Parks aren’t always built just so we can enjoy the trees. On Governor’s Island in New York City, a truly unique public space will bring nature back to a former military base–and it’s engineered to withstand the catastrophic storms that climate change will bring. It’s called The Hills, and in this documentary, we talk…
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.
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…
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.
Body painter Trina Merry hides the naked human body in plain sight by painting women exactly like the background of New York City. At the right angle, the women are essentially camouflaged because they blend in seamlessly with the cityscape. It's pretty amazing how perfect the paint is. NSFW
Photographer Donna Dotan was shooting downwards out of a Manhattan apartment window when she noticed the beautiful symmetrical reflection. It inspired her to create this amazing series in which New York looks like an entirely different place—sometimes a starship, others the endless canyons of an alien megalopolis.
Michael Massaia started this series of beautiful night photographs of New York's Central Park as a way of coping with severe insomnia. He'd walk alone with up to 50 pounds of kit and no interruptions—except for an occasional attempted mugging, solicitation or dog attack.
If you have a tongue equipped with moderately functional taste buds and can put aside regional allegiances, you'd know that Shake Shack is very probably the world's best burger chain. And to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Shake Shack got the best chefs in the world to create a special burger for them. I'll trade…
This beautiful new commercial from Nokia uses the same principle of bullet time—the effect made popular by the movie The Matrix—but in a different way: Instead of freezing a moment in time, the rig is built to give the illusion that the world is spinning. It's pretty, but it can make you a bit dizzy.
This is a rare view: Five skydivers in wingsuits soar over New York City, beginning their journey at 8,200 feet above the southern tip of Manhattan. They reached speeds of 120mph as they flew past the financial district before deploying parachutes and landing on a barge in the Hudson River.
An incredible aerial view of the East River side of Manhattan, taken in July 1944.
The folks over at The Daily News compiled an amazing gallery of New York City snowpocalypse photographs from past decades. It was a simpler time when snowdrifts were melted with flamethrowers, back in 1947.
After Hurricane Sandy decimated the subway system last year, officials pledged to install new devices to help halt the rising tides—including flood gates and, more intriguingly, a device called a "tunnel plug."
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.
The skinniest tallest tower in New York will be a reality in 2016, after being approved by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission. This shard of glass and metal will stand 1,350-foot-tall by 60-foot-wide on 107 West 57th, looking over Central Park.
Not only was an undercover cop present at the beating of Alexian Lien at the hands (and helmets) of a number of NYC bikers, the unidentified officer apparently struck the vehicle as well. Now, he has been arrested.
The bikers were beating Alexian Lien with their helmets. They were pulling his wife out of the Range Rover to beat her, too. One man, Sergio Consuegra stepped in and stopped the beating, even as NYPD officers stood by.