Friday, January 28, 2011

That's So New York: Museum of the Moving Image Renovation

From the video's description: After a $67 million dollar renovation and expansion, The Museum of the Moving Image is back and better than ever! Take a look at what's new and what's new again at this classic New York City Museum. Museum of the Moving Image - 35th Avenue at 37th Street, Astoria, NY 11106. www.movingimage.us

FLATBUSH STREETS NOT PLOWED 24 HRS AFTER LATEST NYC STORM

REAL LIFE VAMPIRE IN NYC! (1.27.11 - Day 637)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

We Are New York: Interview with United Chinese Association site coordinator

From the video's description: On Thursday, January 20, 2011 about 20 adult immigrants graduated from the We Are New York program at the United Chinese Association, a nonprofit located in Brooklyn. After the celebration, Office Manager Boewan shared a few words about We Are New York and its impact on the community she serves.

We Are New York is an effort to help adult immigrants practice English. The We Are New York Community Project organizes free English conversation groups throughout the five boroughs of New York City. To find out more about the program and ways you can help, please visit www.nyc.gov/learnenglish.

To learn more about the United Chinese Association, please visit www.ucaob.org.

The Humans of New York Montage

From the video's description: The Humans of New York Project is an effort to create a photographic census of New York City. The project seeks to collect 10,000 street portraits, and plot them geographically on an interactive map. www.humansofnewyork.com

New bill would grant pregnant women free parking in NYC

Friday, January 21, 2011

NYC SUBWAY FIGHT! (Jan.20.11)

Canadians visit New York. Although the subway fight lasts for only a few seconds, that's what the video-taker-person titles his video. Way to focus on the negative, bro.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

3 Queens Fireworks in NYC January 13, 2011

From the video's description: "Today evening (January 13, 2011) marked a very special and rare occasion in New York Harbor, Cunard's three ocean liners (Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and, Queen Elizabeth) were in port in New York City, and, a celebration took place! At approximately 7:00 PM today evening, there were extraordinary fireworks over New York Harbor as all three ships departed on their respective voyages." I shot this with my canon 7D camera.

Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth Arrive In New York (January 13, 2011)

Two regal ships arrive in Brooklyn, New York. The music accompaniment suits the occasion because it's fancy and hoity-toity.

NYC Taxi Confessions Part 2

Drag-queens are kinda fun.

Night Landing at La Guardia NYC

A passenger takes footage of the NYC skyline as the plane flies over Brooklyn and into Laguardia Airport. The Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges may be seen on the left side of the video.

The Butt Does NYC

Uncomfortable but no one really cares.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

UFO MORPHS INTO PLANE over NYC 01/12/2011

From the video's description: I just don't understand how others are not seeing this and how I'm the only one catching it. You can't see the conventional FAA lights or any shape of the plane. No tail light or passenger lighters. Just 3 "lights". 1 huge light in the front and the fake lights on the side pulsating.

My response: I just don't understand why wildcatters push the most fantastical explanations for unexplained lights instead of focusing on more terrestrial causes. Why?

Tom Tom Club Under the Boardwalk 30th Anniversary Show Irving Plaza NYC 01-12-11

The music's probably pretty loud to cause the kind of audio distortion in the video.

Earthquake in NYC 2011 Prediction

Wildcatter has a vision of an earthquake in NYC.

BMW 330i Driving South Along FDR - New York City - Manhattan - Brooklyn Bridge

If you've never had the experience of driving in New York City, watch this and sort of recreate the ride.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NYC Sanitation snow plow

Those wheels are laced with chains for added traction just in case.

It's My Park Minute: NYC Skate Parks

You can grind rails in NYC.

Economic disobedience, NYC lashes out

Economic disobedience at work.

New York State Senate Session, January 11, 2011

Government at work.

My Chameleon Catching Flies

A chameleon snaps up flies with a little help from its owner.

