Videos

Technicolor Footage of Berlin, Two Months After the End of World War II

On the 70th anniversary of VE Day, a remarkable film shows Berliners cleaning up a city in ruin.

African Cities Are Discovering Themselves

The upcoming film Afripedia showcases the strengths and chaos of an urbanizing Africa.

'Grand Theft Auto 2,' Remade With Real People and a Drone

The Czech city of Valašské Meziříčí fills in for "Anywhere, USA" in this version. You can't play, but it's well worth watching.

What Should Be Done About Jerks Stealing Disabled Parking Spots?

Short term: Have holograms of people with disabilities pop up. Long term: Let's rethink parking entirely.

Can This Ad Convince You to Change the Way You Drive?

New York's Vision Zero program targets reckless driving with a pair of jarring new public service campaigns.

Could an Old Design Create a Safer Central Park?

A new organization says that restoring the park's historic arches would result in fewer collisions between pedestrians and cyclists.

The Nepal Earthquake Was So Powerful It Shook the U.S.

Seismic sensors picked up the massive quake from across the world.

Montreal's Interactive 375th Birthday Party Plans

An "augmented reality" app and series of short films—projected on city infrastructure—will tell the story behind Quebec's biggest city.

The 'Water Empress' of Las Vegas Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics

Patricia Mulroy lays out your moral obligation to save water in a new video.

In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights

The documentary "The Hand That Feeds" is a humanizing portrait of one battle in the wage war.

Capturing the Creation of a Huge, Immigration-Themed Art Project in NYC

This time-lapse video details how a French artist installed a massive street portrait of an immigrant pedestrian for the New York Times Magazine.

Watch a Flood Turn a Sydney Train Station Into a River

At Bardwell Park, waters crested to the level of the platform.

Meet East Africa's New Motorcycle Gangs

The film Boda Boda Thieves explores how the traditional motorbike taxis have become part of organized crime.

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.

A Chicago Cop, a 16mm Film Archive, and a Family Legacy

Jeff Altman's grandfather loved to travel, and he left behind a remarkable collection of films that are now being preserved.

Using Legos to Explain Taxes and Economic Inequality

A playful way to understand a complicated problem.   

When a Korean Drummer Performs in a NYC Subway

"I'm not busking for money. I want to share this identity, this culture."

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.