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6th Annual NYCDFF Lockdown Winner: Aran77


Empty NYC Streets, 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 won the Lockdown category at the 6th Annual NYCDFF.

6th Annual NYCDFF Narrative Nominee: rememorales


Peaceful Protests in New York City


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 video earned a nomination in the Narrative/Documentary category at the 6th Annual NYCDFF.

New York City Dronelapse


New York City Timelapse 6K - CRAZY

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  • almost 5 years ago

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 Dronelapse


New York Timelapse 4K - 9/11/2019

  • Majestic
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  • over 4 years ago

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 2 NYC Hyperlapses


Mavic Pro 2 Hyperlapses: NYC and New Jersey


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 2019 Reel


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.

Manhattan's Trendy SoHo Neighborhood


Downtown NYC, SoHo Manhattan.


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.   

NYC Highlights


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.

NYC Hyperlapse


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


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

New Entert...

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


New York and Jersey City Lights 4K

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  • almost 6 years ago

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


Gems of NYC - Romel Rodriguez


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


NYC Sunset - Zenmuse X7

  • memmi
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  • over 6 years ago

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


LockDown Aerial NYC


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.   

60 Seconds of NYC with an Inspire 2


NYC from Inspire 2

Ty Poland...

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.    

NYC Reel


NEW YORK CITY - 2022 Cinematic Reel


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor toba_photog brings us this excellent drone video from the great city of New York.  The video opens with a shot of the massive Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's West Side, followed by a shot of the Statue of Liberty.  At about the 1:09 mark, there's a great timelapse shot looking over the East River from Brooklyn towards Lower Manhattan.  Other highlights include the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn (1:24) and a shot looking down the Hudson River towards Freedom Tower (1:44).  

Fog-Covered Manhattan


Fog Rolls into Manhattan


Check out this stunning drone video from New York City, compliments of contributor vuralelibol.  Filmed on a day when Manhattan was covered in fog, the video opens with a shot of Hudson Yards, the giant new development on the West Side of Manhattan.   At the :20 mark, there's a magnificent shot of the spire of the Empire State Building poking through the clouds.  The video concludes with a long show looking north towards Central Park, with the Empire State Building in the foreground and the skyscrapers of Billionaires' Row in the distance.

Dual-Op NYC Inspire 2 Session


Simply Visual Shoots NYC

Ty Poland...

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


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).  

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.  

Lower Manhattan Drone Views


When the sun comes out in New York City...

New Entert...

Top AirVuz contributor and drone pilot New Entertainment Pictures brings us this breathtaking drone view of New York as the sun began to break through a mist which had engulfed theUSA's largest city.  The video was shot in and around the Downtown area at the southern tip of Manhattan.  Some of the highlights include shots of the World Trade Center Complex, a ship cruising through the harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge (which connects Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn over the East River), the Statue of Liberty, and more.  

Hudson Yards and Jersey City


New York City, Hudson Yards, Jersey City Lights

  • Majestic
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  • almost 6 years ago

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


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

All Island...

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


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.

Brooklyn Bridge


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


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.  

Freedom Tower


One World Trade Center


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.  

DVOW Finalist from New York


Foggy Morning in NYC


AirVuz contributor vuralelibol earned a Drone Video of the Week Finalist spot for this excellent drone video from New York City.   The video was filmed on a foggy morning looking east over the Hudson River from Weehawken, New Jersey.  The video features some excellent footage of the ultra-thin residential skyscrapers along Billionaire's Row just south of Central Park in Midtown Manhattan, the tower of the Hudson Yards complex on Manhattan's West Side, as well as the remaining piers along the Hudson River.  

NYC by Autel Evo Pro 2


New York at Dusk

My Travels...

Former Drone Video of the Week Finalist My Travels used an Autel Evo 2 Pro drone to create this aerial video of New York City, the largest city in the USA.  The video opens with a beautiful shot looking north toward Manhattan, followed by a shot looking west over the East River towards Midtown.  Then you'll head back south for a nice shot of the Statue of Liberty, and at :32 there's a great shot of the historic train station in Hoboken, New Jersey.  Another highlight is at :54, with an epic shot looking down the Hudson River.    

Coney Island


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.

FPV Diving the Empire State Building


FPV Empire State of Mind


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 Statue of Liberty


The Statue of Liberty

My Travels...

AirVuz contributor and pilot My Travels used an Autel Evo 2 drone to create this stunning drone video of the Statue of Liberty, one of the USA's most iconic sites.  Located in New York City's harbor, the copper statue depicting the Roman goddess Libertas was a gift of friendship from France to the United States.  Dedicated in 1886, it has a height (measured to the top of the torch) of 93 meters, or a bit over 300 ft.  It sits atop Liberty Island, and is accessible by ferry from Lower Manhattan.  

