‘Window on Manhattan’: a Woody Allen-Inspired Timelapse of NYC’s Most Densely Populated Borough

Woody Allen’s Manhattan opens with majestic views of the borough that gave the film its name and these opening lines:

Chapter One. He adored New York City. He idolized it… no, make that he, he romanticized it all out of proportion. New York was his town, and it always would be.

Manhattan has inspired many filmmakers since its 1979 release, most recently Dominic Boudreault.

Boudreault has created a stunning timelapse of Manhattan, easily the most famous of New York City’s five boroughs. His video, “Window on Manhattan,” offers a vibrant and colorful collection of scenes of the city painted in oranges, reds, blues, pinks and purples.

Manhattan is one of the busiest and most densely populated places on our planet. So it’s strange that Boudreault has created a timelapse of the borough that relaxes you.

On the video’s Vimeo page, he writes:

In ‘Window on Manhattan’ you will see the city like never before. From the outside looking in. From the top of its tallest buildings looking down. When the sun rises and the deserted city is calm and serene. From afar when she looks still. After some time, you learn to embrace the magnitude of it all; to surrender to it. Then, you can feel at peace and quiet. You can be alone in a city of millions. This is my New York.

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