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How Much Steel Does It Take To Build A Floating Neighbourhood?

Without much fanfare — and as quietly as a construction project can be — a new neighbourhood is taking shape on the west edge of Manhattan. It’s the largest private real estate project the city has ever seen. But neither its size or cost make it interesting.


NYC's Centuries-Old Dream Of Expanding Into The Hudson Is Coming True

The tiny, constricting footprint of Manhattan is one of the things that turned it into a real estate juggernaut. At the same time, developers and futurists have dreamt of permanently expanding the city into the water around it. And they’re still trying.


How To Climb Big Cliffs Without Ropes And Not Die

Rock climbing can be divided into a crazy mess of sub-genres: top-roping, sport, trad and about a thousand too bizarre to name. But they almost all rely on ropes to catch you if you fall. There is, however, another way: severing the nylon umbilical, and climbing rope-free above water instead.


Here Are 40,000 Photos Of Old New York Plotted On A City Map

Over 40,000 vintage photos of New York City from the New York Public Library archives have been geotagged to a Google Map, letting you click right through history on every street corner.


NYC Produces Twice As Much Garbage As Any Other Large City On Earth

New York City is great at a lot of things. Walking! Skyscrapers! Pizza! And according to a new study on the world’s megacities, NYC can add one more thing to its list of things it excels at: Trash!


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.


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