Hudson Yards: Massive West Side Development


Hudson Yards Drone Footage | 2020 | Aerial Views of Manhattan | New York City | NYC Drone Flyover


Check out this impressive drone tour of the massive Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot dmitriyarbatov.  One of the world's largest developments, most of the project sits atop a repair yard for the Long Island Railroad which continues to operate.  It is being built in two phases, the first of which was completed in 2019 and which includes 30 Hudson Yards, a 73 story skyscraper which is the city's fourth-tallest building as of 2020.  

The Chrysler Building


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.  

Columbia University


New York's Columbia University

Chris Bona...

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 universities in the USA, and its professional schools are amongst the best in their respective fields.  With a 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


Midtown East


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


Oculus & One World Trade


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


Drone New York Stadium Hyperlapse


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


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 centenary of George Washington's first Presidential inauguration.  Check out the famous park from above in this outstanding drone video by new contributor thedronalist.  

Queensboro Bridge


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


Chasing Trains In The Bronx New York City

Novice Qua...

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


Manhattan Bridge Arch


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


NYC State of Mind

Elena Buen...

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


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). 

Manhattan's West Side Waterfront



  • Majestic
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  • over 6 years ago

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


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.

Williamsburg: Neighborhood of Western Brooklyn


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. 

The Hudson River


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.

The East River's Roosevelt Island


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.

Foilboarding in the East River


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


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


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


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


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.  

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge


Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge


Contributor and pilot TraveLocation Films created this excellent drone video of New York's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  It connects the boroughs 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


Abandoned Art Deco Bathhouse | Aerial Film

Matthew Ch...

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.

Chrysler Building and One Vanderbilt


42nd street Chrysler Building


Check out these fantastic drone videos from the East Midtown area of Manhattan in New York City, compliments of thedronalist.  The video was shot primarily around East 42nd Street, one of the major thoroughfares of the neighborhood.  The video features excellent footage of the Chrysler Building, the Art Deco classic which was the first building in the world to reach a height of 1,000 ft. (just over 300 meters).  The other "star" of the show is One Vanderbilt, which reached a height of 427 meters (1.4k ft.) when topped out in 2019.

The Hudson River and Riverside Park


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.  

Queens Plaza


Queens Plaza


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


George Washington Bridge


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.  

111 West 57th Street: World's Thinnest Skyscraper


111 W 57th November 2020


Among the most unusual looking skyscrapers to be built during New York City's ongoing high-rise boom is the tower at 111 West 57th Street.  Located on Billionaire's Row just south of Central Park, the skyscraper is part of a project which includes the redevelopment of a Steinway & Sons piano store.  Seen in this drone video by onewheeldrone, the 91 story luxury residential skyscraper will be completed in 2021.  Topped out with a height of 435 meters (1.43k ft.), it's the city's third-tallest as well as the world's thinnest skyscraper.

FPV Video from Astoria, Queens


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.  

Tarrytown, Westchester County


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


The Dakota


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


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. 

FPV Diving the Edge, Hudson Yards


Diving the worlds tallest outdoor observation deck


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.   

One Vanderbilt: NYC's Fourth-Tallest (2020)


One Vanderbilt


The luxury residential tower known simply as One Vanderbilt in New York City is an example of how the skyline of the Big Apple has been transformed by its biggest-ever skyscraper building boom.  Located at 42nd St. and Vanderbilt Avenue near Grand Central Station in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the 73 story landmark topped out at a roof height of just under 400 meters (almost exactly 1.3k ft.).  Seen in this drone video by AirVuz contributor onewheeldrone, the $3.3 billion project is the city's fourth-tallest building as of mid-2020.  

The Williamsburg Bridge


Williamsburg Bridge


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 superseded by the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River.   

East River Bridges, Statue of Liberty, and MOre


New York City From Above - 4K


Take an aerial tour of New York City in this outstanding piece by former Drone Video of the Week Finalist BeemFlights.  Featured locations include the Williamsburg Bridge, the northernmost of the bridges connecting Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn (first seen at the :03 mark); the Brooklyn Bridge, the first bridge across the East River (:09), the iconic Empire State Building (:15); Central Park (:30); Chelsea Piers, along the Hudson River (:38); the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor (:44); and more.  

Surfing in Far Rockaway, Queens


Mavic 2 Pro | Far Rockaway Beach surfing 🏄


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


53 W 53


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


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 Tappan Zee Bridge


Tappan Zee Bridge, New York


AirVuz contributor Santiago brings us this amazing aerial of the New York City's Tappan Zee Bridge.  The bridge spans the Hudson River at one of its widest points, connecting the towns of Tarrytown and Nyack.  The original bridge here opened in 1955.  Designed to last only 50 years, it was crumbling by the early 2000's.  The new bridge, which is officially called the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, opened in 2017.  The twin cable-stayed span has a total length of about three mi. or around five km.  

