Stunning elevator ride up One World Trade Center shows 515 years of NYC

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Tragic. Saddening. Historic. The new One World Trade Center’s observatory has elevators that display a 515-year visual timeline of New York City’s skyline and it’s an incredible view. Like if you were in a glass elevator and watching history unfold right before your eyes. » 4/20/15 4:33pm 4/20/15 4:33pm

Short film of NYC is so stunning that it looks like photos coming alive

This stunning short, Moments by Tim Sessler and Cameron Michael, is so beautifully shot in slow motion that the footage almost look more like still photographs with a few moving parts. Each scene is like a photo that lives on its own. It's so much more stunning than a normal video that it can appear surreal at times. » 4/17/15 1:49pm 4/17/15 1:49pm

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

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

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

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

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