Good afternoon, New York

There have been countless movies and time lapses and short videos made about New York and yet I can watch new ones about the city forever because they somehow never get old. Here's one that I like by Tucker Prescott which shows New York City around the turn of the New Year. It captures all aspects—tourist spots, the… » 3/24/15 1:00pm 3/24/15 1:00pm

An interesting look at the last seltzer bottler in New York City

I've never really enjoyed seltzer but that's probably because I've never had good seltzer, only the barely fizzy water they sell in plastic bottles at the market. This short about Gomberg Seltzer Works shows how real seltzer is made with siphon machines and how the glass bottle is crucial to maintaining the carbonated… » 3/19/15 3:04pm 3/19/15 3:04pm

I wish all vacation videos were as cool and well crafted as this one

When motion graphics artist Yvon Lan visited New York for the first time four things grabbed his attention and filled the memory card of his camera: Brownstones, yellow caps, stressed people, and, of course, the omnipresent Starbucks. He then took all those pictures and compiled them in this neat time lapse. » 3/11/15 12:03pm 3/11/15 12:03pm

Good evening, Manhattan

This time-lapse by Dominic Boudreault's is a beautiful, crystal clear view of Manhattan. Even after all these years of coming here it causes the same reaction of awe and wonder in me, both in real life or watching these animated images. » 2/09/15 6:00pm 2/09/15 6:00pm

These are the most amazing aerial photos of New York ever, period

It's always exciting to receive a message from a master like Vincent Laforet telling you about his new photos. This time he has outdone himself (once again!) so I had to share it right away. Never in my life I've seen New York from this perspective and with this stunning quality—so perfect it feels unreal. » 1/10/15 7:52pm 1/10/15 7:52pm

Extraordinary drone video is a beautiful portrait of New York City

Sploid loves awesome places, which is why we have a series dedicated to beautiful cities. Awesome places like New York City, which looks incredibly beautiful in Victor Chu's aerial film of the five boroughs: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. » 1/08/15 7:00am 1/08/15 7:00am

Video: New York at night beautifully recreated with 3,454 oil paintings

I've had this night in New York before. Actually, anyone who has lived there has had this night. And though you might not immediately recognize it, you will. That's because the art in this video is lifted straight from those nights you don't exactly remember but you know were awesome. Basically, New York on any given… » 11/14/14 1:17am 11/14/14 1:17am

Photo of New York City before and after cleaning shows how filthy it is

New York is a monumental, awe-inspiring city. Much of its gritty cinematographic character comes from her heavy makeup, layers upon layers of pollution deposited for decades in every nook and crack. Trevor Little's photo of two guys powerwashing a building clearly shows this beautiful old whore's true skin. » 11/10/14 1:48pm 11/10/14 1:48pm

Paris and New York are not that different from the right angles

I love New York despite/because New Yorkers and I love Paris despite/because Parisians. This time-lapse compares their striking similarities—from the right angles. I only wish Paris shared New York's 24-hour life and New York shared Paris' joy de vivre.* » 10/24/14 3:35pm 10/24/14 3:35pm

Hello again, New York

After two months of traveling across Europe, I'm back in New York. Right now, it kind of sucks—all rainy, gritty, and foggy after all these sunny days in Budapest, Vienna, Madrid, Cádiz, Göteborg—even London! I needed a reminder about why I love this city so much, and here it is, fresh out of the time-lapse oven. » 9/25/14 12:29pm 9/25/14 12:29pm

New York's frenetic energy captured on a video that makes my head spin

The world seems to spin faster in some cities than others. And hyper-energetic New York City might be the one that spins the fastest. Harlem based filmmaker Cutsdatflo captures the frenetic movement of the city in this imaginative video. » 9/03/14 6:57am 9/03/14 6:57am

Sitting on top of the world never looked so good... and terrifying

She may look like the Black Widow sitting atop the Chrysler Building in a scene from Avengers, but she is the fearless Lucinda Grange, a British photographer specialized in sports, portraiture, architecture, travel, and adventure. In her spare time she loves to climb tall structures and explore abandoned buildings, » 2/18/14 11:55pm 2/18/14 11:55pm

New York looks gorgeous in the snow—for five minutes, in Central Park

Beautiful image of virgin snow covering Central Park just taken by New York Habitat. New York is truly beautiful covered in snow—until you have to go to the office and have to deal with the sludge of pollution mud and frozen slush that piles up in every single corner. In the words of Erin Gloria Ryan: » 2/18/14 10:27am 2/18/14 10:27am

Watch this guy snowboarding through the streets of New York

Casey Neitstat got out his snowboard yesterday, tied a rope to a Jeep, and zoomed through the streets of New York. He even went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and snowboarded down the stairs covered with snow. Same in Central Park. » 2/14/14 10:47am 2/14/14 10:47am

Stunning sunset in Manhattan

New York has at least a few magical moments through the day. This is probably the best, when the sun is about to disappear engulfed by New Jersey and Manhattan is still alive and buzzing. Hungarian photographer Örs Cseresnyés captured this moment perfectly. » 1/16/14 5:53am 1/16/14 5:53am

Beautiful aerial picture of New York City covered with snow

The folks from Elysium Weddings took this neat picture of a snow-covered New York City from an airplane. You can see Manhattan in the middle, with Queens and a bit of Brooklyn on the top right corner and New Jersey on the bottom left corner. » 1/06/14 10:53am 1/06/14 10:53am

I can't believe this is a photo of Central Park

This is Manhattan's Central Park as seen by Sergei Semenov. Taken earlier this year, this incredible scene is actually a straightened panorama, stitched from multiple photographs taken from a helicopter. There's an interactive version, but this perspective—exaggerated by the straightening process—is more impressive… » 12/19/13 12:33pm 12/19/13 12:33pm

See How Much New York Has Changed (Or Not) Since The 1990s

Everybody loves vintage street photography, especially when it's from New York City. Every decade has its distinctive taste; I personally love the Seventies. But what about the Nineties? Oh dear, those years! Only twenty something years ago! But can you remember what was it like on the streets of New York City? » 12/17/13 1:45pm 12/17/13 1:45pm

This incredible bat-cave is 200 feet under Central Park

It took more than four decades to complete, but New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 is finally fully armed and operational. It's an impressive engineering work that will quench the thirst of millions of New Yorkers and serve as the future lair of Lex Luthor, Michael Bloomberg's next identity after leaving City Hall. » 10/17/13 12:09am 10/17/13 12:09am