Eating Cambodian Insects for Dinner

Think of insects as shrimp and you'll be alright.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adventures in NYC

The kids are packed like sardines on that bus.

Welcome to Communist Russia in New York City

Artists aren't criminals?

Radio Free Fino, New York City

From the video's description: An expatriated (to Italy) American brings his Italian family to New York City for New Year's week, 2010-11. In the process, he captures an essence of what makes both America and NYC a unique, wonderful place for which there is no equal. An assessment of this podcast from a New York City resident/friend/ insider: "... this beautiful, insightful and engaging audio-log captured NYC as well as anything we've read or heard in a very, very long time".
I hope you enjoy my gut-level impressions of NYC as much as I enjoyed discovering the essence of the place and my great affection for both it and America.

The Compulsions - Big Fat Sexy Mama - 2011-01-08 - Don Hill's - NYC

From the video's description:
The Compulsions - "Big Fat Sexy Mama"
January 8th, 2011
Don Hill's
New York City, NY

Setlist:
Shake Hands with the Devil
Down on the Tracks
Howlin' For You
Rock 'N' Roll Johnny
I Was Right, You Were Wrong
Jungle Disease
Big Fat Sexy Mama
Dance Around the Fire
Right/Wrong
Groove On

This was a gig in The Village (NYC) at Don Hill's. Very intimate show which saw Stoned Fire open up for The Compulsions. Who are The Compulsions you may ask? They are Rob Carlyle, founder and front man, with Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses) on guitar, Sami Yaffa (Michael Monroe, NY Dolls) on bass and Frank Ferrer (Guns N' Roses) on drums.

Big thanks to Rob Carlyle and the guys of The Compulsions for letting me take exorbitant amounts of photos, as well as capture audio and video of this great performance. Whole show will be uploaded onto this YouTube account at some point - stay tuned!

Gran Fondo New York - Jan 10, 2011

Gran Fondo New York on the road in Lazio, Italy on January 10, 2011

Edwin McCain Live in NYC "Sober"

The performance was recorded in NYC on January 8th 2011.

No trousers day on New York subway

Coverage of the "No Pants Subway Ride" from Sunday.

Monday, January 10, 2011

No Pants Subway (2011) After-Party HD

After the No Pants Subway Ride NYC 2011, it's time to party but not before some controversy...

No Trousers Underground/Tube Ride (No Pants Subway Ride) 2011: London

Londoners took part in the No Pants Subway Ride too...

No Pants Subway Ride 2011 Part 1 New York, Manhattan

Another video of the No Pants Subway Ride 2011 NYC that took place yesterday.

No Pants Subway Ride NYC 2011 HD

The annual "No Pants Subway Ride NYC" took place yesterday.

Extra Life | NYC @ Silent Barn | 08 Jan 2011

Extra Life performs live at the Silent Barn in Ridgewood, Queens, New York City on January 08, 2011.

Exploring "Ordinary Days" in NYC

From the video's description: Join Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Chad Badgero, as he explores scenes from PCTC's upcoming musical "Ordinary Days" in the city the musical takes place, New York City! Catch a glimpse of the life the cast will portray January 27-30, and February 3-5, 2011 at the Creole Gallery in Old Town Lansing! For more information, visit www.peppermintcreek.org.

Steve Bug at Good Units New York City on Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Message from the Mayor of New York City

SNK skit about the snowstorm but I didn't LOL. Not once. I could write better material than this, fo' sho.

NYC Trip - Empire State of Mind

Another New York video with Alicia Keys doing her thing.

NYC Natural Hair EXPO "V.I.P" Winner!

Congratulations to Teeka121 for winning the tickets.

The Stanley Theatre NYC January 8, 2011

The Stanley Theater opened in 1928 and may be used for weddings, receptions, and special events. Their rates page: http://www.cnyarts.com/about/your_special_event/receptions_parties.php

The venue's address:
261 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13501

Connect NYC male model Marshal

NYC is probably the most connected city on the planet.

