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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 lifts 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 lift and watching history unfold right before your eyes.


Short Animation: Paris Vs New York

New York and Paris are two of the best cities in the world, both filled with culture, art, food, fashion, people, landmarks, museums, historical significance, quirks and so forth. Naturally, people of one city like to imagine their city as better than the other and vice versa. This fun animation shows how the cities compare, side by side.


Short Film Of NYC Is So Stunning That It Looks Like Photos Coming Alive

Video: 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.


Why New York's Expensive Real Estate Is Going Crazy

Traditionally, space in skyscrapers has been the preserve of too-big-to-fail corporations and law firms with triple-barrelled names. But, as you probably realise if you’ve taken a turn round Central Park lately, the latest and greatest supertalls don’t house hedge funds — they house a different kind of wealth altogether.


Good Afternoon, New York

Video: 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 streets — of the city pretty well.


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 deliciousness.


I Wish All Holiday Videos Were As Cool And Well-Crafted As This One

Video: 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.


Good Evening, Manhattan

Video: 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.


A Fascinating View Into One Of The Most Violent Years In NYC's History

NYC had 328 murder victims in 2014, its lowest figure ever. For those who live or visit it’s hard to believe that this was one of the world’s most violent cities. 1990 was the pinnacle of a spiral of crime that started in the 1960s and exploded in the 1980s. Listen to some of the people who lived it all in Austin Peters’ NYC, 1981.


It's Official: Someone Bought NYC's First $US100 Million Apartment

Here are some things that cost $US100 million: Making the film Gravity. Recent US airstrikes in Iraq. And now a two-storey penthouse occupying the 89th and 90th floors of the new super-luxury high-rise at 157 West 57th St.