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  • Luis Meza
    Luis Meza 4 tahun yang lalu +1715

    I wish I had a time machine, to be able to go back in the past and see how cities were before they were massive...

    • Bill Jamal
      Bill Jamal 9 bulan yang lalu

      @Chops64 omg. Imagine going into the woods and not seeing human garbage

    • Agent 39
      Agent 39 Tahun Yang lalu

      Even better, how cool would it be : to drive down a road that starts at a year of your choosen.....then a fast time lapse occurs, where days go by in seconds, all around you, and you get to drive around your city and watch how it changed, in "real time" (or sped up time in this case lol) over the years from nothing to what it is today. I guess with VR tech and super computers, being able to experience that should theoretically be possible one day.

    • User ID 832054
      User ID 832054 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      Id like to go even further back to when there were no brainwashing materialistic man made structures sticking to earth like a parasite and enjoy when the continent's of earth were just grasslands and or dessert

    • Egypt
      Egypt 2 tahun yang lalu

      or go back to 9/11

    • ni-ki is a bully
      ni-ki is a bully 2 tahun yang lalu

      @Dave Martinez present*

  • Richard Rabinowitz
    Richard Rabinowitz 4 tahun yang lalu +2005

    If NYC weren't a city it could've been the site of a great national Park.

    • Jeff Jeannette
      Jeff Jeannette 15 hari yang lalu

      I agree.

    • Hanoi Tripper
      Hanoi Tripper 6 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Duolingo Bird Manhattan is perfect to return to nature 🌳 🌳

    • Duolingo Bird
      Duolingo Bird 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Hanoi Tripper no it won’t the costs to much and if you want wildlife then restore Nebraska as nobody cares about it and it’s just farmers

    • Hanoi Tripper
      Hanoi Tripper 6 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Duolingo Bird it will be worth it to return to its natural state 🌲 🌲

    • Duolingo Bird
      Duolingo Bird 6 bulan yang lalu

      @Hanoi Tripper it will cost trillions of dollars and displace millions of people

  • bluedance lilly
    bluedance lilly 4 tahun yang lalu +728

    Would be interesting to post some signs around NYC showing pictures of what the area looked like 500 years ago. A few select.locations and intersections around the city. People would find it very interesting. Could generate some buzz and help promote more environmental consciousness (ie. recycling) which is lacking in the city.

    • Erica Cannon
      Erica Cannon Tahun Yang lalu

      Stupid idea thanks for the comment tho idiot

    • sammavacaist
      sammavacaist Tahun Yang lalu

      @Iggi Barratto The A train to 191st Street for Fort Tyron Park and the Cloisters. When Rockefeller donated it he kept the views of the Palisades clear of development and pristine.
      The 1 train to 215th Street for Inwood, then walk over. Inwood Hill Park is amazing. You will NOT believe you are in Manhattan when you get deep into the woods with the Indian caves. Seriously, check out some pictures online. 😊

    • Leonardo Artist
      Leonardo Artist 2 tahun yang lalu

      If you live in or around the city I'd be willing to get on board and try to make this happen with you

    • Connor Pusey
      Connor Pusey 2 tahun yang lalu

      Recycling ain’t gonna do nothing now. The damage to its natural environment has been done and recycling couldn’t have even saved it in the first place.

    • breeze catcher
      breeze catcher 2 tahun yang lalu

      ya...more signs...maybe stick them to mayor de bullshetio traffic barriers that are creating so much nuisance and garbage around the city

  • Nick Banks
    Nick Banks 2 tahun yang lalu +5

    I've always been in awe of the idea of what the US looked like before European settlers. How otherworldly it must have felt. For example in the state of Indiana...the climate used to be similar to Canada. The entire state was covered by a glacier for thousands of years which then melted away into a huge forest expanding the entire midwest full of evergreens and deciduous trees. Moose, wolves, bears, elk, deer, mountain lions, etc etc used to roam freely and in abundance. Trees 400-500 years old were commonplace. It was almost completely wiped out of trees by the 1800's. The wildlife was driven out and had to be slowly introduced back. Its a sad reality

  • MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs)
    MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs) 13 tahun yang lalu +6

    There already exists a map of the natural topography of all Manhattan called the Viele map of 1865. It also included all the changes to the land made since Europeans first set foot on Manhattan island. It is still used by builders today. Also, lower Manhattan was primarily used as a summer hunting ground for the Leni Lenape. There permanent settlement was up in Inwood, where there are many protective caves.

