Drones This Way on Bay
You probably haven’t ever seen Staten Island’s iconic St. George Ferry Terminal from this perspective
This short video is actually a trailer to a longer, silent video that Jirasiritham presented for a master class project for the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. The film, titled “Exploring the Forgotten Borough,” takes the viewer on a bike tour of the North Shore.
By now we’ve seen the Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard from both kayak and drone, but neither of those views included much in the way of information. Today, we share a video that explains the history of the Staten Icon.
The newest clip from Staten Island drone master, UnitedWeFlyGuy, is a long one. So, throw this one up on your chromecast, pour yourself a nice glass of pinot noir, sit back, and take in the gorgeous views of Westerleigh from he sky.
The popularity of drones has increased steadily since we launched this website, and many drone videos of Staten Island have been created in that time. One location that we haven’t yet seen from the sky is Mt. Loretto. The footage shot by Paul Fargo, is accompanied by a Pink Floyd soundtrack.
Today is the first time that I’ve seen a 360 degree video that was shot on Staten Island. What’s even more exciting, is that this particular video is also a drone video. Combining their specialty for 360 degree tours, with their recent work with drone video, Black Paw Photo released the clip above, which allows users to share the view with a drone flying high above Staten Island’s Silver Lake Park.
The smart people behind the Empire Outlets YouTube channel seem to understand how much Staten Islanders like drone footage. In the clip above posted on April 13th, you can see 3.2 million pounds of steel that makes up the MTA Build-over Area, a feature that protects the St. George community protection from future Hurricane Sandy type superstorms. The flyover of the site also shows a general state of the build site from the top of a crane.
Black Paw Photo is a Staten Island based photography and video company specializing in Virtual Tours and Drone Photography. Google Maps/Street View users might recognize their work and not even realize it.
Staten Island’s drone king, JohnnyDrone, posted the first video that he filmed in 2016. The :45 second clip, which features a soundtrack by Modest Mouse, was shot over Miller Filed in New Dorp. For this video, Johnny played with his editing style making for what’s probably his most entertaining drone footage yet.
The official YouTube account of the Empire Outlets posted an update on it’s construction. The videos above show the progress of NY’s first outlet mall, being built right here on Staten Island.