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Check Out the Oldest Surviving Footage of NYC [VIDEO]

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

Definitely check out the following video currently making the rounds… Yestervid compiled the alleged “oldest surviving footage of recognizable parts of New York City,” and stitched together an easily-digestible clip. Each of the twenty-eight snippets is accompanied by graphics indicating map coordinates of the shooting locations. Dates of the captured video range from 1896 to […]

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Watch Ad Rock, Fab 5 Freddy, and Other ‘True Yorkers’ Talk of Growing Up in NYC [VIDEO]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 9:21 am

Ever wonder about the youth experiences of famous native New Yorkers? “True Yorkers” is a lifestyle video series by the Routes and Culture brand that features these so-called endangered species who discuss life coming up in the concrete jungle. The idea first germinated back in 2006, but is only now gaining traction. It’s an offshoot of […]

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This is Your Last Chance to See Inside of 190 Bowery Before Its Condo Conversion [VIDEO]

Posted February 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Here’s your chance to view the rarely-seen interior of 190 Bowery before it becomes yet another upper crust condoplex. You’ll recall that developer Aby Rosen had purchased the historic Germania Bank Building last September for a whopping $55 million. The transaction was a total windfall for former photographer-owner Jay Maisel, who netted a 500-fold return on […]

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Revisiting NYC in 1981, A Most Violent Year [VIDEO]

Posted February 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

1981 was statistically one of the most dangerous years on record for New York City. During those twelve months, an estimated 637,451 felonies were committed. This is the setting behind a new crime drama aptly entitled, A Most Violent Year, which follows “a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a […]

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Check Out this Time Lapse Footage of the LES During the Epic 2006 Snowstorm [VIDEO]

Posted January 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

The Tuesday morning quarterbacks gave Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo a raft of shit for shutting the city in response to the epic blizzard the wasn’t. It was supposed to have been the most catastrophic snow accumulation the city has seen in recent recorded history. In the end, we got up to seven inches, […]

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Visiting the Funky Ludlow Street Landscape of 1995 [VIDEO]

Last modified January 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

Let’s take a stroll down Ludlow Street circa 1995… The following snippet of footage is a glimpse of Ludlow Street “on the corner of East Houston and Katz’s Delicatessen” as filmed by Corey Shaff (narrated by Ronnie DeMonarco). “Planet Ludlow,” as it’s called, is essentially a four-minute tour of the block and its stock of […]

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Experience 11 Minutes of Late-Night Hell in Hell Square, Complete with Brawl [VIDEO]

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

Apparently this past weekend was considered by some as “SantaCon without the costumes on the Lower East Side.” In response, the LES Dwellers released a pair of videos shot in Hell Square that illustrate as much. This footage was filmed at 3:30am Sunday morning at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. Peak hours for […]

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Plainclothes Officer Punches Teen During Arrest on East Broadway, NYPD Investigating Incident [UPDATED]

Last modified December 19, 2014 at 10:23 am

An eight-minute video surfaced online this week showing three teens being arrested by a gaggle of 7th Precinct officers on East Broadway. The boys are seen getting cuffed while pressed up against parked cars outside Seward Park. Iglesia Cristiana Primitiva church is visible in the background. What’s rather disturbing is the plainclothes cop who, for […]

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Strolling Down Clinton Street in 1985 [VIDEO]

Posted December 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

To experience a slice of Clinton Street in 1985, we defer to this rather simple 30-second YouTube clip shot by veteran comedian (and voice of the Red M&M) George Bettinger. We see father and son (presumably) walking southbound between Rivington and Stanton, and with clear view of the Hershey’s Stationers store at number 48. There […]

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SNL Mourns ‘Old New York’ in Sketch About What We’ve Lost [VIDEO]

Posted November 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Even Saturday Night Live has something to say about New York losing its soul. In the sketch “Old New York,” we watch a bunch of dudes (Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson) reminiscing over beers, wondering what happened to decent pizza, knishes, or hot dogs, and why beloved spots are replaced with “dog spas” and […]

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