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Manhattan's Trendy SoHo Neighborhood

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Downtown NYC, SoHo Manhattan.

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Top contributor thedronalist brings us this fantastic aerial tour of the trendy SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, which was a DVOW Finalist in June, 2020.  Short for "South of Houston Street", SoHo stretches to Canal Street in the south, although its eastern and western boundaries are less precise.  Once a major industrial zone, the neighborhood saw most of its factories shut down after World War II and faced further decimation from the planned Lower Manhattan Expressway which was planned in the 1960's but never built.   

New York City Dronelapse

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New York City Timelapse 6K - CRAZY

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In this video, award-winning contributor Majestic takes the city dronelapse genre to a new level with a stunning aerial tour of New York City.  The video opens with a shot of the skyscrapers around Times Square on the west side of Midtown.  From there it will take you to the downtown Financial District and the adjacent World Trade Center at golden hour, back to Midtown, around the East River bridges connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn and Queens, and much more.  It's easily one of the best drone videos of the Big Apple we've seen anywhere.  

NYC 2019 Reel

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NYC 2019 Recap Video

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Thedronalist put together this fantastic 2019 reel of his best footage from across New York City.  The video opens with a great shot of the World Trade Center complex just outside of the Financial District.  From there, you will be taken all over Manhattan in a series of jaw-dropping sequences - Columbus Circle, the statue of Liberty, the East River bridges, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the triangular Flatiron Building, the West Side Hudson Yards project, the Chrysler Building, Washington Square Park, and more.

NYC Dronelapse

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New York Timelapse 4K - 9/11/2019

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The time-lapse shots in this skyline video of New York City are breathtaking. Captured by accomplished drone-lapse artist Majestic brings us to the city that never sleeps both at night and during the day, capturing footage from the Hudson River as well as a few shots from the city streets. The opening shots show the sky lights that shoot out of the ground where the Twin Towers once stood as well as One World Trade Center. The Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, and more are also featured in this remarkable video. 

NYC Highlights

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The Big Apple

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Contributor Bbloss hit a bulls-eye with this epic 60 second drone video of New York City.  It opens with some great aerial shots of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, which span the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Given the difficulty of flying drones in New York, he mixes ground footage and aerial footage to give us some awesome footage of the Financial District, Times Square, and some epic time-lapse shots of the two historic East River bridges: the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.

Mavic Pro 2 NYC Hyperlapses

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Mavic Pro 2 Hyperlapses: NYC and New Jersey

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Prepare to be amazed by this stunning aerial production featuring numerous sights in New York City and adjacent areas of New Jersey, compliments of Invincible Storm Films.  The video opens with an epic shot of the Statue of Liberty, then transitions to New York's newest statue - the SPOT dog with a taxicab balanced on its nose, at NYU Langone Hospital on East 34th St.  Other highlights include the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows, multiple area bridges, Coney Island, and more, many in hyperlapse. 

Empty Streets of NYC

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Empty NYC streets during lockdown from Harlem to Wall Street ....

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New AirVūz contributor Aran77 brings us this incredible aerial tour of New York City during the Covid-19 lockdown.  In Spring 2020, New York City became the epicenter of Covid-19 in the United States; due to social-distancing measures, its streets became nearly empty. In this video, you will see an eerie sight of some of New York City's most iconic locations that would normally be congested with crowds and bursting with traffic turned into a desolate ghost town.  This video was a Drone Video of the Week finalist in June 2020. 

NYC Hyperlapse

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Hyperlapse City Nights 4K (New York and Jersey City)

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"Dronelapse" - or hyperlapse shooting with a drone - are ideal in urban environments, where the natural movement associated with the hustle and bustle of cities can be beautifully captured.  In this video, top content creator and drone pilot takes on New York City and Jersey City, a "satellite city" lying across the Hudson River in New Jersey.  The video includes both daytime and nighttime footage, when the flashing lights are reflected upon the waters of the Hudson and New York Harbor to create a warm glow across the sky.

Before Covid-19: NYC Tour

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NEW YORK - NEW YORK - Before the Corona-Crisis hit the Big Apple

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Top AirVuz contributor New Entertainment Pictures put together this beautiful aerial collage of New York City, using footage taken before the great metropolis was devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020.  Some of the featured locations include (in order of first appearance): the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, the South Street Ferry Terminal, the Statue of Liberty, the Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, the Roosevelt Island Tramway, the Flatiron Building, Grand Central Station, and more.  

Manhattan and Jersey City

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New York and Jersey City Lights 4K

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In this spectacular drone video, award-winning content creator and pilot Majestic shows us that the only skyline scene more spectacular than that of Manhattan is that of Manhattan at night.  The award winning contributor and aerial videographer gives us some epic views of the skyscrapers of Manhattan, as well as those of Jersey City, a sort of "satellite" city that lies across the Hudson River from the Big Apple.  Using some nice editing techniques, he juxtaposes footage of the two cities to great effect.

