Staple Street is a narrow lane, only two blocks long, bordered by old brick buildings in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. It’s charming enough on its own, but what makes it especially Instagram worthy is the skybridge connecting two buildings across the street.
The building on the west side was constructed in 1893 for New York Hospital. In 1907, the hospital expanded to the building on the east and the skybridge was built to connect them. While the hospital has moved to more modern facilities, the skybridge remains.
Today, it is actually part of a condo that spans both buildings. While there are other skybridges in the city, this is the only one that is part of a private residence, one which sold for $24 million in 2022.
While you may not be able to afford your own skybridge, you can certainly photograph this one. It’s a highlight of our Instagrammable New York Tour.