Someone Flew A Drone High Above New York And Captured The Most Breathtaking Footage

Whether you live in upstate New York or right in Manhattan, it’s easy to forget just how majestic New York City really is. In 1626, when Peter Minuit purchased this land from the Native Americans to establish a trading post, he could never have imagined that it would grow to become one of the world’s major financial and cultural centers, and home to over eight million residents. New York City is a symbol of the American promise of freedom and opportunity to all Americans and indeed, all over the word – and it’s right in our own backyard.

Check out this drone footage which captures the sheer size of the city, along with many of its most incredible features. It was posted on YouTube by user DroneFanatic

What NYC features did you recognize in this footage? What do love most about New York City?

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