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Edward
April 22nd, 2004, 01:16 AM
I would like to announce Wired New York Webcam (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/). I spent several hours last night trying to make it work, and it seems operational, in time for arrival of Queen Mary 2.

The webcam is working today, but I am not sure what will happen tomorrow, enjoy it while it's operational.

The picture, http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork.jpg is updated every 10 seconds, and, correspondingly, the Webcam page (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/) is reloaded every 10 seconds using Javascript.

If you experience any problems viewing the webcam, post it here.

Edward
April 22nd, 2004, 07:51 AM
Here the image taken at 7:40 am this morning. Image quality is not very high, so it's hard to appreciate the size of the ship :( The red streaks come from the webcam, unfortunately.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork_22apr0740.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/default.htm)

TLOZ Link5
April 22nd, 2004, 12:38 PM
Wow.

NYatKNIGHT
April 22nd, 2004, 12:44 PM
8)

Edward
April 22nd, 2004, 09:57 PM
After a day of broadcasting, the following changes will improve the viewing experience in my opinion. I am increasing the size of the picture from 320x240 to 640x480, but reducing the refresh rate to 1 frame per minute.

Archit_K
April 22nd, 2004, 10:37 PM
Thanks Edward

Edward
April 23rd, 2004, 11:48 PM
I have created an animation from the output of the webcam, 12 frames taken 1 minute apart, but showing it in 12 seconds. It shows Queen Mary 2 leaving New York on a one-day trip. The file is in Macromedia Flash format.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/webcam3.swf

BigMac
April 24th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Neat!

TLOZ Link5
April 24th, 2004, 11:22 AM
Bye, see you soon! :)

Oy, I'm such a cruise junkie.

clasione
May 11th, 2004, 01:43 AM
Vewy Vewy Cool

Edward
May 16th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Some pictures from archive:

4 May 2004

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork07.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/default.htm)


9 May 2004

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork_9may04_2.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/default.htm)


16 May 2004

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork_16may04.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/default.htm)

Eugenius
June 25th, 2004, 04:48 PM
Hey, I thought it was updating every 10 seconds...
When I checked on the cam, it was updating only once each minute. No big deal, though. Still very cool.

Edward
November 15th, 2004, 11:18 AM
I have installed a new webcam insted of the old one. Picture quality is now better, and I have changed the refresh rate to every 30 sec. Here is the current picture:

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork_15nov04.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/)

LoveNY
November 15th, 2004, 12:08 PM
Where it this area located at? Is this from your apartment?

Edward
November 15th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Looking west towards Hudson river - over Hell's Kitchen - from Ninth Avenue and 50th Street. And yes, that's from my apartment.

yyy
November 15th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Too bad you don't live in the downtown :) - I like the views of that area the most. And there aren't much webcams in that area today :cry: Can you set the webcam to look south or north? I think that the south and north areas of Manhattan are more interesting than the rivers.

Edward
November 16th, 2004, 06:58 AM
This morning - Queen Mary 2 at Pier 90:

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork_16nov04.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/)

yyy
November 26th, 2004, 01:46 PM
I've seen that you want to add another webcam which will look to the Time Warner center - great idea. I like that view. Will it be available soon?

Edward
December 16th, 2004, 11:10 AM
Well, here is the answer to your question: Wired New York Webcam 2 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam2/) started broadcasting this morning. The current picture:

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam2/wirednewyork2.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam2/)

Gulcrapek
December 16th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Whoa. Right on Hearst too.

fioco
December 16th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Wow, Theatre District front row balcony seats to the Hearst show! The camera angle shows the amazing development along the Eighth and Ninth Avenue corridors. In the daytime, I think I saw the new Alvin Ailey dance theatre (far left view). One could call this a "hawk's eye" view.

yyy
December 16th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Thank you very much for that webcam :D It shows a beautiful view :shock: Thanks, I really like it.

gene_carrier
February 18th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Very cool views indeed !!!! Thank you :)

Tedndi
February 24th, 2005, 12:26 PM
So we can see the alvin ailey dance theater? PLeeeese!!


