Say Cheese! There’s Just something about an old-fashion photo booth. Despite it feeling a little archaic in the age of the cell phone, it’s hard to pass on the opportunity to step behind the velvet curtain to snap a few fun-filled photos. Nowadays, believe it or not, there are still some traditional booths around town —  and a select few still use film. (What?!) For an alternative to the formal family portrait cram into on of these little “studios” and let the magic happen! Want more? Head to NYC’s family-friendly arcades! 

photo: Bubby's

Bubby's Tribeca

 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and pies! oh my! More than two decades ago Bubby's started off by baking pies, and now it’s a full-fledge restaurant with a couple of locations around the city. But head to the one on Hudson Street for a little bit of top model action to take some pics. Four black and white photos, $5.

Bubby's
120 Hudson St.
Tribeca
212-219-0666
Online:  bubbys.com

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Kiehl’s

The folks at Kiehl's want you to capture how radiant their products make your skin look right in store. The Kiehl’s locations in Manhattan's Meatpacking District and Brooklyn Heights have a full photo booth ready to capture your picture perfect complexions.

400 W. 14th St. 
212-337-0406

124 Montague St.
718-422-7747 


Online: kiehls.com

 

The Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel is an NYC gem any time of the day. Grab a meal, a quick coffee (they serve Stumptown), or enjoy its free lobby wifi to get some work done, all while your kids enjoy the legendary photo booth. Located in the Flatiron District, this spot is also fun to go grab drinks and dinner without the kids as well!

850 Broadway
Flatiron District
212-679-2222
Online: acehotel.com

UNIQLO Fifth Ave.

Shopping and taking pictures, sounds like a match made in heaven, especially when you have the kids with you. (It’s a good way to keep them from getting bored.) We guess that’s what UNIQLO had in mind when it installed a photo booth inside its massive 89,000-square-foot flagship store on fifth Ave.. Take note!: It’s free for a strip of four pictures. (You will no doubt “pay” for the snaps with the purchase of some of the brand’s duds.) Also good to know: there's also a Starbuck inside the store and cell phone charging stations, so you could stay a while...

UNIQLO
666 5th Ave.
Midtown
Online: uniqlo.com

7B Horseshoe Bar

This spot goes by three names: “ The Horseshoe Bar", “Vazac’s”, and “7B”. On the outside it looks like a classic Lower East Side dive bar, because, well, it is. But it's got more than that going for it on the inside. With a bar that's actually shaped like a horseshoe, its grittiness has also landed it some fame: films like the The Godfather II, Crocodile Dundee, and The Verdict have all shot there. Photo booth photos $5 for two photo strips.

7B Horseshoe Bar aka Vazacs
108 Avenue B (at E 7th St)
Lower East Side
212-677-6742
Online: facebook.com/7bHorseshoeBarAkaVazacs

The Smith

Getting your kids ready to enjoy brunch at The Smith is as easy as “1, 2, cheese!” the restaurant's Midtown, East Village, Lincoln Square, and NoMad locations all have photo booths for you to enjoy, with some located in the basement by the restrooms, and some, like in NoMad, actually in the restroom. 

55 Third Ave.
East Village
212-420-9800

1900 Broadway
Lincoln Square
212-496-5700

956 Second Ave.
Midtown
212-644-2700

1150 Broadway
NoMad
212-685-4500

Online: thesmithrestaurant.com

Joe & The Juice

Is your face photo-ready thanks to kale and beet smoothies? If so, stop by Joe & The Juice to grab some healthy grub and snap a few photos in its photobooth (near the back of the shop). This is one of the more spacious jucie/café spots in NYC, so feel free to bring the kids and stay a while.

 

67 Spring St. (btwn Crosby & Lafayette St)
Soho
Online: joejuice.com

M&M World New York Store

The M&M store is the ideal spot for kids to explore the magical world of chocolate and document it all with a photo booth keepsake. The three floors of M&M themed candy and gifts is sure to keep both adults and children occupied, but after you’ve got your chocolate fix be sure to head to the photo booth on the 2nd floor and take home some snaps to remember the outing!

1600 Broadway
Times Square
212-295-3850
Online: mmsworld.com

Juice Generation

Yes, another juice joint! While not exactly a photobooth (pics are uploaded to Juice Generation's social media accounts) this one is easier on the environment. Head over to Juice Generation’s Financial District location for a tasty smoothie, an Acai bowl, or even a baked good (don’t worry, even those are healthy here). Hop in the 21st century both to share the health!

Juice Generation
101 Maiden Lane
212-531-1110
Online: Juicegeneration.com

Did we miss your favorite? Tell us where it is in the comments!

—Elaina Herndon and Ilyssa Smith

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