Interdrone Finalist: NYC Tour

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Gems of NYC - Romel Rodriguez

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This New York City Aerial Montage by contributor and drone pilot Romel Rodriguez was a finalist at the 2016 Interdrone Film Festival.  Some of the featured locations include Central Park South, Columbus Circle (at the southwestern corner of Central Park), the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, the Queensborough Bridge, the George Washington Bridge, the United Palace on North Broadway, the Riverside Church on the Upper West Side, and the General Grant Memorial (also on the Upper West Side). 

DJI I2 + Zenmuse X7 over NYC

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NYC Sunset - Zenmuse X7

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Contributor and drone pilot memmi, who was a Finalist for the second Annual Drone Video Awards, used a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create a mesmerizing view of New York City at sunset.  The video was shot over the East River looking westwards towards ths sun setting beyond the island-borough of Manhattan.  The video features some epic footage of the Williamsburg Bridge, which spans the river between the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.  

Manhattan: Quarantined

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LockDown Aerial NYC

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As New York City became the worldwide epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2020, life in America's largest and arguably the world's most important city came to a virtual standstill.  With many hundreds dying every day, the city imposed a strict quarantine to save lives and keep its healthcare system from being overwhelmed.   In this fantastic drone video, you will see some absolutely amazing (albeit shocking) sights from around Manhattan during the height of the crisis.   

New York by Mavic Pro

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New York Drone Video - DJI Mavic Pro - 4k

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Take a spin over the Big Apple with this remarkable drone video from contributor Jannis and Carlotta.  The video features beautiful aerial aerial footage of Lower Manhattan including shots of Freedom Tower, flyovers and flyunders of the Brooklyn Bridge, a shot over the Manhattan Bridge, a beautiful shot looking north towards the Empire State Building, and more epic shots of the Financial District waterfront.  It also includes ground footage of Times Square which is skillfully edited into the mix.

60 Seconds of NYC with an Inspire 2

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NYC from Inspire 2

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Top contributor Ty Poland used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this fantastic 60 second aerial mini-tour of New York City.  The video opens with an epic shot looking north towards Lower Manhattan, with the Statue of Liberty on the right.  Then it's on to a great shot of the giant Hudson Yards project on the West Side, seen from the Hudson River.  From there you'll head to the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by an epic shot of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, and finishing with a beautiful view of the World Trade Center.    

Dual-Op NYC Inspire 2 Session

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Simply Visual Shoots NYC

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Top AirVuz contributor Ty Poland brings us this excellent "behind the scenes" look at a dual-operator drone filming session over New York's Hudson River with a DJI Inspire 2 drone.  The aerial footage begins with some great shots of the skyscrapers of Jersey City, a "satellite" city on the western side of the river.  The video also features some fantastic footage of Lower Manhattan, including an epic sequence (starting at the 1:45 mark) of some jet skiers in New York Harbor, with the World Trade Center and Battery Park in the background.  

New York's Financial District

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New York City's Financial District: DJI Mavic Pro

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In this video, contributor Lleeyyooww treats us to a great aerial look at New York City's Financial District in lower Manhattan.  This area was the target of the 9/11/01 attacks, which destroyed the World Trade Center towers that loomed over Wall Street.  Following years of disputes, a new World Trade Center arose, anchored by the 94 story One World Trade Center, aka Freedom Tower.  The main focus of the video, it opened in 2014 and reaches the symbolically important height of 1,776 ft. (540 meters).  

NYC on Lockdown

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In the second half of March of 2020, New York City emerged as the epicenter of the worldwide Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic.  With case counts exploding by day, the USA's largest city went into a virtual lockdown to halt the spread of the deadly virus.  In this drone video by Artstew Motion, you will see this eerie sight from a bird's eye point of view; areas that would normally be thronging with crowds and bursting with traffic lie silently below, as the city sought to keep its health care system from being overwhelmed.  

Hudson Yards and Jersey City

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New York City, Hudson Yards, Jersey City Lights

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Experience one of the world's most recognizable city skylines in this 4K drone video by to contributor Majestic. New York City’s skyline is always growing and changing, but one thing remains the same: it always looks good at night. See all of New York lit up in this very special video of America's largest city by top contributor and drone pilot Majestic.  The video features some beautiful footage of the Hudson Yards area on the West Side, which has been transformed by new construction in recent years. 

Aerial Tour of Queens

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THIS IS QUEENS (Trailer) An Aerial Short by Kevin P. Coughlin

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Contributor and drone pilot All Island Aerial treats us to this aerial tour of the New York City Borough of Queens, which lies just across the East River from Manhattan.  Most of the video is shot in the Flushing Meadows area of northern Queens.  Enjoy the birds eye views of the old World Fair site, Citi Field (home of the New York Mets), Forest Hills (site of the US Open tennis championship), the 59th St. Bridge over the East River, and more. Queens is the city's second most populous borough, after Brooklyn.