  • Texas Guy
    Texas Guy 3 tahun yang lalu +1000

    The Dutch claimed it was the best natural harbor they've ever seen.

    • H P
      H P 9 hari yang lalu

      @madyjules Colombus did more with his life than you will. Had more ambition, sense of adventure and freedom than you or I too. You sound stupid dumping on historical figures.

    • Nesrin Isli
      Nesrin Isli 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      Because the natural harbour is quite impressive even today.

    • C. Norbert Neumann
      C. Norbert Neumann Tahun Yang lalu

      The Dutch were right.

    • Jenny Ferruso
      Jenny Ferruso Tahun Yang lalu

      @Gary P THINK OF AN American Indian Italian who NEED TO TAKE A TOP TUB BATH back in hometown WV! ---- read the bible ---

    • Mozz Jones
      Mozz Jones Tahun Yang lalu

      ​@Realist Actually it was the Dutch East India Company to be exact, And he was still employed by the British East India company along with several other British companies at the time, Like I said money talks!

  • yllenhoj
    yllenhoj Tahun Yang lalu +8

    Growing up in the 60s and 70s in southeastern Queens, my friends and I played often in the salt marshes near JFK airport. For miles , nothing but swamp and tidal creeks. We explored much of it on foot and by canoe. And the Manhattan skyline was just a few miles away.

  • Sue F.
    Sue F. 5 tahun yang lalu +64

    Excellent and awe inspiring!! Thank you Eric Sanderson.

  • Chica Loca
    Chica Loca 4 tahun yang lalu +34

    This was very interesting. It actually made me sad in a way that all that beautiful nature what once was is lost now.

  • Ezra Beyman
    Ezra Beyman 2 tahun yang lalu +16

    I absolutely love the history of this great city. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah T
    Sarah T 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    This is amazing. The work and research that went into recreating New York. More cities should need this. Thank you!

  • Jordan K
    Jordan K 4 tahun yang lalu +64

    Sometimes I wish I could have a time machine to go back and see these type of things

  • Slavica Stepanovic
    Slavica Stepanovic Tahun Yang lalu +2

    Great team work! Thank you. This should be done around the globe for all of us to see what impact on nature do we have now and what should we do.

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne 4 tahun yang lalu +11

    Much respect to all of the people working on these kinds of projects.

  • Lee Kovalskyj
    Lee Kovalskyj 3 tahun yang lalu +2

    Important work, and wonderful presentation. This affords New Yorkers more of a 'sense of place' than that available to any other non-Indigenous inhabitants of North or South America.

  • Marie Colette
    Marie Colette 10 bulan yang lalu +1

    This is fascinating. Reminds me of a school trip they took us to Inwood Park at the top of Manhattan, the last wild area never developed. They showed us caves where the Indians lived, listed all the animals that once lived here.
    Just amazing i never thought of my city like that

  • mar b
    mar b Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Whenever I walk around the city, it’s always a trip to think that centuries ago it looked nothing like this and that everything I see had to be built over the years. Especially walking around lower Manhattan because I know the street pattern is basically as old as the city itself so these streets have basically seen the entire growth of the city from when it was a village with dirt trails to how it is now

  • J. McLouth
    J. McLouth 2 tahun yang lalu +6

    I absolutely love this mans work! Phenomenal job, I wish he was in charge of our environmental procedures in the U.S.

  • Smith McSmith
    Smith McSmith 5 tahun yang lalu +1

    This is so amazing I wish I could see this for places all over the world.

  • whatevtube
    whatevtube 13 tahun yang lalu +5

    Well done, a true visualization of the network of nature.

  • Ben M
    Ben M 4 tahun yang lalu +1

    Great presenter and presentation. Another project for some is to scroll back even further to visualize the geological features and transformations of tge area of Manhattan Island over time.

  • KR 92
    KR 92 4 tahun yang lalu +7

    What a beautiful place. NY is just as diverse today with people.

  • robert10197
    robert10197 5 tahun yang lalu +1

    I appreciate this type of stuff so much... it's incredible to see what was, and what now is...

