New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority knows that New Yorkers love to complain about anything — but perhaps most of all the city’s robust 24/7 transportation system. In an effort to counter the negativity, the MTA brought on a full-time filmmaker to document all the work that they do.
Now that Sandy has done her damage and the MTA and the city need to start cleaning up, New Yorkers have been understanding and incredibly appreciative of the work their city needs to do in order to rebuild. The MTA’s filmmaker, J.P. Chan (who also directed last week’s Project of the Day “A Picture of You“), has done his best to document the ravaging effects of this week’s storm on the MTA’s YouTube channel.
Below is footage Chan assembled from the downtown South Ferry and Whitehall St. Station:
More videos from Sandy can be found on the MTA Video Releases page of the MTA website.
For those stuck inside or otherwise interested, though, Chan has also made some other really great videos for the department. There’s video profiles of MTA workers, fantastic time lapse video’s of the city’s rails and streets at work and more on the MTA’s YouTube channel.