Staten Island

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This, is Staten Island

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Staten Island is the smallest of New York's five boroughs.  It lies  across New York Harbor from Manhattan, which is most easily accessible via the Staten Island Ferry.  It also connects to Brooklyn to its west via the Verrazano Bridge.  In this remarkable video, contributor and pilot Matthew Chirico used a drone to give us a look at this borough-island, which became part of New York City in its 1898 consolidation in which the five boroughs of New York joined together to become a single great city.

Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty

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Contributor and pilot Berco_Aerial created this epic fly-by drone video of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.  With a height (measured to the top of the torch) of 93 meters (over 300 ft.) it's one of the world's tallest statues as well as one of its most well known.  The landmark, which depicts the Roman Goddess Libertas, was a gift to the United States from France.  Accessible by ferry from Lower Manhattan, it is one of the top tourist attractions in New York City and one of the USA's most iconic sights.

Brooklyn Bridge

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My 9/11 Tribute: DJI P4 Over the Brooklyn Bridge

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The Brooklyn Bridge connects the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River.  Completed in 1883, the construction of the 1.8k meter (almost 6k ft.) long hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge is considered to be one of the most important events in the building of modern day New York City.  In this aerial video, content creator and pilot Sikview flew a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone over the bridge, providing us with a memorable bird's eye view of this immense structure.

Manhattan's Billionaire's Row

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Billionaire Row

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New York City is in the midst of its greatest-ever skyscraper building boom: including those currently under construction, roughly 60% of the city's 50 tallest buildings have been built since 2010.  One of the greatest concentrations of new skyscrapers has been along 57th Street in Midtown, which is now home to some of the city's (and the world's) most luxurious residential high-rises.  In this drone video by thedronalist, you'll get a bird's eye view of the area, now called Billionaire's Row.  

Freedom Tower

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One World Trade Center

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AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Onewheeldrone brings us this aerial video of New York's One World Trade Center, otherwise known as Freedom Tower.  The main building of the World Trade Center complex which was rebuilt in the years following the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks, the 94 story skyscraper has an architectural height of 540 meters (a symbolic 1,776 ft.).  Opened in 2014 following a five year construction period, this architectural marvel is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  

Hudson Yards: Massive West Side Development

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Hudson Yards, New York

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New York's Hudson Yards is one of the most ambitious urban renewal projects ever undertaken.  It entails 16 new skyscrapers by 2024, most of which are or will be built on a giant platform over the West Side Yard, the Long Island Railroad storage and maintenance facility on Manhattan's West Side.  In this piece by Odessa1799, you'll get a bird's eye view of the project, including its tallest building: the 73 story 30 Hudson Yards building, which stands 386 meters (1.27k ft.) and was the city's sixth-tallest when completed in 2019.

Coney Island

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A Night in Coney Island

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New York City's Brooklyn borough, which sits across the East River from Lower Manhattan, is the city's largest by population.  It is perhaps best known for  the Coney Island Amusement Park, which lies in the southern part of the borough, near the Verrazano Bridge which crosses the Narrows to Staten Island.  Contributor Remorales treats us to an aerial view of this park, which was the shooting location for the climactic final scene of the 1979 feature film The Warriors, a movie about gang warfare in New York City.

FPV Diving the Empire State Building

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FPV Empire State of Mind

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Top AirVuz contributor and first person view (FPV) pilot BrooklynMarkFPV used a racing quad to "tackle" one of the world's great architectural landmarks: New York's Empire State Building.  Located at 5th Avenue and 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 102 story Art Deco masterpiece was completed in 1931, during the depths of the Great Depression.  Standing 381 meters at its roof height (1.25k ft.), it was the world's tallest skyscraper for four decades until dethroned by the World Trade Center; it remains one of the city's most iconic spots.  

The Chrysler Building

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Chrysler Building

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Top AirVuz contributor thedronalist brings us this magnificent aerial view of one of the most iconic sights of New York City: the Art Deco classic Chrysler Building.  Located at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, its antennae spire stands 320 meters tall (just under 1.05k ft.).  When it was completed in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world before being eclipsed by the Empire State Building less than a year later.  It remains one of the city's dozen-tallest as of early 2020.  

Columbia University

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New York's Columbia University

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Contributor Chris Bonano used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this mini-aerial tour of Columbia University in New York City.  The university was founded in 1754 as King's College.  A member of the Ivy League, Columbia is considered one of the top 8-10 research univerities in the USA, and its professional schools are amongst the best in their respective fields.  With total enrollment of about 33k (of whom about 25% are undergraduates), its campus is located just north of Central Park on the West Side of Manhattan.    

