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Film maker stays in NYC with his bike and video camera to document Hurricane Sandy (+ video)

Casey Neistat whose bike lane video went viral takes to two wheels to chart storm's impact...

Remember Casey Neistat, the New York film maker and cyclist whose slapstick take on riding in the bike lane became a YouTube hit with nearly 6 million views to date? Well, he’s back with another video, but the subject and approach are very different.

Neistat, his brother, some friends and their bikes, plus his video camera, stayed behind in New York City this week as it was struck by Hurricane Sandy. The result is a haunting video of the usually bustling metropolis turned into an aquatic ghost town by the force of nature. He also tweeted about his experience.

Neistat’s films – you can see more of his portfolio here – often give food for thought; this one’s no exception.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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