  • Richard Barry
    Richard Barry 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    It would be super-cool to restore some of these amazing natural habitats in NYC wherever possible. Some of these habitats are much easier than others to put back.

    JIYOUNG LEE 9 tahun yang lalu +10

    Eric Anderson talked about pictures New York's natural history. I was interested in New York , so I was impressed to listen to this lecture.
    He said “we need a future that has the same diversity and abundance and dynamism of Manhattan.” Someday, I eager to visit New York!

  • Pradeep Naidu
    Pradeep Naidu 2 tahun yang lalu +4

    This is what i call , a real TED talk !!

  • Brent O
    Brent O 4 tahun yang lalu +49

    I agree. We need to grow while still allowing the natural earth to exist.

    • randomuploadsism
      randomuploadsism 2 tahun yang lalu +5

      We don't need to grow though.

    • Benny Boi Art
      Benny Boi Art 4 tahun yang lalu +4

      Brent Ten FIRST comment I’ve found with an opinion other than, “We should destroy NYC,” or, “Eh, nature’s dumb anyway.” Btw, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

  • 2cool0
    2cool0 2 tahun yang lalu

    honestly if they kept new york like how it is in the thumbnail where it's half city and half forest, that would be amazing. imagine just being in the city and then being able to just step into a lush forest like that.

  • Vince Russett
    Vince Russett 4 tahun yang lalu

    Greetings from Somerset, UK! That was a fascinating video - people need to be shown these kind of results (especially planners) so new build can be imaginative, not dreadful 'CheapCAD' designs. It applies even more in England (not so much Wales and Scotland) because we are a hideously overcrowded little country. There's no reason why there shouldn't be an aspiration to make greener cities. And I don't think the lecturer was being necessarily rude about the native peoples of Manahatta by listing them along with beavers and bears, because their ecological footprint was far more towards their end of the spectrum than to ours. I've never been to New York, and I probably never will because I can't stand cities, but this was a new way of looking at NYC. And for those people who say 'oh, it's obvious, there were bears and beavers' you clearly weren't listening to what he was saying.

  • Marco Albuquerque
    Marco Albuquerque 4 tahun yang lalu +1

    This is a very interesting perspective over one of the most captivating places in the world.

  • MegaSickcat
    MegaSickcat Tahun Yang lalu +1

    Being a native New Yorker, this was pretty cool. Usually the Smithsonian channel has programs about what the city was like BEFORE...

  • Reid L
    Reid L 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    I want a ted talk just about how that map was made, its remarkable!

  • Rebekah Curiel-Alessi
    Rebekah Curiel-Alessi Tahun Yang lalu +1

    This was, frankly, unbelievably stunning. Thank you thank you thank you!!!🌞🌿🏞️🌲🌳🌴🏣🏢

  • ianericson
    ianericson 3 tahun yang lalu +6

    I always thought that cool 50/50 split of present Manhattan and natural manhattan was just a clever photoshop of a generic tree line composited onto present day. Awesome to learn how much effort and passion actually went into this whole project to truly discover the island as it was.

  • Sumant Kumar
    Sumant Kumar 3 tahun yang lalu

    We need more of such research and more involvement of people (giving them meaning to live). Love from Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India.

  • XanderShiller
    XanderShiller 3 tahun yang lalu +1

    Amazing slideshow of various maps etc is this a program you're using to construct/view all the slides? Please tell me the name..I've been searching for something like this forever.thanks in advance

  • matthew mann
    matthew mann Tahun Yang lalu +10

    Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, And Statan Island are all amazing in there own ways

    • A Google User
      A Google User Tahun Yang lalu +2

      Amazingly bad. That city is a shithole.

    LILIANA PRINA Tahun Yang lalu

    Thanks Eric Sanderson is such beautiful information. New York City is an adventure any way one looks at such a challenging City escape.

  • Sevi Regis
    Sevi Regis 2 tahun yang lalu

    Wonderful, agree totally with the future vision. Manhattan at present is extremely over-developed and crumbling, a display of man's unbridled selfish ambitions. It has lost its organic, life support. Cities need to be scaled down and fully sustainable leaving many open green spaces, waters, and natural ecosystems intact.

