62 Awesome New York City Quotes, Instagram Captions & Puns!

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New York City might be one of the most popular cities in the entire world. The Big Apple is mesmerizing and it’s on a lot of people’s travel bucket list, including mine. Travel quotes are fun to read and to use on your social media, wherever you want. I wrote down the most awesome New York City quotes, Instagram captions and puns in this blogpost!

I sometimes look up certain travel quotes about a specific destination like New York City quotes to just get into the vibe of travelling. Especially when I’m not able to travel, it transfers me to the city for  a moment and I absolutely love to daydream about it!

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I recently posted three other travel quotes about specific destinations. This is a regular blogpost coming back about different destination quotes and I’m always so excited and having so much writing these blogposts. I hope you enjoy these 62 New York City Quotes!

62 New York City Quotes, Instagram Captions & Puns!

Simple New York City Quotes & Instagram Captions

“My heart burns for the city light.”

“I want to live as many lives as there are in New York City.”

“Happiness is…. holding tickets that say New York.”

“Summer nights and city lights.”

“A New York Minute.”

“Hello city!”

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“I left my heart in New York City.”

“Late nights, bright lights.”

“Let the city you see free.”

“I would choose city life over country life any day.”

“No sleep in the city.”

“I swapped stars for skylines.”

“Uptown things and downtown dreams!”

“Meet me in New York.”

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Traditional New York City Quotes

“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

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.”  – Nora Ephron

“People go to LA to find themselves”, they come to New York to become someone new.” — Lindsey Kelk

“Give me such shows – give me the streets of Manhattan.” – Walt Whitman

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.” – Ayn Rand

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“Welcome to New York – it’s been waiting for you.” – Taylor Swift

“New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.” – Russell Baker

“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” – Simone Beauvoir

“I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.” — Rick Riordan

“The most wonderful street in the universe is Broadway. It is a world within itself. High and low, rich and poor, pass along at a rate peculiar to New York, and positively bewildering to a stranger.” – Frank Rich

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“Times Square can’t shine as bright as you.” — Plain White T’s, ‘Hey There Delilah’

“If you follow your heart just right, it will get you to New York City.” — Unknown

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” — Nora Ephron

“The wanderer in Manhattan must go forth with a certain innocence, because New York is best seen with innocent eyes.” – Pete Hamill

“These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you. Let’s hear it for New York.” — Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”

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Funny New York City quotes, Instagram captions and Instagram puns!

A trip to NYC can be very taxi-ng on your wallet.

After sightseeing all day, I’m Central Park-ing myself down for the rest of the night.

I think I was made to line in New York.

In winter, New York makes a great frost impression.

First Time-rs Square.

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple.

A bad day in New York City is still better than a good day anywhere else.

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The cold here is snow joke.

Staten Island floats my boat.

A trip to New York takes quite a bit of dough.

More like Empire Great Building, am I right?

I’m just a little apple in the Big Apple.

No crepes til Brooklyn.

You guac to be kidding me.

Central Park always perks me up.

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the brooklyn bridge in new york city on a sunny day with skyscrapers in the background

Bike like a New Yorker.

The views from the Empire States couldn’t be any NYCer.

New York City is a tourist trap I don’t mind being in.

What a brew-tiful day!

Finally made it to the Statue of Liberty. It’s a boat time!

Times Square’s so bright, I need to wear shades.

New York, I hope our paths croissant again.

I’d really lake to live by Central Park

Stop Yankee-ng my chain.

Meanwhile, in New York…

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Words can’t espresso how much you mean to me.

Someone tell Gossip Girl I’m here right now.

In winter, NYC is the city of tights.

I’m so happy we MET.

First, do no Harlem.

The East Coast is the Best Toast.

Someone asked me for directions, so you can call me a real New Yorker.

I’m not happy, but I’m not Madison.

This list gave me serious wanderlust to book my flight, book a hotel and travel to New York City right now! I’m so excited to visit this place. As someone who’s never been in NYC, but heard so much about it from friends, it’s almost an imaginary world to visit. It’s been on my list for a while and I am going to visit New York City one day! Rather sooner than later.

These New York City quotes must have given you an enormous list of quotes to write down in your next Instagram post about New York City, to write down in your notebook or planner if you’re, just like me, wanderlusting at home or to write down in your travel photo album. Travel quotes can be used anywhere and that’s such a fun side of the travel quotes!

Which one of these New York City quotes was your favorite? I always love a good pun so my favorites are “I’m so happy we MET” because it reminds me of Gossip Girl and “What a brew-tiful day!” because I’m a coffee addict.



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  1. My dad always finds ways to fit “Take a bite out of the big apple” into our conversations. It’s really cheesy, but he thinks he’s so clever. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love that you included a quote from Plain White Tees 🙂 “Times Square can’t shine as bright as you” – It’s cute! I live in Dubai, and had a friend who moved from here to New York. She often finds similar comparisons between the two cities. It looks like a fun place.

  3. I love New York! What a fabulous list of inspiring New York quotes! My favourite is “New York City is a tourist trap I don’t mind being in” because it is so true! Thanks for the wonderful list!

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