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    10 Straight-Up Lies Every Tourist Tells About NYC On Instagram

    Basically, everything is 100 times more crowded than it looks on Instagram.

    1. The Brooklyn Bridge on Instagram:

    The Brooklyn Bridge in reality:

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    In your dreams!

    2. Grand Central on Instagram:

    Grand Central in reality:

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    Just keep in mind 750,000 people pass through this bustling transportation hub each and every day.

    3. The Statue of Liberty on Instagram:

    The Statue of Liberty in reality:

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    But good luck snapping a decent photo from the Staten Island Ferry.

    4. Times Square on Instagram:

    Times Square in reality:

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    Aglow, yes. Jam-packed with tourists craning their necks skyward? Also yes.

    5. Central Park on Instagram:

    Central Park in reality:

    Dolapo Falola / Flickr / Via Flickr: dolapo

    Lol, jk.

    6. Coney Island on Instagram:

    Coney Island in reality:

    Gary' / Flickr / Via Flickr: kwantis

    But mostly long lines for Nathan's Famous hot dogs.

    7. The Empire State Building observation deck on Instagram:

    The Empire State Building observation deck in reality:

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    Oh wait...

    8. Yankee Stadium on Instagram:

    Yankee Stadium in reality:

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    9. The High Line on Instagram:

    The High Line in reality:

    JasonParis / Flickr / Via Flickr: jasonparis

    Just don't expect to have the park to yourself.

    10. Rockefeller Center on Instagram:

    Rockefeller Center in reality:

    Broadbandito / Flickr / Via Flickr: broadbandito

    ...and thousands of amateur ice skaters.

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