New York City sees many of its stop signs and other street signs vandalized or stolen each year. Between replacements and other projects, the Department of Transportation’s Queens sign shop makes over 100,000 new signs each year. Insider takes us inside the facility for a look at the work that goes into this laborious process.
Awesome New York City
Many of Improv Everywhere’s public pranks and experiments have involved large crowds of people. But in this time of social distancing, they went the opposite direction with their latest stunt. While the idea of working from a floating office in the middle of NYC’s East River has a certain appeal, but it might be a little distracting.
14-year-old LEGO builder Alex Bailey created this 6-foot-long model of New York City’s skyline. The freestyle brick builder was inspired to build the miniature Manhattan after a surprise helicopter tour he took of the city for Christmas 2019. His proud mom posted video and photos of this amazing LEGO creation. Great job, Alex!
After wowing us with upscaled vintage train footage, Denis Shiryaev takes us on a tour of New York City, circa 1911. Using neural network tech, he injected extra frames to smooth out the choppy movements from this century-old slice of life film. He also boosted its resolution to 4k. We don’t care for the colorization though.
(PG-13: Language) Mass Appeal’s New York State of Mind spends some time with these urban daredevils who live life on the edge, popping wheelies and driving some folks mad with their antics. Whether or not they’re a road hazard, there’s no questioning their passion.
In celebration of The Statue of Liberty’s 130th year, EarthCam captured this beautiful 4K time-lapse of the iconic New York monument over the course of 365 days. As she receives countless visitors, and weathers whatever nature dishes out, she always stands tall.