Manhattan: Midtown East

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Midtown East

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Top AirVuz contributor and pilot thedronalist brings us this fantastic drone video from New York's Midtown East area.  Not universally defined, Midtown East is generally taken to include the area east of Fifth Avenue, south of 59th Street, and north of (depending on definition) 33rd or 23rd Street.  While this area has seen less new construction compared to the area west of Fifth Avenue in recent years, it continues to be home to one of the world's largest collections of skyscrapers.  

WTC: Occulus and Freedom Tower

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Oculus & One World Trade

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AirVuz contributor Dronalist brings us this fantastic drone video from New York City's World Trade Center complex.  The first part of the video shows the Santiago Calatrave designed "Occulus" building which sits atop the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.  The second part of the video shifts to One World Trade Center, otherwise known as Freedom Tower.  The video will take you literally to the top of the 94 story skyscraper; with an architectural height of 540 meters (a symbolic 1,776 ft.) it's the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  

Yankee Stadium

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Drone New York Stadium Hyperlapse

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Here's an epic dronelapse view of New York's Yankee Stadium, compliments of contributor and drone pilot Invincible Storm Films.  Home of the most storied team in Major League Baseball, the stadium is situated in the southern part of the Bronx and adjacent to the original 1920's era Yankee Stadium.  Opened in 2012, the stadium seats just over 47,300 fans.  The new version of the House that Ruth Built cost about $2.3 billion to build, making it (easily) the most expensive sports venue in history.    

Greenwich Village: Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park - NYC

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Washington Square Park is the second most well-known park in New York City after Central Park.  Covering about 10 acres, it is located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood between Midtown and Downtown Manhattan.  The park is visually dominated by the Washington Square Arch at the park's northern entrance.  It was completed in 1892 to mark the centennary of George Washington's first Presidential innauguration.  Check out the famous park from above in this outstanding drone video by new contributor thedronalist.  

Queensboro Bridge

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New York's Queensboro Bridge

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Contributor Ninjaone created this epic drone video of the Queensboro Bridge, a vital yet under-appreciated part of the infrastructure of New York City.  Also known as the 59th Street Bridge, it connects Midtown Manhattan with the borough of Queens over the East River.  The cantilevered bridge was opened in 1909, the same year as the Manhattan Bridge, which connects Lower Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn.  The Queensboro Bridge is the point at which the New York Marathon crosses into Manhattan.  

Commuter Trains in the Bronx

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Chasing Trains In The Bronx New York City

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The Bronx is the fourth largest borough of New York City, both in terms of population as well as in land area.  Given its location between Manhattan and some of New York's largest suburban areas to the north, the Bronx is home to some of the most important transportation infrastructure in the city, construction of which fundamentally changed the look of the borough.  In this video, Novice Quadcopters gives us an aerial look at some of the commuter trains and highways that course through the borough. 

The Manhattan Bridge

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Manhattan Bridge Arch

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Check out this fantastic drone video of New York's Manhattan Bridge, comliments of top contributor thedronalist.  Opened in 1909, the suspension bridge spans the East River a bit upstream of the Brooklyn Bridge, which opened a quarter-century earlier.  Utilizing a then-novel civil engineering principal, the bridge's longest span is 451 meters or just under 1.5k ft.  The video features some incredible footage of the bridge's most distinctive architectural feature: the large arch which marks its Manhattan side entrance.  

Manhattan and Queens Skylines

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NYC State of Mind

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Founder and CEO of Women Who Drone,  Elena Buenrostro is killing the dronie game with this flyout and reveal of the New York City skyline as well as its emerging satellite in Queens.  The first shot is from Brooklyn facing west, with Freedom Tower luring in the background and the massive Con Ed powerplant on the East River in the foreground.  The second reveal faces north to the Long Island City mini-skyline in Long Island City, a newer high-rise district which sprung up in recent years in the western end of Queens.

Tour of New York Harbor

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NYC by Drone 4K

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Check out these amazing aerial views of New York Harbor and Lower Manhattan, compliments of calladrone.  Some of the highlights include a great shot looking north over the Statue of Liberty towards Freedom Tower at :10; the Robbins Reef Lighthouse a at Constable Hook in Bayonne, New Jersey (:25); the North Cove Yacht Harbor (:50); Battery Park (1:10); the Staten Island Ferry (1:20); and the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey (2:00) and the adjacent General Container Terminal (2:10). 

Manhattan's West Side Waterfront

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New York in EPIC COLORS

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Top contributor Majestic created this beautifully edited drone video of New York City taken from the perspective of the Hudson River. The video uses some excellent color-shifting to show some of the sights of the West Side of Manhattan, including the gigantic new Hudson Yards project just west of Madison Square Garden, a cruise ship steaming south past the World Trade Center, the Chelsea Piers, the North Cove Yacht Harbor, and Battery Park City.  It ends with a great early evening shot of the Statue of Liberty.  