  • Atoyota
    Atoyota 13 tahun yang lalu +3

    All for it here, although some form of mass transit for both people and product needs to be a part of this.
    There are a lot of systems that need to work in concert with natural ones, but the sentiment is on target.

  • James R
    James R 2 tahun yang lalu +4

    I don't know how any nature loving human being could live in NYC or any city like it for that matter. Central Park is not enough. I'll take living on the shores of Lake Michigan as I do now. Nature is healing, replenishing and calming.

    • E4T6
      E4T6 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      Absolutely right.

  • Taylor Lucas
    Taylor Lucas 2 tahun yang lalu

    Absolutely outstanding work.

  • C. Dion
    C. Dion 3 tahun yang lalu +1

    Absolutely loved this!

  • h0ckeyd
    h0ckeyd 3 tahun yang lalu

    You know, this is more interesting than you think. I work for Ordnance Survey in the UK; Our nation's mapping agency and as the name suggests, it was created for military purposes and it was actually founded in 1791 but can trace itself back to 1745 and looking at that map....yep, I reckon some of the company's founders drew it up as it's got all the hallmarks of an OS map.

  • Z H I L I N
    Z H I L I N 5 tahun yang lalu

    Act I and II are sad because we all know where it's going. I'm glad he ended on a positive note though. I hope we are able to adapt our cities in the future to be more ecologically friendly.

  • Stephen Andersen
    Stephen Andersen 5 tahun yang lalu

    Above average number of ecological niches. Even before it was NYC, it was exceptional

    CLASH MASTER x3 2 tahun yang lalu +6

    I wish I could just see what the entire country looked like throughout time

    • Metro25 Official
      Metro25 Official 6 bulan yang lalu

      "I wish I could just see what the entire country looked like before we stole it from the natives"
      I just fixed it to look more logical 😉

  • sajitha mk
    sajitha mk 4 tahun yang lalu +1

    The amount of pain Mr.Eris Sanderson had felt while doing this project.....

  • The Farmacy Seeds Network
    The Farmacy Seeds Network 4 tahun yang lalu

    I live 90 miles north of NYC... I despise this city... I have visited it about 10 times in my life... and never really enjoyed it... but this video makes me wish I could go back in time and explore this when it was natural. Great video and talk!

  • Diana Allaham
    Diana Allaham 2 tahun yang lalu +18

    There’s an amazing clip in the movie ‘Lucy’ that shows a time-lapse of I think New York from what it is now and back to the dinosaur age

    • staboogie031
      staboogie031 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      Devs is on Netflix, they also show some really cool scenes of history! Jesus on the cross, cavemen it’s really good show too.

    • staboogie031
      staboogie031 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      Ha! I was going to say the same thing!

    • Dua Syed
      Dua Syed 2 tahun yang lalu +2

      Yes!! believe it or not, I actually came here from that scene. I was so mesmerized by it...

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell907 2 tahun yang lalu

    This is absolutely beautiful.

  • Youngdanny45
    Youngdanny45 2 tahun yang lalu

    I would go ahead in time. To see what becomes of these great cities and countries. To see what becomes of the good/bad doings my generation and generations before me did

  • Ultimo Games
    Ultimo Games 2 tahun yang lalu

    An apocalyptic New York City with nature all over is even nicer.

  • qwerty98
    qwerty98 2 tahun yang lalu

    In Sweden and Norway almost all of the landscape and trees are completely untouched. its pretty amazing actually.

  • MiranUT
    MiranUT 13 tahun yang lalu +369

    Let me help you imagine: I work in Tokyo. I ride my bicycle (or jump on a bus if it's raining) to the train station. I park my bike in an efficient, city-sponsored underground garage right next to the station. It costs 100 yen (90 cents) a day and is free on Sundays and holidays. On my days off, it's not unusually for me to ride my bicycle 30 or 40 minutes to my desired destination. A favorite route is along a river bike path. I've never owned a car. It's possible - and fun.

    • Jamie Pirie
      Jamie Pirie 2 tahun yang lalu

      Auckland, New Zealand is a very "hilly" city, too exhausting tackling all of the hills plus it rains a lot. Bikes are great for a flat city, not sure if Tokyo is mostly flat?