Street Scenes. NYC. 01. 07. 11

Some decent snapshots of the City.

Grand Central Station, NYC Rush Hour

This is a micro view of the economic drivers of the United States in motion. It isn't government that drives the economy but people like the ones shown in the video.

Hollywood Stunts NYC on Good Morning Japan

From their website:
Hollywood Stunts NYC was created for men, women and children who have a strong desire to pursue a career as a Professional Stunt Performer, whether in Movies, Television, Theatre, Theme Park Shows or actors who desire to perform their own stunts.

NEW YEAR in NYC

If you're a tourist to the City, I guess this is where you go and what you'll see.

Cookie NYC Trip 2

Dude splices together photos of the King Tut exhibition at the outset of the video but other shots are shown later. The Tut exhibition is only in New York for another week (The show's run ends on January 17, 2011) and it's at the DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE EXPOSITION located at 44th St between 7th and 8th Avenues. The show's going to the Science Museum of Minnesota for another run from February 18, 2011 to September 5, 2011.

Avicii at Lavo NYC - ON STAGE!!!

Avicii performed at Lavo on January 6, 2011. His tracks "My Feelings For You” and “Bromance” hit the top of the Beatport Top 100 charts in 2010.

New York - September 2010

Before the snow and chill hit the city, NYC in September 2010 was still a warm place.

NYC In A Blur

One man's trip to NYC... in a blur.

Nickie New York

A trip to New York that "was epic."

AFROJACK - Pacha NYC - 1/7/2011- Pacha On Acid

Packed like sardines but at least everyone's moving and having a good time.

Under City - Under New York

Old-time explorers spelunked in caves. New school explorers go into the subway.

From the video's description: For updates and more adventures follow me on twitter twitter.com/​andrewwonder and check out my website andrewwonder.com

This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan (undercity.org) last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (vimeo.com/​5752275).

For more information about the video and our other adventures please contact Andrew Wonder (Director/Cinematographer) at andrewwonder@mac.com.

Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the front page of the NY Times metro section and was written by Alan Feuer (nytimes.com/​2011/​01/​02/​nyregion/​02underground.html). We were also covered by NPR's Jacki Lyden whose report will be aired on 1/2/11 and posted on NPR's site (npr.org/​2011/​01/​02/​132482428/​into-the-tunnels-exploring-the-underside­-of-nyc).

Shot on a canon 5d mkii with canon 24 f/1.4 (version 1) with the zacuto rapid fire, Zoom H4N and a sennheiser g2 wireless lav. The zacuto was really great at being there when I needed it but also staying out of the way.

Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!

Ford Focus Electric Car - NYC Debut

Great video which captures the unveiling of the Electric Ford Focus which is a 100% electric vehicle. To see the car, go to 10:06 if you're short on time.

From the video's description: http://MPGomatic.com catches the Electric Ford Focus launch event in New York City on January 7, 2011 at the historic Altman building. Ford's new electric car rolls out shortly after 10:00. This is the first part of the press event. A Q&A period on the Focus EV followed and will be posted if there's enough interest.

In order of appearance: Nancy Gioia - Ford Director of Global Electrification, Bill Ford - Executive Chairman Ford Motor Company, Eric Keuhn, Chief Engineer, Ford Focus Electric.

Apologies for the shaky spots. Shot handheld with a DVX100B on a snowy Friday. Took public transportation into the city and left the tripod at home.

As always, it's an honor to bring this stuff to you. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

NYC Subway Music

Musical instruments can be made out of anything.

LIGHTS OVER NYC - Jan 7th 2011 Webcam View / Midnight

Pretty boring but those lights are curious.

UFO LIGHTS OVER NYC - Jan 7th 2011

The quality's horrible but whatever's in the video is the definition of a UFO. It's unidentified, appears to be flying or floating, and is apparently some sort of object.

