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NYC on Lockdown

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Artstew In Motoion

In March of 2020, in less than a week, New York City emerged as the epicenter of the worldwide Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic.  With case counts exploding by day, the great city on the Hudson River went into a virtual lockdown to halt the spread of the deadly virus.  In this drone video, 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.  

NYC 2019 Reel

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NYC 2019 Recap Video


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.

New York City Dronelapse

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New York City Timelapse 6K - CRAZY


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 Hyperlapse

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


"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.

Hudson Yards and Jersey City

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New York City, Hudson Yards, Jersey City Lights


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. 

Manhattan and Jersey City

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New York and Jersey City Lights 4K


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.

NYC in Spring

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Spring in New York City


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.

Inspire 2 Views of NYC

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NYC from Inspire 2

Ty Poland

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.  

NYC, from Above

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New York By Drone

Brad French Studios

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.  

New York by Mavic Pro

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New York Drone Video - DJI Mavic Pro - 4k

PROEPICS (by Jannis Stegmann)

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.

Manhattan and Queens Skylines

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NYC State of Mind

Elena Buenrostro

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.

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.

Greenwich Village: Washington Square Park

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Washington Square Park - NYC


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.  

Brooklyn Bridge

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


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.

The Chrysler Building

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Chrysler Building


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.  

Yankee Stadium

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Drone New York Stadium Hyperlapse

Invincible Storm Films

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.    

Manhattan's Billionaire's Row

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Billionaire Row


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.  

New York's Financial District

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New York City's Financial District: DJI Mavic Pro


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).  

Columbia University

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New York's Columbia University

Chris Bonanno

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.    

Aerial Tour of Queens

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

All Island Aerial

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.

Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty


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.

Coney Island

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A Night in Coney Island


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.

Staten Island

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This, is Staten Island

Matthew Chirico

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.

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.  

Commuter Trains in the Bronx

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Chasing Trains In The Bronx New York City

Novice Quads

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. 

Hudson Yards: Massive West Side Development

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Hudson Yards, New York


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.

The George Washington Bridge

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George Washington Bridge


The George Washington Bridge has the distinction of being the world's busiest in terms of annual motor traffic - it carries over 100 million vehicles per year over the Hudson River between Upper Manhattan in New York City and Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The double decker suspension bridge, which carries 14 lanes of traffic, has a length of 1.45k meters (almost 4.8k ft.).  Inmotionaerial created this amazing drone video of the bridge, which was completed in 1931 and was the first span over the Lower Hudson.

The Hudson River

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Frozen Hudson


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.

Manhattan's West Side Waterfront

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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.  

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge


Content creator and pilot SDPilot created this excellent drone video of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, one of New York City's  more important pieces of infrastructure.  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.  

Tarrytown, Westchester County

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Tarrytown, New York

Chris Bonanno

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.

Queensboro Bridge

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New York's Queensboro Bridge


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.  

FPV Video from Astoria, Queens

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A Little Slice Of Astoria (Plus Some EXTRAS)


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.  

The Hudson River and Riverside Park

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Ship Sailing on the Hudson River


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.  

The Williamsburg Bridge

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Williamsburg Drone Flight


Check out this drone video of New York's Williamsburg Bridge, compliments of content creator and pilot JeromeS.  The bridge spans the East River between the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.  It has a total length of a bit over 2.2k meters (around 7.3k ft.), with its longest span at 490 meters (1.6k ft.).  Opened in 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge was the longest span in the world for over two decades until the completion of the Bear Mountain Bridge in 1924.

Rockaway's Jacob Riis Bathhouse

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Abandoned Art Deco Bathhouse | Aerial Film

Matthew Chirico

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.

Tappan Zee Bridge

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Tappan Zee Bridge Implosion Demolition


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.

Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Refinery

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New York Megaproject-Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory


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. 

The East River's Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island, New York


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.

Williamsburg: Neighborhood of Western Brooklyn

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Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC


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. 

Surfing in Far Rockaway, Queens

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Mavic 2 Pro | Far Rockaway Beach surfing 🏄

Invincible Storm Films

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 Triborough Bridge

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The Triborough Bridge Seen From Above - Cinematic View


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.  

City Island, Bronx

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City Island, Bronx, NY


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


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.

Staten Island's Boat Graveyard

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60 Seconds

Check out this fascinating drone video of a "boat graveyard" in New York City, compliments of contributor 60 Seconds.  It's located on the southwestern side of Staten Island, on a tidal river known as Arthur Kill.  Officially known as the Donjon Iron and Metal Scrap Processing Facility, it was established in the 1930's. Hundreds of 20th century vintage ships lie here, including a number of World War II combat ships.  The facility was used as a filming location for the 2010 thriller "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie.

Battery Park

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Southern End of Manhattan Island, Battery Park, New York


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

Invincible Storm Films

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.

Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County

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Sleepy Hollow, New York

Chris Bonanno

Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, the town of North Tarrytown, New York was immortalized in a short story called "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".  Published by Washington Irving in 1820, the story told of a decapitated spectre called the "headless horseman" who haunted the hills above the town.  The association was so enduring (and so helpful to property values) that the town voted to officially change its name to Sleepy Hollow in the 1990's.  Here it is from above in this drone video by Chris Bonano. 

Tour of New York Harbor

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NYC by Drone 4K


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). 

Lower Manhattan

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New York, NY: DJI Mavic Pro


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.

Rooftop Party in Williamsburg

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NYC Day Breaker Party - Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Elena Buenrostro

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.


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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.

Mavic Pro 2 NYC Hyperlapses

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Mavic Pro 2 Hyperlapses: NYC and New Jersey

Invincible Storm Films

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. 

NYC Dronelapse

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New York Timelapse 4K - 9/11/2019


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. 

Mavic Pro Tour of Lower Manhattan

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NYC 2017 | Shot on Mavic Pro


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.  

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.  

How Hudson Yards "Works"

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Hudson Yards


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.  

Interdrone Finalist: NYC Tour

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Gems of NYC - Romel Rodriguez

InterDrone Film Festival

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). 

Big Apple Aerial Montage

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Sky Candy Studios Visits the Big Apple

Sky Candy Studios

Professional drone piloting company Sky Candy Studios made the most of a trip to New York, creating this epic aerial montage of the Big Apple. The footage includes both Midtown and Downtown (Lower Manhattan), collectively home to one of the world's most impressive collection of skyscrapers.  It's also got some great shots of the East River and its spectacular bridges, the lifeblood of the island of Manhattan.  The video also features some excellent footage of Central Park, the giant green space in the middle of Manhattan.

NYC Drone Montage

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Epic NYC Drone Montage

B. Dumas

Check out this amazing "drone montage" of the Big Apple, compliments of contributor and drone pilot B. Dumas. It opens with a shot of the twin towers of Time Warner Center, the great millennial era development on Columbus Circle near the southwest corner of Central Park.  From there it's on to a shot of the 59th Street Bridge, a look facing south from Central Park, an awesome overhead of the Brooklyn Bridge (at the :50 mark), and some great shots of Midtown.  It even includes a few shots of Long Island's famous beaches.

New York Drone Tour

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4K New York Drone Footage

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Contributor HUMZZ used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to hit many of the most well-known sights of New York City.  The video opens with a beautiful shot of the Statue of Liberty, then shifts to some amazing views of Midtown Manhattan, where you'll get some amazing views of the Art Deco duo of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.  Other sites featured include Central Park, the East Side and Roosevelt Island, Coney Island in Brooklyn, and the World's Fair site in Flushing Meadows, Queens.  

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

The Drone Dish

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.