Unfortunately, humans lack the ability to fly like birds, at least at the time I am typing this, the year 2019. Maybe you are reading this in the future, at a time when humans can fly. Perhaps people, faced with rapid rising sea levels due to climate change, have developed a new world on stilts, and have, over time, developed the ability to fly in order to get around, since the ocean is boiling. Life finds a way, as they say. But here, in 2019 (where everything is going great, btw!) we have drones to give us a bird's-eye-view, and recently (or not, depending on what year you are reading this) we flew one over Governors Island. It is soothing as is, so we didn't put any music over it. Enjoy:


(Video by Jake Dobkin / Gothamist)

Too fast? We got you covered with the slowed-down, director's cut (for this one we do recommend music, here's our pick):


(Video by Jake Dobkin / Gothamist)

Governors Island opens for the season on May 1st, and we'll have a full guide coming your way soon. For now, click through for some intense vertical panos!