now! History is happening in Manhattan, and we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world!” — Hamilton

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