    • Cash Only
      Cash Only 2 tahun yang lalu

      American drivers are not kind to bicyclists. On the flip side, majority of bicyclists are entitled assholes, especially NYC (Manhattan).

    • Jordan Campbell
      Jordan Campbell 2 tahun yang lalu

      @R.Jack *cries in Bakersfield*

    • sdnnai
      sdnnai 2 tahun yang lalu

      I didn't know this video was 10 years old until i saw this comment

    • Matthew Wolf
      Matthew Wolf 2 tahun yang lalu

      so basically you utilize 19th century technology (a bike) and consider your city to be more technologically advanced than American cities. ok.... lol ..well a US citizen invented uber......oh and the automobile....

  • Eduardo Rojas
    Eduardo Rojas 2 tahun yang lalu

    This is the coolest thing I have seen for a better NYC and world. Awesome!!

  • Jose Martinez
    Jose Martinez 4 tahun yang lalu +62

    Please do this project for Chicago and including the settlements of the Miami, Algonquin, Potawatomi and Milwaukee.

    • Kyle Montano
      Kyle Montano 2 tahun yang lalu +3

      Lioness Es it's a chaparral not a desert. Still dry but some oak trees and stuff

      METALFACEDOOM 3 tahun yang lalu +1

      @Lioness Es it's still is a desert.

    • Caleb Hightower
      Caleb Hightower 3 tahun yang lalu +1

      And Atlanta as well.

    • Lioness Es
      Lioness Es 3 tahun yang lalu +5

      If everyone up and left LA it would revert back to be the large, sprawling desert it once was.

    • Michael Carroll
      Michael Carroll 3 tahun yang lalu +1

      xcrunner trackrunner well Chicago used to be a wetland. Same as Milwaukee.

  • jamesgang creative
    jamesgang creative 2 tahun yang lalu

    This is fascinating. And with COVID19, we may get there faster than he imagined 10 years ago.

  • tudorjason
    tudorjason 2 tahun yang lalu +2

    3:20 - That would be an awesome map to have painted on a wall in one's home. It could be large and even 3D.

  • Daryl Smith
    Daryl Smith 4 tahun yang lalu +1

    This was really fascinating.

  • Jillian Faith
    Jillian Faith 2 tahun yang lalu +1

    I'm a native New Yorker, born in Queens. I moved to North Carolina as a kid, but have always had a deep love and appreciation for the place I was born. As an artist, specifically landscape, I have always wondered what present day NYC looked like hundreds of years ago. I've done lots of research but still feel there is a lack of information. This is a great video!!! Well done!! 👍

    • Realist
      Realist Tahun Yang lalu

      See Russel Shorto’s book...

  • Swan Oto
    Swan Oto 2 tahun yang lalu

    I love the vision at 15:03. We don't need so many cars. If public transportation were clean an orderly it would suffice 70% of the time.

  • Mireille Libert
    Mireille Libert 4 bulan yang lalu

    Super bonne idée 💡, merci monsieur. 😉

  • 218maryland
    218maryland 2 tahun yang lalu +121

    This is one of the most interesting videos i have ever watched on youtube

    • Adam 63
      Adam 63 2 tahun yang lalu


    • 218maryland
      218maryland 2 tahun yang lalu

      @Ben Parker I will check this out!

    • Ben Parker
      Ben Parker 2 tahun yang lalu

      you should check out the elevator video from One World Trade. seeing it in person is awesome but its also on youtube

  • egretsregret
    egretsregret 2 tahun yang lalu

    This was incredibly interesting. this guy was great.

  • Music Lover
    Music Lover 2 tahun yang lalu

    beautiful place, it seems worth a visit and enjoy the view

  • flyhead2
    flyhead2 13 tahun yang lalu +2

    He did allude to new cities (building in the future, or something similar), but it is a tacit fact, in as much as it is infinately more practical and economiclly viable to build anew.

  • Ragnarok
    Ragnarok 4 tahun yang lalu +17

    Watching this, actually makes me sad, this place could have been a really incredable National Park if they didn't build New York City there and built it else where.

    • Daniel Golus
      Daniel Golus 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      You don't "build" cities. They develop over time, and are usually founded for economic purposes.

