Tour New York City by Drone

YouTube / Sky Tech One Aerial Photography
YouTube / Sky Tech One Aerial Photography / YouTube / Sky Tech One Aerial Photography

Filmmaker Victor Chu spent a day flying a quadcopter drone around the five boroughs of New York City. The result is visually stunning. Because of the aerial camera, you see things in a new way (particularly the Unisphere). Enjoy:

According to the video description, this is the list of locations:

Battery Park, Mn Under the FDR Drive, Mn Under the Highline, Mn Hudson Yards, Mn Bruckner Interchange, Bx Gantry Plaza Park, Long Island City, Qns Chinatown, Mn Northern tip of Roosevelt Island, Mn Ed Koch (Queensboro Bridge)/Roosevelt Island Tram, Mn Abandoned Smallpox Hospital, Roosevelt Island, Mn FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, Mn Hunters Point South Park/East River/Manhattan Skyline Pepsi Sign, Long Island City, Qns Brooklyn Bridge, Bk George Washington Bridge, Washington Heights, Mn Manhattan Bridge/FDR Drive, Mn Williamsburg Bridge, Bk Staten Island Ferry, SI Fort Wadsworth, SI Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard, SI Third Avenue Bridge, Bx Yankee Stadium, Bx History Channel Sign, Mott Haven, Bx 5 Pointz, Long Island City, Qns The Cloisters, Ft. Tryon Park, Washington Heights, Mn Coney Island, Bk New York State Pavilion, Qns Unisphere, Flushing Meadow/Corona Park, Qns Orchard Beach, Bx City Island, Bx Orchard Beach, Bx

And here's a noisy behind-the-scenes video showing some of how it's done. I have only worked with a copter like this once (and I wasn't piloting it) -- it's a lot of work, and you're constantly worried the rig will crash into something or fall in the water.