Progress Update at New WTC, NYC (December 29th, 2010)

The WTC footage was taken on December 29, 2010 but was uploaded yesterday.

Saigon handing out blankets in Bowery Mission homeless shelter in NYC 2011

Along with the blankets, how about a sandwich?

Cue NYC Subway Dancing

Dancing is life.

John Wheeler III Murdered for Threatining to Expose US Military Test of Poison Gas?

Continuing in the vein from the previous post, here's another video. Yes, I'm aware that this material has nothing to do with NYC, Real Estate, or Forteana. Deal.

Dead birds, fish, and Ex-Presidential Aides

My parakeets are still chillin' in their cage and don't look like they'll drop dead anytime soon. How do I know? Because they've been chirping up a storm and eat more than their weight in birdseed every week. I do laugh at the conspiracy theorists though because they come up with the damndest things.

OMG the sky is falling!

Mass bird and fish deaths have occurred since the beginning of the planet. What's different is the media is trumpeting it and hysteria gets ignited at the drop of a hat.

NYC Taxi Confessions Part 1

He really don't know girls...

Fuzztopia in the Field at NYC Gratitude: A Village of Light

The venue is a warehouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The locals affectionately refer to their nabe as Bed-Sty.

NYC Overprepares for Dusting of Snow

There was barely any snow yesterday and yet the budget was stretched with overpreparedness because of what happened during the holiday snowstorm. Is this any way to run a city?

Forbes Billionaire passing the Torch Event - NYC

From MsDramaTV. Don't think I have anything to add here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

NYC Times Square

Times Square by way of shaky-cam.

NYC Reaper - 5 Borough Tour

It's not a real five borough tour but a rap ditty in one poorly lit room.

DUDE KILLS THE BUCKET-DRUMS IN NYC SUBWAY STATION

Dude plays the "drums" like a pro. By drums, I mean overturned plastic buckets.

CIRCLE NYC 2011 NYE

From New Year's Eve, just uploaded a few hours ago.

NYC Snow Storm - 1/7/11

Today's snowstorm is a piker compared to the one from last week.

NYC Parks Department Ice Rescue Training Demo

If a granny ever falls down on the snow in Central Park, this is the team that comes to her rescue.

Lauryn Hill Live Blue Note 1/5/11 NYC Doo Wop (That Thing)

This performance was taken on the final night of Lauren Hill's run at the Blue Note where she played for three nights.

Gaming Shopping Spree in NYC

Asian women drivers are terrible, like she admitted.

NYC Suburb Bans Sidewalk Smoking

Smokers in our building leave their cigarette butts in containers of water and after a week, about 100 cigarette butts are floating in the brown water.

Skating @ Rockefeller Center NYC

Shaky-cam at Rockefeller Center.

Zum Zum Zum Brazil- NYC Boat Samba Class

In New York City, you can take a samba class aboard a boat.

NYC Garbage and Rats

New York's just like Naples with the garbage problem. I thought the woman's dog was a rat on a leash.

NYC Police Destroy Freedom by Violating my Right to Take Pictures of Freedom Tower

They probably thought the dude was a camera-carrying-terrorist.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Who Is Jesus? NYC Street Survey

If Jesus walked the Earth today, he'd be a hipster or a hippy.

Steffen Kenney at Laugh Lounge NYC

The Laugh Lounge is located at 151 Essex St in the Lower East Side. There's some nervous laughter during Kenney's act because his material is awkward.

Clothes Whisperer visits Voz NYC

Voz NYC is located in the East Village (618 East 9th Street (between avenues B & C), New York, NY 10009) and is operated by Naoko Ito.

Breakdance, Salsa, Belly Dance Music & Dance Tour in NYC

The video was taken last summer before the blizzard. Look and remember what it was like to be warm outside.

Poultrygeist Premiere/The Toxic Avenger in LA and NYC

I have no words... which is rare.

Homeless Man With Velvety Voice Hits NYC

Youtube changed this dude's life in the span of a week.

