In a vertical city like New York, it’s easy to get an entirely new perspective on your surroundings by viewing them from above. In these impressive videos, videographers were able to achieve just that with the technical help of some flying drones.
Check out the dramatic footage below to see some of the most stand-out examples of the genre.
1. Amazing aerial footage of a wide variety of the city’s landscapes—from beaches to bridges
2. The creepy Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard in Staten Island, captured from above
3. A video that captures perspectives varying from the skyline to a city sidewalk
4. A voyage across the Hudson River following the ferry from Jersey City
5. All five boroughs of NYC captured in one epic video
6. Fly over the city and even through the arch in Washington Square Park
7. See the truly epic scale of the People’s Climate March from 2014
8. These shots of a frozen Hudson River is sure to give you chills
9. Photographer Victor Chu captures an impressive array of NYC landmarks
10. Look straight down on everything from Central Park to parking lots