This footage of New York in 1993 will make you miss New York in 1993

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/08/20/new-york-city-in-1993.html

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A: How many megapixels is that thing?
B: Dafuq is a megapixel?

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High-def camera in 1990’s and earlier would have been a film camera. I bet if you looked at the recording you’d notice a more film-like framerate. Film on a nice bright sunny day isn’t too tough to bring in a lot of detail either.

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I moved from NYC shortly before 1993. Don’t miss it at all! And I definitely don’t miss the hair or clothing styles.

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I don’t miss the hydraulic elevators in the Flatiron building.

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Live in NYC from 1991-2002 and have only been back once, I think, since. Friends tell me it’s incredibly different. But my question is: do that many people still wear suits to work?

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Lived there in the ‘90s. What a place to be.

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1080i, so 1 megapixel per field.

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It’s not film. It’s a high def vhs. 1080i

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Who’s this asshole? Is this some sort of out in the open NYC nazi party or is this just some ‘90’s “ironic” bullshit? He seems to be pretty defensive.

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On reddit a number of folks said it was at the Hells Angels NYC chapterhouse.

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Of course! I thought it looked familiar, but couldn’t place it. I guess I wasn’t off base with the asshole designation.

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I don’t think that’s Hell’s Angels. It would have an angel wing, not the SS.

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Nice bits of my old neighborhood. I miss 1990s New York, too - I had a great time there and then.

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Could be he just got out of lockup and had to rep for the aryan brotherhood? I don’t know why anyone would ever be okay wearing the SS bolts. I can’t empathize with that impulse.

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That’s the year I arrived in New York. From then up until the 2000 dotcom crash Manhattan was a really amazing place to live (usual disclaimer: at least if you were white). I miss it, too.

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Nope it’s very early digital. From the video description:

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No one is using a mobile device. No one is posting status updates. Weird.

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