NYC Webcam - January 4th, 2011

The video's description states, "2 huge objects at 00:34" but they look like planes.

Pedini NYC Grand Opening Party

Schmoozing is hard.

New York Botanical Garden: Hawk Bath

It's cold outside but that doesn't faze a red-tail hawk who bathes itself in an icy-cold stream at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx).

NYC TRIP

Tourists visit our fair city.

NYC B-BOY break dancing (dj dre dallas)

From the video's description: NYC B-BOY break dancing. Dj Dre (Dallas) and Gloria spotted some NYC street b-boys putting it down in front of the main NYC library.

Official: Feds Probe NYC Storm Slowdown Reports

No heads are going to roll over this because of the unions.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

JUE in NYC/DC

Juergen Endress in NYC and DC.

PAVON NYC Victoria and Luz

Taken on Canal Street near Chinatown, NYC.

APARTEID.com

Flashes of porn and imagery. Wonder how long before Youtube removes this?

Christmas in New York City

Yes, I'm aware it's about 2 weeks after Christmas but this video was just uploaded yesterday.

Nihon New York - Episode 08 - The American Otaku

From the video's description: On this episode of Nihon NY we visit John Arzayus, a self professed and well seasoned otaku, and his 450 (and growing) figurines that line his walls, shelves, closets and even off site storerooms.

Talking with John we delve deeper into what an otaku truly is, an overview of his 3 otaku websites (Otakuden.com, theAmericanOtaku.com and SexnVinyl.com), a guided tour of his otaku "den" and a personal demonstration of his amazing photography skill (as well as how to make a photo setup on the cheap).

Is there really a gender discrepancy in the otaku community? Where are the best otaku spots in New York City? Does breast size matter? These questions and more answered in today's episode!


NYC Subway - Subway Platforms - Best Shot Footage

If you have 12 minutes to spare, you can stare at stock subway footage. You're welcome.

NYC Skyline Glowing January 4 2011

NYC Sanitation Dept Destroy Graves In Brooklyn

Sanitation Dept busting up everything.

Camping. NYC

You can do anything in NYC. Even go camping.

Train Ride NYC

What you might find when riding the subway in NYC.

New York City in Full HD

Forty photos of New York City.

Fire on 2nd Avenue & East 4th Street, NYC

"That's the deli I go to!"

Crushing Snow - New York Post

Wrong place, wrong time.

David Letterman - NYC Sanitation Top Ten

Breaking News: Sanitation Dept stops picking up garbage from the Late Show.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Bronwyn Burger

No bread on the Brownwyn Burger, just cheese and bacon on the bottom and top of a 4-patty burger.

Investing Dying as Computer Trading, ETFs & Dark Pools Proliferate

^ That's a headline from CNBC. A snippet from the article goes like this:

   There's an old Wall Street adage meant to inspire investors that goes "it's not a stock market, but a market of stocks." Consider that dead.
   Computer trading, dark pools and exchange-traded funds are dominating market action on a daily basis, statistics show, killing the buy and hold philosophy still attempted by many professional and retail investors alike. Everything moves up or down together at a speed faster than which a normal person can react, traders said.

   The author of the article isn't listed but whomever it is, he or she has no idea what investing entails and thus the whole article is invalidated on that fact alone. It's when the patzers of the world claim that buy-and-hold is dead is when it's making a comeback. Anyone who bought and held the S&P from the lows of March 2009 is now up by nearly 100%. How is buying and holding dead in that case? There's a lot more bull action on the way and anyone who buys and holds will be amply rewarded in the coming year. You know why? Because it's a bull market.

Joey Boots Talks to Homeless Dude

Joey Boots keeps calling the homeless dude, "BRO" as if there was some connection there.

Falcon eats a pigeon in front of crowd in NYC

Circle of life and all that it entails right on an NYC sidewalk. Notice how the Falcon spreads its wings around the pigeon as its talons hold it down to prevent it from escaping.