NYC in Spring

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Spring in New York City

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Contributor and pilot Bentleyian11 found a perfect Spring Day to capture some beautiful aerial footage of New York City.  It starts with a nice shot of the new Freedom Tower, shot from across the Hudson River in New Jersey.  Then you'll see a shot of Midtown Manhattan looking west over the East River, followed by some shots of the East River bridges.  At about the 2:20 mark, there's a great view of Midtown from the west side of Manhattan; here you'll see the new skyscrapers rising up from Hudson Yards.

Williamsburg: Neighborhood of Western Brooklyn

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Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC

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Check out this fabulous aerial tour of the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York City, compliments of thedronalist.  Willimsburg is one of the western districts of Brooklyn, the city's most populous borough.  Heavily gentrified over the past two decades, Williamsburg hosts one of the city's most dynamic arts scenes.  The video features excellent footage of the neighborhood, as well as dramatic shots looking southwest towards the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects Williamsburg to Manhattan over the East River. 

The Hudson River

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Frozen Hudson

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New York City is largely defined by the two waterways which sit on either side of Manhattan Island: the East River (which is actually an estuary) and the Hudson River, whose mouth is in New York Harbor.  In this drone video by tripartiste, you'll get an amazing bird's eye view of a partially frozen Hudson in the depths of winter.  The video features some amazing shots of the West Side of Manhattan, from Midtown all the way to the Financial District, including the new Hudson Yards development which will eventually include 16 new skyscrapers.

The East River's Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island, New York

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Odessa1799 took advantage of a brilliant morning in New York City to create this remarkable drone video of Roosevelt Island, one of the most prominent landmarks in the city's East River.  This strip of land, which is considered part of Manhattan, is over 3 km (about 2 mi.) long but is extremely narrow - less than 250 meters wide (about 800 ft.) at its thickest point.  You'll also get some great views of the buildings along FDR Drive, which runs down the east side of the island of Manhattan and connects the Midtown and Downtown areas.

Foilboarding in the East River

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Foilboard tuxedo

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What, exactly, is a foilboard tuxedo?? Obviously, it's riding a powered foilboard wearing a tuxedo - in New York City's East River, no less!  Yes, you got that right, and it's all captured via drone in this remarkable piece by top content creator and drone pilot memmi, whose video "Drone Drifting - East Coast Bash 2018" was a finalist for the second Annual Drone Video Awards.  This is one you really need to see to believe it; words don't do it full justice.  If you think you've seen it all, think again.  

Battery Park

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Southern End of Manhattan Island, Battery Park, New York

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Check out this drone view of New York City's Battery Park, compliments of contributor odessa1799.  It's located at the southern tip of Manhattan, and derives its name from the presence of artillery pieces that were stationed here beginning in the late 1600's to defend the city.  Vestiges of this role are still visible in the form of Castle Clinton, a circular fort which is clearly visible in the video.  Since the 1970's, the area has also been home to a luxury residential development called Battery Park City.  

Boat Chasing in Rockaway

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Mavic 2 Pro | OuterLimits Power boat chase at Far Rockaway Beach

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Contributor Invincible Storm Films used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to create this stunning piece from New York City, primarily from the city's Long Island boroughs.  Starting at about the :12 mark, you'll be treated to an epic hyperlapse of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge which connects Brooklyn to Staten Island across the Narrows.  Most of the video is footage of an epic "chase" of a racing boat along Far Rockaway Beach, at the base of the Rockaway Peninsula, which forms the southern side of Jamaica Bay.

The Triborough Bridge

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The Triborough Bridge Seen From Above - Cinematic View

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The Triborough Bridge is probably the most important span in New York City, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.  It's actually a complex of three bridges, the most well-known of which is the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge connecting Wards Island with Queens.  The Triborough opened in 1936, the same year as another bridge which is comparably important to its host city: the San Francisco Bay Bridge.  Check out the Triborough as well as the nearby Hellgate Bridge in this drone video by El Buho.  

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

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Contributor and pilot TravelLocation Films created this excellent drone video of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  It connects the borroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn over a body of water called the Narrows, which connects Upper New York Bay (aka New York Harbor) with the Lower Bay and thence to the Atlantic Ocean.  Completed in 1964, the bridge's central span of 1.3k meters (about 4.25k ft.) was the longest in the world for nearly two decades.  The bridge was featured extensively in the 1977 blockbuster Saturday Night Fever.  

Rockaway's Jacob Riis Bathhouse

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Abandoned Art Deco Bathhouse | Aerial Film

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Content creator and drone pilot Matthew Chirico created this beautiful drone video of a historic spot in New York city called the Jacob Riis Bathhouse, the centerpiece of a park of the same name on the Rockaway Peninsula.  The park was largely the work of the powerful New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses in the 1930's.  The area fell into a state of disrepair in the 1960's; the park has been reborn under the National Park Service but the bathhouse has not reopened despite numerous plans.

