Prep those witty hashtags—you’ll want to share these offbeat, only-in-NYC experiences with your loyal followers.
Dream It, Be It
It doesn’t get more photogenic than an immersive art installation where rooms have been constructed to reflect the experience of dreaming. That’s what it looks like inside the weird and wonderful Dream Machine. 93 North 9th Street, Brooklyn
Live La Dolce Vita
You’ve already swooned over Dolce & Gabbana’s outrageously cheeky ads. This is your chance to step inside one at the label’s new three-story, hyper-designed shop built for the city’s young and fashionable. 155 Mercer Street (between Prince and West Houston Streets), SoHo
Upgrade Your Mirror Selfies
From its graffitied walls to its rooftop views, NYC is one of the most ’grammable spots in the world. That’s why Greenpoint design studio A/D/O installed “Spirit of the City,” a gridlike arrangement of golden mirrored columns intended to capture the dynamism of our urban environment. Just a slight step up from those middle-school bathroom selfies. 29 Norman Avenue, Williamsburg
Smash Like Hulk
Show off your savage side and blow off some steam—and calories—by grabbing a metal bat or crowbar and bashing in appliances, walls, or an old television at the Wrecking Club. Protective suits are supplied, so your ironic T-shirt will be safe and sound. 458 Ninth Avenue (between West 35th and 36th Streets), Hell’s Kitchen
Eat Exploding Rainbow Cake
Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or even just Wednesday with a Kodachrome, candy-filled confection that is the stuff of your childhood (and Insta-feed) dreams. Split the four-inch, four-layer cake (and the $30 price tag) with a friend at Flour Shop. Hey, dreams don’t come cheap. 177 Lafayette Street (between Broome and Grand Streets), SoHo
Cancel Your Therapist Appointment
This summer’s most-selfied event might just be Sunnyhues’s “Happy-Go-Lucky” immersive pop-up, designed for maximum cheer. Snap your smile inside the trippy Diamond Room, the cheerful Sunflower Ocean, the Hot Pepper Room (yes, that is a giant chile), and the sultry Pink Beach. Happy yet? 43 Wooster Street (between Grand and Broome Streets), SoHo
Island-Hop to Polynesia
Major Food Group spaces have adorned many an influencer’s feed, and the Polynesian is gearing up for similar social success. Rack up the likes with this tiki bar’s impressive view of Times Square and bamboo-accented design. The Exotica Bowl‘s display in a giant clamshell overflowing with dry-ice steam isn’t ideal for a Boomerang Cheers, but the Damned to the Depth‘s more statuesque shape may be a better bet. 400 West 42nd Street (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues), Hell’s Kitchen
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