Beneath the City - The New York No One Ever Sees

From the video's description: Armed with gloves, a backpack, and a healthy appreciation for the deadliness of the third rail, urban historian Steven Duncan and videographer Andrew Wonder explore the Undercity. This is the hidden New York. And it's beautiful.

Wonder shot the compilation of urban explorations—appropriately titled Undercity—on a Canon 5d Mark II. The journeys range from sewer to subway to Williamsburg Bridge, and give a look at the world that's happening underneath our feet, unbeknown to us, every single day. Duncan's made a mission out of these journeys, collecting his photographs and videos at Undercity.org.

What's exciting is that every city has its own secret history, sealed underground, untapped and waiting to be explored. Let's hope Wonder and Duncan decide to take their show on (and below) the road.


Updated 100000 Fish More than 5000 birds fall dead from Sky in Arkansas

Some more coverage on the bird fall which is somewhat reminiscent of Fortean "fall phenomena" which has been well-documented for the past century.

Dead Birds & Fish in Arkansas

Violent weather accounted for the bird deaths or was it biological warfare? The video below answers nothing.

Mystery Of Dead Birds Falling From The Sky

An inauspicious start for the New Year?

SNOOKI SLIPPERS

Learn about the rigors of living in New York City during the past week. Oh yeah, and go on a refrigerator tour of a NYC denizen.

NYC Garbage Pickup Resumes a Week After Blizzard

The ugly side of NYC is bared.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Times Square, NYC at Night on 1/1/11

The city never sleeps.

'Mountains' of Garbage Piling Up in NYC

Mountains of snow in NYC gives way to mountains of garbage.

Snowboarding at Boler Mountain

I'm throwing up a bunch of snowboarding vids because I just got back from a ski trip that I took over the holidays and I'm missing the fun. And yes, I, J.Sonoma am back in New York and I'll be submitting entries again henceforth. "Some," because I have assistance with the content now so that we'll be adding content to all of our sites on a regular schedule.

Utah - Snowboarding

Breckenridge Day One - First Ride up the Mountain on Quick Silver

Vail Avanti Express lift

This video was taken yesterday at the Avanti Express Lift at Vail, Colorado.

LCB in NYC Time Square

Can't really make a snow angel on top of an irregularly-shaped snow mountain but Lauren Bauer of Chicago tries her best.

NYC Sanitation snow clearing

The view from the front seat of a Sanitation truck complete with hillbilly laughter.

Trash Piles on Top of Snow in NYC

Trash is a dirty ass business and people only have themselves to blame.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 CONEY ISLAND POLAR BEARS PLUNGE

Final video of the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge from yesterday.

Coney Island 1/01/11 Polar Bear

Yet another video of yesterday's Coney Island festivities.

Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge - New Year's Day 2011

Another video of yesterday's Coney Island plunge.

Coney Island Polar Bear Club Jan 1st 2011

Yesterday, I mentioned Ruby's was cleaning up the snow in front of their storefront on the boardwalk to prepare for the Polar Bear Club's annual swim. Here's the video for the festivities which was taken yesterday.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Times Square New Year's Eve 2011 Ball Drop

The scene in Times Square after the ball has dropped with Frank belting it out in the background.

New York kicks off 2011 with Times Square bash

Another view of the festivities as covered by ABC. Dick Clark really needs to retire because no one can understand what he's saying. C'mon now.

New York City Times Square 2011

Video from Russia Today, screen provided by Hitachi, and crystal ball by Tiffany.

Ruby's BaR & Grill Snow Clean Up

Ruby's is located on the boardwalk in Coney Island and they closed for the season on October 31, 2010 but they're reopening today for the Annual Polar Bear Swim. Thus, the need for snow removal and cleanup earlier today.

Snow Melter on Park Place

A snow melter melts tons of snow into water and eventually steam.