    • Tracy Drennan
      Tracy Drennan 3 tahun yang lalu +4

      Ahh... Did you know that particular areas were inhabited due to deep water ports and access to the seas . I know that sounds like some evil “ white Patriarchy “ agenda , and all . But that’s how civilization was created , that how your cellphone and you’re over priced fancy coffee shops made it into existence . Isn’t that fascinating .

    • Thellbro
      Thellbro 3 tahun yang lalu +9

      And then that ”elsewhere” would ”destroy” the nature in the same way. With that logic, mankind has to erase it self from the face of the earth...which make no sense at all.

    • david4sberg
      david4sberg 3 tahun yang lalu +5

      There's definitely thousands of destroyed national parks around the work

  • I love America
    I love America 4 tahun yang lalu +2

    Thank you, for implementing and sharing your passion. IMHO, as amazing as PayPal, Tesla, and Spacex.

  • C G
    C G 2 tahun yang lalu +8

    wow. what did I just watch? somebody give this man a nobel prize or something

  • Pablo Izem
    Pablo Izem 3 tahun yang lalu +1

    oou, this is such an interesting video. I have liked it so much, and a really good work from people who reconstructed the map!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MrGriff305
    MrGriff305 Tahun Yang lalu

    there's still plenty of nature to the North and West, so this isn't so hard to imagine. Manhattan is relatively small in terms of land area

  • briantheminer
    briantheminer Tahun Yang lalu

    How can folks thumbs down this?

  • Cam Rubi
    Cam Rubi 2 tahun yang lalu

    In the book “Five Points,” it tells you that The Collect was a beautiful lake, that people would go there to relax. Then, they built tanneries and all kinds of production and slaughter houses. The Collect became so toxic, from all the dumping, it became “a putrid nuisance.” By 1802, The Common Council ordered The Collect filled with rock and soil from the then “Bunker Hill.” By 1813, The Collect was filled in and Bunker Hill was gone.

  • Fred Tenzer
    Fred Tenzer 2 tahun yang lalu

    I, who was born in and currently live in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, want to be relocated to a planet that has never been inhabited but is inhabitable to humans and has no human-eating monsters, with one of the reasons being in order so that New York City reverts back to its natural state and in the new planet, I will be surrounded by nature.

  • jathgnos
    jathgnos 13 tahun yang lalu

    Neat stuff, I just can't imagine people riding around on bicycles in 400 years.

  • Adan Eden
    Adan Eden 2 tahun yang lalu

    Beautiful, you should study the nahuatl references, conception of nature at the calmecac ancient school, which I think is pretty close to what your saying!

  • L Crain
    L Crain 8 bulan yang lalu +1

    we should be doing this mapping everywhere and then restoring the habitats for our own health too.

  • Dueling Banjos
    Dueling Banjos 2 tahun yang lalu

    It would be just another forest, sure beautiful but there's numerous like it, NYC on the other way, what an unique organism.

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell907 2 tahun yang lalu

    How about Queens? I want to know why here in Elmhurst there are hills and bulges on the land here. There has been so much development that it's hard to see what was there before all of the roads, rail, tunnels, houses, and building.

  • MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs)
    MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs) 13 tahun yang lalu +20

    Where I live, all new high risers have to be green buildings. The entire skins of these buildings are solar collectors, they treat their own waste & reuse water for cooling & heating. These buildings are giant solar collectors which put all unused energy collected back into the electric grid. Using a panoply of renewable energy sources, wind, solar, algae, hydrogen fuels could virtually eliminate the impact of the internal combustion engine & greatly lessen the need for polluting energy plants

    • MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs)
      MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs) 2 tahun yang lalu

      @godofthisshit Yeah, be thankful for small mercies.

    • godofthisshit
      godofthisshit 2 tahun yang lalu

      @MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs) Hey you’re still alive and remembered your password.

    • Kasia Cheng
      Kasia Cheng 2 tahun yang lalu

      Where is this? Would be really interested to look this up!

    • rank1nurse
      rank1nurse 2 tahun yang lalu

      MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs)
      that’s a real long time ago, I just don’t think I’ve ever seen a YT comment this old

    • MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs)
      MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs) 2 tahun yang lalu +1

      @rank1nurse My original post was from about the same time the vid came out....and you responded to it 10 yrs. later. So what?

  • strafrag1
    strafrag1 5 tahun yang lalu +8

    A super project. Thank you.

