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Go on a Tour of 80 Years of New York City Through Split-Screen Video

Shaunacy Ferro
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New York City ain’t what it used to be. Cities are always evolving, and New York is no different. The New Yorker took a look back at the last century of evolution in New York City, creating a split-screen video of old film footage of the metropolis juxtaposed with modern video.

The film navigates through iconic city sights like the Manhattan Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, and the Empire State Building. A few things you’ll notice: bike lanes, crosswalks, a lot more delivery trucks, even more humans, and a great jazz soundtrack. RIP, Harlem streetcars, hello ubiquitous construction scaffolding! See the differences for yourself:

[h/t The New Yorker]

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