There's something to be said for pausing in the fast-paced environment of New York to truly capture the essence of our city. On the other hand, speeding things up can really give one some perspective on the dynamics of New York. Below is a time-lapse video taken between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007. It's of Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan looking east to west, and the video features 4,385 individual photographs taken from a stationary elevated position once every two hours for 365 days.
For those interested in similar projects, Photojojo has a thorough tutorial on time-lapse photography. We briefly mentioned an alternate tutorial back in September here. The Simpsons paid a tribute to time-lapse photography this Sunday in an homage to Brooklyn's own Noah Kalina.