The Hudson River and Riverside Park

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Ship Sailing on the Hudson River

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Berco_aerial created this awesome drone video of a cargo ship being pushed down the Hudson River in New York City.  Shot at sunset, the video will give you a great look at the West Side of Manhattan.  The part of the island closest to the shooting location is Riverside Park, which runs for about 6.5 km (around 4 mi.) down the length of Manhattan, between the river and Riverside Drive.  The video looks south towards the skyscrapers of Midtown on the West Side and beyond that to those of Lower Manhattan.  

Queens Plaza

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Queens Plaza

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Check out this DVOW nominated film of New York City's Queens Plaza, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot thedronalist.  The Plaza marks the western end of Queens Boulevard, a major thoroughfare which runs through the city's second-largest borough by population after Brooklyn.  The site of a major subway station, the plaza was built in connection with the construction of the Queensborough Bridge over the East River into Manhattan, which lies just west of the plaza and was completed in 1909.

New York's George Washington Bridge

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George Washington Bridge

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Check out this fantastic nighttime drone view of New York City's George Washington Bridge, compliments of AirVuz contributor onewheeldrone.  The first span over the Lower Hudson River, the bridge's main span stretches 1.07k meters (3.5k ft.) and was the longest in the world upon its completion in 1931 until the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge later that decade.  The double-decker span, which connects Manhattan with Fort Lee, New Jersey, has the distinction of being the world's busiest bridge by traffic volume.  

FPV Video from Astoria, Queens

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A Little Slice Of Astoria (Plus Some EXTRAS)

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Check out this first person view (FPV) drone video of a neighborhood of Queens, New York, compliments of FPV pilot El Buho.  The Astoria neighborhood is situated in the western part of Queens, just east of the East River which separates Queens from Manhattan.  The neighborhood was named after John J. Astor, at one time the wealthiest man in the world, as a way to get him to invest in the neighborhood (he didn't, but the name stuck).  The video features some nice FPV footage of the Roosevelt Island Bridge and the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.  

Tarrytown, Westchester County

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Tarrytown, New York

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Contributor Chris Bonanno used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this aerial video of Tarrytown, New York.  Situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, Tarrytown is a northern suburb of New York City in Westchester County.  Tarrytown has a rich history of its own, having been memorably described in the works of Washington Irving and later becoming the home of the Rockefeller family.  The video includes footage of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, which spans the Hudson from Tarrytown to Nyack in Rockland County.

FPV: The Dakota

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The Dakota

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Check out this fantastic first person view (FPV) drone video of one of the architectural landmarks of New York City: the Dakota.  AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Sparkitekt used a racing quad to film the famous apartment co-operative, which is located at the intersection of Central Park West and 72nd St. on Manhattan's Upper West Side.  Completed in 1881, the Dakota was the site of one of the most shocking crimes of the 20th century: the gunshot murder of Beatles great John Lennon on December 8, 1980.    

Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Refinery

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New York Megaproject-Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory

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New York City was once a major manufacturing center.  Much of its industrial base was focused on food products and other needs of its massive population.  One of its most prominent factories was the Domino Sugar Refinery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, along the East River.  Once the world's largest sugar refinery, the factory ceased operations in the early 2000's.  Today, as you'll see in this drone video by Odessa1799, it's being redeveloped into an office/residential complex. 

Tappan Zee Bridge

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Tappan Zee Bridge Implosion Demolition

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Osullivanstudios brings us this amazing aerial of the destruction of New York City's Tappan Zee Bridge.  It crosses the Hudson River at one of its widest points, and at almost 5 km (about 3 mi.) it was the state's longest span when it opened in 1955.  In the early 2000's, it became something of a poster-child for crumbling US infrastructure, and a $6 billion+ package was assembled to build a replacement.  The new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opened in 2017, following which the original bridge was demolished.

FPV Diving the Edge, Hudson Yards

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Diving the worlds tallest outdoor observation deck

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Among the wonders of New York City's gigantic Hudson Yards project is the Edge observation deck.  Located on the 100th floor of the tallest building in the complex, it stands 345 meters (a bit over 1.1k ft.) over street level on Manhattan's West Side - the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.  Definitely up there, but not too high for first person view (FPV) pilot and AirVuz contributor BrooklynMarkFPV, who tackled the Edge with a spectacular FPV dive with his racing quad, truly one for the ages.   

The Williamsburg Bridge

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Williamsburg Bridge

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Top contributor and drone pilot brings us this short but excellent aerial view of New York City's Williamsburg Bridge, which spans the East River between the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.  With a total length of a bit over 2.2k meters (around 7.3k ft.) and a longest single span of 490 meters (1.6k ft.), the bridge was the longest in the world when it opened in 1903.  It held the title for over two decades before being superceded by the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River.   

