NYC Dark from Already Alive on Vimeo.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always found New York City fascinating. Ever since the very first time I visited I just fell in love with it and always want to see more and more of it. I wish I had a reason to go back and spend some time there again. I saw this video today and thought it was so great. The lights went out last week in Manhattan, and this guy, instead of sitting in the dark in his apartment, he decided to go out side and see the city with different eyes. It must have a pretty incredible experience to walk around the dark city, all the lights off, but still so much life and energy, just in the dark. Must have been amazing.

Here’s what he had to say:

Seeing lower Manhattan without power was a surreal experience. This is traditionally a city that never sleeps. One in which the lights are always on. One that is always bustling with people. When the lights went out it was wholly different. This piece is meant to capture and relay the feeling of what it was like to walk around the darkened streets of lower Manhattan.
See all of Jared’s photos here: jaredlevy.me/gallery/hurricane-sandy-lower-manhattan/
Stills / Voice: Jared Levy jaredlevy.me
Timelapse / Music: Michael Marantz michaelmarantz.com
Produced by Already Alive alreadyalive.com
Original Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/nyc-dark
Special Thanks:
Alexandra Setoodeh
Rachel Tierney
Anne Sage
Jason Oppliger