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Breathtaking Helicopter Footage Of Cities Around The World

This is behind the scenes footage from some commercial that Hyundai shot that basically toured the world. I have no idea what the final commercial looks like and I don’t really care because I’m totally obsessed with this truly spectacular footage they got of cities around the world from the vantage point of a helicopter.


The Noisiest Neighbourhoods In New York, Seattle, And San Francisco

Car alarms, jackhammers, barking dogs, drunken brawls outside your window — ah, the sounds of the city. Urban living comes with challenges, and annoying, loud noise is one of ’em. But these maps show us which neighbourhoods you’ll want to steer clear of in three major U.S. cities if you want a sound night’s sleep. Maybe get a hotel elsewhere?


Nordstrom Tower Boosts Its Roof To Become The Tallest Building In New York

Here’s the latest update for the current tallest-building contender in the Western Hemisphere: Nordstrom Tower, the superskinny supertall under construction in Midtown Manhattan, apparently no longer aspires to have the tallest spire in the US. But it just increased its roof height, meaning it will now tower above current-tallest Willis Tower.


Man Spends 14 Hours Riding The Longest NYC Subway Route

New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for taking leisurely strolls, but leisurely subway riding? The concept is as foreign as ketchup on pizza. That’s why most city slickers will have no idea that the longest non-repeating subway route is 250km and includes over 54 transfers. Why should they? Who on Earth is ever going to ride that?


Large Sinkhole (Hell Gate?) Opens In Brooklyn 

A large sinkhole has swallowed up an intersection in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighbourhood, on 5th Ave and 64th St. No injuries have been reported. The Reckoning approaches.


New Yorkers Have Been Turning Fire Hydrants Into Sprinklers Since 1896

No image says summer more than a cracked-open fire hydrant spewing city water into a New York street. Although not intended as their primary role in the metropolis, it turns out that fire hydrants have served as guerrilla heat relief for 120 years.


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.


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