  • Kelly Garrett
    Kelly Garrett 2 tahun yang lalu

    11 years later and the world is burning. I wish we could use and help nature... give and take, just like he spoke about at the end:/

  • dhiemart32
    dhiemart32 4 tahun yang lalu

    Muy interesante gracias !

  • Jeffrey S. Green - Dynamic Photography

    This has me interested in visiting New York. I'm in Oregon.

  • Kewho Min
    Kewho Min 5 tahun yang lalu

    That side-by-side photo is powerful. Great video

  • J LA
    J LA 4 tahun yang lalu +498

    not digging the pixelated views that appeared a few times, not sure what happened, but otherwise interesting video.

    • datitingammez
      datitingammez 2 tahun yang lalu

      Ok boomer

    • Minerva Gonzalez
      Minerva Gonzalez 3 tahun yang lalu

      I came to NY at 6 year old in 1952 but I dont remember the way NY was and I love to hear this kind of story, I go back in time ,My Mother came to NY before me and my sister and brothers she was very Young I know that she lived all this places than she send for us

    • HTFCirno2000
      HTFCirno2000 4 tahun yang lalu +6

      Back in 2009 it probably looked way better but youtube compressed it after 6 years

    • Iver Mectin
      Iver Mectin 4 tahun yang lalu +5

      That's what you took away from this? Lol

    • Ret Marut
      Ret Marut 4 tahun yang lalu +4

      SakamotoDesu very unlikely as the blurred out sections exactly comprise certain pictures. If it was the compression, it would most likely bleed over.

  • MmeDefarge (Expose NYC Meth Labs)

    In Japan there is a subset of people whom the Japanese always looked down upon. Despite being in the same public school system as the rest of the population, they scored lower on tests. Some of the same subset of people moved to the U.S.. A study was done to compare their test scores in comparison to other Japanese & their scores were now the same. Without the constant atmosphere of prejudice & discrimination, since Americans were unaware of any differences, they reached full potential

  • Lazy Stoned Monk
    Lazy Stoned Monk Tahun Yang lalu +1

    This thing always amazed me every time im stoned, I always wonder how one place became what it is today, how the place looks like in the past.

  • Joydeep Roy
    Joydeep Roy 5 bulan yang lalu

    400 years from now, I would have hoped time travel would be possible. We already know that it won't be.

  • MrJeffcoley1
    MrJeffcoley1 3 tahun yang lalu

    If the environmental regulations of today were in effect 500 years ago, there wouldn't be anything at all on Manhattan. The whole island would be a nature preserve.

  • oldyoung
    oldyoung Tahun Yang lalu

    A very good work. Thank you.

  • One Million Kilometers
    One Million Kilometers  Tahun Yang lalu

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  • Covenant of Legions
    Covenant of Legions 4 tahun yang lalu +10

    Woah! Ive never liked much in school but this was really interesting!

  • MiranUT
    MiranUT 13 tahun yang lalu +1

    I didn't hear "build new cities". It sounded more like rebuild existing cities. Cities are constantly being rebuilt. They could be much more efficient and ecological with a little long-term vision.

  • Bunny Biedenharn
    Bunny Biedenharn 3 tahun yang lalu

    New York's suburbs are WONDERFUL. There's no need to eliminate them, and cram everybody into 'Manhattan Density' places. There IS a need, however, to reform the use of suburban plots. Sara B. Stein's 'Noah's Garden' very eloquently describes how the land surrounding suburban houses COULD be.

  • David Edwards
    David Edwards 4 tahun yang lalu

    Everyone watching this needs to listen to or read the lyrics from Joanna Newsom's song "Sapokanikan," It goes through the history of New York City. Washington Square Park is actually a paved over potter's field -- some 20,000 people (slaves, poor people, indigenous people, etc.) are buried there

  • Leigh Parker
    Leigh Parker 3 tahun yang lalu +2

    Thanks a bunch for this.

  • Mario Cisneros
    Mario Cisneros 9 bulan yang lalu +1

    Thank god Vancouver stopped tearing down all its natural beauty before it was too late . Stanley Park is a forest next to / in the city

  • LoneLlama
    LoneLlama 2 tahun yang lalu

    This was a great video, I had to say it. 👏