Surfing in Far Rockaway, Queens

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Mavic 2 Pro | Far Rockaway Beach surfing 🏄

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Surfing in New York City?  Yes, you heard that right.  Obviously surfing isn't going to work in the protected waters around Manhattan, but it's a rather different story at Far Rockaway Beach in Queens.  Here at the base of the Rockaway Peninsula which extends westward from Long Island, it's open Atlantic Ocean and surf's up - as you'll see in this drone video by contributor and pilot Invincible Storm Films.  It's definitely wetsuit territory even in the summer but very definitely surfing in New York City! 

The 53W53 Tower

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53 W 53

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Since the 2008 financial crash, New York City has undergone the greatest skyscraper building boom in its history.  Astonishingly, when the current crop of buildings are completed in 2021, nine of the city's ten tallest buildings will have been completed since 2009.  One of the more impressive of the new additions is the 53W53 on West 53rd Street, adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art.  Seenin this drone video by onewheeldrone, the 77 story residential skyscraper has a roof height of 320 meters or a bit over a thousand feet. 

City Island, Bronx

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City Island, Bronx, NY

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City Island is situated just off the shore of the Bronx in New York City, near the head of Long Island Sound.  The island has been connected to the mainland via a bridge since 1901; in 2017 a new bridge opened which runs off its northwestern shore through Pelham Bay Park.  The eastern side of the island is home to three yacht clubs, one of which is the "home marina" for the Columbia University sailing team.   Check out City Island from above in this drone video by contributor and pilot sugarfreevisuals.

The Throggs Neck Bridge

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Aerial View of Throgs Neck Bridge, New York, in 4K

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The Throggs Neck Bridge is the newest and easternmost of the six bridges which span the East River in New York City.  Situated just east of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge, it carries the traffic of Interstate 295 from the Bay Terrace neighborhood of Queens to the Throggs Neck neighborhood in the Bronx. Opened in 1961, the longest span of the suspension bridge is 550 meters, or about 1.8k ft.  If you want to see the Throggs Neck from above, check out  this drone video by contributor and pilot Odessa1799.

Protest in Brooklyn's McCarren Park

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Peaceful Protests NYC

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Following the death of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial Day of 2020, millions of people around the world took to the streets to protest against race-motivated police brutality.  In this moving drone video by top AirVuz contributor and pilot rememorales, you will get an aerial view of a large and very peaceful protest in New York City.  This protest was organized by a meetup group called Solidarity and Justice and was held in McCarren Park in Brooklyn.

FPV Diving Met Life Tower

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Cupolas and mosaics

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Check out this first person view (FPV) diving video of one of New York's most iconic skyscrapers, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot Sparkitekt.  The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower is located at Madison Avenue and 23rd Street in the Flatiron District.  When it was completed in 1909, the 210 meter tall tower (710 ft.) was the tallest in the world, although it didn't hold the title for long - in 1913, it was surpassed by the Woolworth Building.  The Met Life Tower was inspired by the St Mark's Campanile in Venice, Italy.

Staten Island's Boat Graveyard

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Check out this fascinating if rather haunting drone video of a "boat graveyard" in New York City, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Santiago.  It's located on a tidal river known as Arthur Kill, which separates Staten Island from mainland New Jersey.  The site was established in the 1930's and has undergone a number of name changes; it's now officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility.  The facility was used as a filming location for the 2010 thriller "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie.

The Vessel, Hudson Yards

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Vessel, Hudson Yards

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The Vessel is one of the artistic centerpieces of Hudson Yards, the gigantic urban redevelopment project on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City.  The giant honeycomb structure sits in the middle of the complex, which sits atop a (still- operational) train yard.  Part of the common area known as the Hudson Yards Public Square, the Vessel rises 16 stories and includes 154 flights of stairs.  The brainchild of famed British designer Thomas Heatherwick, you can check it out from above in this fantastic drone video by thedronalist. 

Rooftop Party in Williamsburg

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NYC Day Breaker Party - Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Conributor Elena Buenrostro created this beautiful drone video of a rooftop party in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  It was put on by Daybreaker, a group which organizes early morning dance parties in cities around the world.  Williamsburg is one of the neighborhoods of western Brooklyn; lying across the East River from Manhattan.  Like much of Brooklyn, Williamsburg has gentrified in recent years, and has seen the construction of many new residential high rises.

The Iconic GE Building

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General Electric Building

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Check out this fantastic drone video of New York City's General Electric Building, compliments of AirVuz contributor onewheeldrone.  Located at Lexington Avenue and East 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the 50 floor Art Deco masterpiece was completed in 1931.  Standing a bit under 200 meters tall (about 640 ft.), it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The iconic tower has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, most notably the 2005 blockbuster Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.    

How Hudson Yards "Works"

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Hudson Yards

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The Hudson Yards project on Manhattan's West Side is the largest single development projects ever undertaken in New York City.  It involved the construction of a massive platform over a rail yard, upon which over a dozen skyscrapers have been built or are under construction.  To understand how this ambitious project "works", check out this drone video from thedronalist.  You'll see how the West Side Yard (part of the Long Island Railroad) continues to function under the platform, while a "new city" is being built atop it.  

