New York City has seen an uptick in the number new residents settling in in the city. Not only does the city have great apartments, but no other city can beat New York City’s natural lightning. By that, I mean that you can wake up and not have to turn your lights on to see. The sunshine is definitely already seeping into your room, probably waking you up at the crack of dawn in the process. But it’s definitely not a bad thing. I mean, who would want their electric bill to be sky-high! Ha, see what I did there?
Besides, everyone who moves to NYC would agree that rent is way too high for the singular square foot you actually get to live in. So, why not find a small ass apartment with good ass natural lighting? Above all, natural lighting helps with taking images for your social media platforms, especially Instagram.
Before we dive into certain neighborhoods with the best natural lighting, a great example to learn from is @________pourhomme. Despite working in computer science, he has made a name for himself online, mainly through posting visual art pictures (basically naked). And with that, he has accumulated almost 35 thousand followers on Instagram. Did I mention all of his pictures are taken in his studio apartment? It appears he does not edit his photos; instead, he solely depends on natural lighting.
With that being said, let’s explore the city in a way that you’ve never done before. After reading this, I hope you find at least three areas where you’d like to rest your head, but most of all wake up with beautiful light streaming onto your hardwood floors.
1. Manhantten’s Sunnest Neighborhoods in Winter
Peter Cooper Village
Battery Park City
Lower East Side
2. Brooklyn’s Sunniest Neighborhoods in Winter
Old Mill Basin
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Columbia Waterfront District
East New York
3. The Bronx’s Sunniest Neighborhoods in Winter
4. Queens’ Sunniest Neighborhoods in Winter
Glen Oaks Village
New Hyde Park
To help with specifics, visit Localize.city, which, according to the website, “tells you how much direct sunlight every building gets as well as the hours when each facade is brightest.” And, “as part of this massive and groundbreaking research, the team created a sunlight profile for each borough based on how much sun its buildings get, and the team analyzed sun exposure for neighborhoods as well.”
Featured image credit: Maheima Kapur