There’s nothing like emerging from the bowels of the subway to find yourself in a new, vibrant part of the city. Sarah Klein and Tom Mason do their best to capture this in their all-too-short film.
We’ve seen some incredible time-lapse footage of New York City before, but Josh “Mindrelic” Owens ups the ante with his spectacular Canon 5Dmk2 footage of the Big Apple, day and night.
Composed entirely from lights that artist Chateau Bezerra found throughout New York City, this experimental music video synchronizes perfectly with Gorilllaz track On Melancholy Hill.
Techno-romance at its best here: this marriage proposal was shot with hidden cameras streamed live into the iPhones of friends helping the groom, so they could keep it a surprise. (Thanks Kevin!)
Cool time-lapse footage of this year’s New York City Marathon at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the starting point of the race since 1976. Bonus: helicopter hovering like a dragonfly at 0:17.
To make this coffee shop fit in, Nemaworkshop used the nearby Bryant Park Library for inspiration – and came up with a library turned on its side. The “books” are actually pictures on custom tiles.
While it doesn’t have detailed information on how and why influencers come about, the film provides a peek into what’s happening in pop culture today and identifies events that cultivate inspiration.
Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drops project gives new meaning to peer-to-peer file sharing. Bartholl embedded five USB flash drives all around New York City that anyone can use to load or copy files.
This insanely detailed digital map of New York City was created by gamer Asterion for use in the PC game CitiesXL. Try and find actual buildings you’ve been in. It’s not yet released, but we want to play.
Jeremy’s Place is selling fake spilled edibles, which supposedly can be used to mark your territory in fast food chains. Stroke of genius or tasteless junk? You never know, it could work.
You name it, the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. has it, from capes to secret identities. We’re particularly interested in these lab supplies though. Don’t let the crooks know about this okay?
David Arrick’s Butch Bakery makes the manliest cupcakes in the world. Butch Cupcakes are made of all the things that men love, from bacon to beer. This needs to be available worldwide ASAP.
We’ve seen plenty of tilt shift photos before, but we’ve never seen New York City quite like this. Photographer Olivo Barbieri’s overhead shots that make the city look like a toy are quite amazing.
It’s loading a bit slowly at the moment, but Brett Camper’s 8-Bit NYC turns New York into a 1980s RPG-style map (think Zelda); it’s created using OpenStreetMap with 256×256 tiles.
Chicago may be the city of Big Shoulders, but New York is the city of Strong Backs: Comedian Mark Malkoff gets carried 9.4 miles up Manhattan Island by complete strangers.
If Tinseltown had its way, it’d be a smoking, flooded crater packed with aliens and Stay Puft Marshmallow Men: Hollywood vs. New York is an epic disaster homage to the Big Apple.
Mix Shake Stir is a refreshingly accessible book of cocktail recipes from 9 NYC restaurants; easy instructions and mouth-watering closeups are mixed in with tips from bartenders.
Taken high above Manhattan locations such as Times Square and Central Park, this panoramic Aerial NYC Tour is both breathtaking and relaxing thanks to chill music by Solid Beats.
Made with nearly indestructible (and recyclable) Tyvek, this slim NYC Subway Map Mighty Wallet is ideal for a night on the town, but can easily expand if you’re loaded with Benjamins.
First we saw Manhattan 400 years ago, and now it’s horizonless: this poster of Manhattan reminds us of Halo, but it’s actually a curved 3D projection that allows us to see over obstacles.
Gothamites will definitely like this massive gallery of historical black & white New York City photos; it’s a trip down memory lane that shows just how much has changed in the Big Apple.
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