In the Media

From Blitzer’s 1905 short film about a newly opened subway line, to RadioLab’s podcasts on what makes cities tick, New York has been explored through a variety of media formats.


Radiolab: Cities podcast
Researchers, journalists, and citizens talk about what makes cities tick.


Interior New York Subway, 14th St. TO 42nd St., a short “actuality” by G.W. Bitzer from 1905.

The New York Subway Signs Experiment is a brief and whimsical project about a peculiar rule for subway conductors.

The opening scene for Woody Allen’s 1979 film Manhattan.

In the Street is a short 1948 silent film shot in New York City directed and edited by American photographer Helen Levitt, assisted by novelist and critic James Agee and fellow photographer Janice Loeb.

Skyscraper Symphony is a 1929 montage of Manhattan architecture, directed by Robert Florey.