Walking Quarantined Manhattan

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NYC Quarantine Ep.1 Shot by Xizmo Media

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As New York City became the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in March of 2020, America's largest city entered what was perhaps the strangest time in its 400 year history.  Some of the world's busiest streets came to resemble scenes from science fiction movies, and it became possible to walk down the middle of them.  That's what new contributor edward kostakis did, filming himself with a drone as wandered the world's financial capital.  This is the first in a series of videos he made of these eerie and until recently unimaginable scenes.

FPV: The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows

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Does the sun really rise in the east?

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Check out this first person view (FPV) video from one of New York City's most famous landmarks, compliments of AirVuz contributor and FPV pilot Mattyfleisch.  He flew over and around the stainless steel representation of the earth known as the Unisphere.  Located in the Flushing Meadows neighborhood of Queens, the 43 meter high (140 ft.) sculpture was commissioned in connection with the 1964 World's Fair held here.  It is dedicated to "Man's Achievements on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe".

Mavic Pro Tour of Lower Manhattan

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NYC 2017 | Shot on Mavic Pro

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Contributor AtulDivakarla used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and ground camera footage to create this nice mini-tour of New York City.  Most of the video was shot in Lower Manhattan, primarily around the World Trade Center area.  You'll see some nice shots of the buildings that have been constructed on the site of the 9/11 attack site as well as the buildings immediately to their east on the Hudson which were not destroyed.  You'll also see some nice views of the Battery Park City area near Manhattan's southern tip.  

Inspire 2 Views of NYC

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NYC from Inspire 2

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This outstanding drone video of New York City comes to us from top contributor Ty Poland.  The video opens with some great shots of the West Side of Manhattan from the vantage point of the Hudson River, before heading over to the East side for some epic views of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Then it's off to the Erie & Lackawanna terminal just across the Hudson in Hoboken, finishing with some cross-Hudson shots looking east towards the skyscrapers of the World Trade Center complex.  The video was filmed with a DJI Inspire 2 drone.  

Lower Manhattan Drone Views

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New York, NY: DJI Mavic Pro

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Contributor and pilot AGLAerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful aerial of New York City. The video opens with a couple of sweeping shots of the Lower Manhattan skyline, shot from the New Jersey side of the Hudson. You'll get a great look at the Freedom Tower, built on the site of the World Trade Center which was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.  You'll also see some of the other towers being constructed around Freedom Tower; the new complex will eventually have six skyscrapers.

NYC by FPV

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A DAY ON THE HUDSON - CINEMATIC FPV FREESTYLE

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This exellent video by first person view (FPV) pilot elbuhofpv will give you a new perspective of the great city of New York, which went into near-lockdown in the second half of March, 2020 as it became the US epicenter of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.  Showing the city in the happier times before the storm hit, he was able to film a pair of jetskiers plying the waters that surround Lower Manhattan.  Check it out for some epic views of the city's skyline from the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more.

NYC, from Above

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New York By Drone

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Check out this impressive drone video of New York City, compliments of contributor and pilot Brad French Studios. The video opens with some great shots of the spans along the lower East River: from south to north, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges.  From there, you'll head over to Lower Manhattan and the West Side, hitting sites like Two World Trade Center, The Spiral, the new 30 Hudson Yards development, and more iconic New York City buildings on the Hudson River (western) side of Manhattan.  

NYC Inspire 2 Footage

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NYC Light

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This excellent drone video from New York City by contributor vindemilio opens with a great shot looking east toward the Empire State Building from the Hudson River.  At the :20 mark, there's a great sequence of the Brooklyn Bridge, with the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan in the background.  Other highlights include a shot of the eastern (Brooklyn) ends of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges together, the intermodal passenger terminal at Hoboken, New Jersey, and a great ending shot of the World Trade Center complex from around the same spot.  

NYC Compilation Video

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New York City from Above

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New York City is one of the most visually stunning cities on earth. AirVuz has put together this collection of some of the best aerial footage from America's largest city.  Check out some of the most visited locations in the Big Apple from above including the Brooklyn Bridge, the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, Coney Island, Staten Island, Flushing Meadows, the East River bridges, and numerous other sights amongst favorite tourist destinations in America's great city on the Hudson River! 

Profile of Majestic

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The Drone Dish: Majestic

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In this segment of the Drone Dish, host Tyler Mason catches up with Noel Thomas aka Majestic.  Winner of one of the first Drone Video of the Week awards, Thomas is known for his epic hyperlapses and timelapses of cities and landscapes around the world. His work is featured extensively in the New York City, Miami, Hawaii, Toronto, Hong Kong, and numerous other City and Country collections on AirVuz.  He'll share what it takes to create  one of those videos, cities that are on his "hit list', and more.  

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