Billionaire's Row: 432 Park Avenue


432 Park Avenue


Check out this fantastic drone video of one of New York City's tallest buildings, compliments of contributor onewheeldrone.  The residential skyscraper known as 432 Park Avenue is located at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 57th Avenue in Midtown.  Standing 425 meters (just under 1.4k ft.), its 85 floors house only about 125 condominiums.  As of mid-2020, it's the city's fifth-tallest building and the third-tallest residential skyscraper in the world.  Completed in 2014, it's part of what is now known as Billionaire's Row.

The Throggs Neck Bridge


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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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.

Brooklyn's Coney Island Neighborhood


Streets By Air Episode 05 - Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY


While New York's Coney Island is most commonly associated with the famous amusement park, it's actually much more than roller coasters and cotton candy.  Technically no longer a separate island since the early 1900's, when it became connected to the "mainland" of Long Island with landfill, Coney Island is a neighborhood of southern Brooklyn.  In this drone video by AEROCINE, you'll get an aerial tour of the neighborhood, including its two amusement parks:  Luna Park and Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park.  

Long Island in 2020


Long Island, NY Summer 2020 | 4K Drone Reel

Drift Away...

New York's Long Island stretches for about 160 km (around 100 mi.) east of Manhattan and (technically) includes the NYC boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.  In this excellent drone video, contributor Drift Away Production put together some of his best aerial footage from 2020.  Featured Long Island locations include the Robert Moses Beaches, Robert Moses Bridge, Captree State Park, Gilgo Beach, East Hampton, Mattituck, Riverhead, Fire Island, Bald Hill, Timber Point Golf course, Pirate's Cove, Port Jefferson, and the Great South Bay.

Mott Haven, Bronx


Streets By Air - Ep. 04 (Mott Haven, The Bronx)


AirVuz contributor AEROCINE continues their series of drone videos of different neighborhoods of New York City.  In this segment, you'll see the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx, the northernmost of the city's five buroughs.  The neighborhood covers a southwestern section of the Bronx, bounded by the Bruckner Expressway, East 149th Street, the Bronx Kill, and the Harlem River.  Like other neighborhoods in the larger area known as the South Bronx, Mott Haven has been steadily gentrifying since the 1990's.  

The Vessel, Hudson Yards


Vessel, Hudson Yards


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. 

Brooklyn's Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch


The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch is one of the great landmarks of Brooklyn, the most populous borough of New York City.  It's situated in Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance to Prospect Park.  Dedicated to the soldiers who fought for the Union in the US Civil War, the arch was completed in 1892.  Designed by the famous architect Fredrick Law Olmstead, the arch's observation tower was closed in the early 2000's but is now being restored.  Check out the famous landmark from above in this drone video by onewheeldrone.  

The Iconic GE Building


General Electric Building


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. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.    

Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges


Foggy weather in New York City


This drone video of New York City by contributor vuralelibol features some excellent footage of two landmarks of the Big Apple: the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.  The Brooklyn Bridge was the first to span the East River; when it opened in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world with a main span length of just under 1.6k ft or 486 m.  The Manhattan Bridge, located a bit to the east of the Brooklyn Bridge, was the third span across the lower East River.  Opened in 1909, its main span is a bit shorter than its neighbor's.  

How Hudson Yards "Works"


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.  

Lower Manhattan: Sunrise to Sunset


Lower Manhattan Drone - One fine day in NYC

Boring Dro...

Brand-new AirVuz contributor Boring Droning brings us this fantastic sunrise-to-sunset aerial tour of Lower Manhattan in New York City.  Starting at about the :15 mark, there are a series of beautiful shots of the World Trade Center Complex, including the Freedom Tower.  Starting at about 3:40, there's great pullback shot looking north towards the skyscrapers of Midtown, followed by a shot facing southwards over City Hall Park.  Just before the 6:00 mark, you'll get a nice view looking northwest towards the Hudson Yards complex.  

FPV: The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows


Does the sun really rise in the east?


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".

Lower East Side


Streets By Air Ep 03 - Lower East Side, Manhattan


In this outstanding drone video by AirVuz contributor AEROCINE, you'll be taken on an aerial tour of the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City.  The neighborhood is informally designed as the area east of the Bowery and bounded on the north and south by Houston and Canal Streets, respectively.  Although the neighborhood became heavily gentrfied in the 2000's, during the great immigration waves of the late 19th century and early 20th century it became home to countless Europeans who emigrated to the USA during that time.  

Walking Quarantined Manhattan


NYC Quarantine Ep.1 Shot by Xizmo Media

Xizmo Medi...

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.

Inspire 2 Views of NYC


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.  

NYC, from Above


New York By Drone

Brad Frenc...

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


NYC Light


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.  



Winged Foot Golf Course, New York

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New York's Verrazano Bridge


Yankee Stadium

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Aerial New York City


NYC 2.0

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NYC - MP2 View


Mega Project Hudson Yard, New York


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