T

:D

Edward
February 24th, 2005, 01:17 PM
No need to bump, the theater is already in the view

Michi
June 21st, 2005, 12:57 PM
Hey:
Thanks for the webcam.. Is really nice.
Finally I could get and apartment in west 46th between , between 5th and 6th avenue.
Are there anyway to cas see if from the webcam?
Are there anyway to go where are the webcams? I really would like to go up there and have this view of midtown...
if you can, answer me at s4michi@gmail.com cause im really busy with exams and I have no time to check the website..
Thanks..
Hope you can help me a bit
Bye

Edward
July 19th, 2005, 11:11 PM
I have created a page with thumbnail views of the two Wired New York webcams:

New York Webcams (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcams/)

Edward
July 25th, 2005, 12:03 PM
I am happy to announce Wired New York Webcam 3 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam3/). This webcam is located in Weehawken, NJ. The view is looking east, towards New York Cruise Terminal and Midtown Manhattan. Here is the picture from yesterday:

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam3/wirednewyork3_5.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam3/)

yyy
July 25th, 2005, 12:27 PM
Wow - that's amazing :) Thank you very much for adding this webcam - it's great. It'll be even better if you can direct it a little bit to the south so we'll see Downtown Manhattan...
Anyway, thanks a lot :) I'm always glad to see more webcam in NY.

Gulcrapek
July 26th, 2005, 12:15 PM
Nice! It'll be interesting to watch NYT and BoA pop out there.

Comelade
August 4th, 2005, 06:14 AM
To the Wired Webcam 3 : Thank You

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/2411/m200507301128100um.jpg

Comelade
August 4th, 2005, 06:20 AM
An animation 'one day in the life' with the wired webcam 2

http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/webcam/menu_webcam/ani_midtown.html

Ninjahedge
August 4th, 2005, 09:09 AM
Nice composition! TY!

Although, you may be able to compress it a bit. I don't know how many frames you have there, but since the webcam fidelity and color is not the greatest, some optimization may be able to be used to reduce the size.....

Comelade
August 4th, 2005, 09:19 AM
optimization does not bring large thing, and one does not lose badly in the colors. I use already GIF Optimizer, the problem it is that the passage of JPG in GIF makes lose quality

Comelade
August 4th, 2005, 09:34 AM
there are 272 frames

I prepare same animation but with the webcam Wired 3, but with less frame

Comelade
August 5th, 2005, 11:07 PM
An animation 'one day in the life' with the new wired webcam 3

http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/webcam/menu_webcam/ani_skyline_wired3.html

Thank you for the three webcam

I would say only one word: Stil :)l

Comelade
August 8th, 2005, 02:38 AM
The Webcam Wired 3


http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4623/m200508060158103vu.jpg

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2140/m200508061118104qa.jpg

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7379/m200508071138103bd.jpg

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7016/m200508072208116hw.jpg

Supercool Dude
October 27th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Hmmmmmm! It looks like I am not the only Webcam Ham here!

Excellent!

Thanx from the Bronx!

CHEERS!:D

evil_synth
November 1st, 2005, 09:18 PM
Why is Webcam 3 stuck in a time warp?
I've been checking it this afternoon and night and it continues to give me an old picture from Nov 1, 2005 at 11:25.34
Bug with the camera?
At least there's a nice shot of the QM2.

Edward
November 1st, 2005, 09:52 PM
Webcam 3 is not uploading pictures - gotta fix it

michelle1
November 4th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Why is Webcam 3 stuck in a time warp?
I've been checking it this afternoon and night and it continues to give me an old picture from Nov 1, 2005 at 11:25.34
Bug with the camera?
At least there's a nice shot of the QM2.
I thought its Golden Princess

infoshare
November 4th, 2005, 09:49 PM
I find the web cams (particularly #3) to be a real pleasure. I am glad #3 has been directed toward both the waters surface and the cityscape: I am often on the look-out for fellow kayakers. it is rare when I spot them, but good fun when I do.

Also, If anyone out there ever gets a screenshot (i am not sure yet how to do that:the screen shot) of a kayaker - please post for me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Dirkjohn
November 6th, 2005, 12:22 PM
HEllo,where can i find an image archive from your webcam? images browsable and searchable by year month and day? Can you tell me that?

Strattonport
November 7th, 2005, 08:34 AM
Thanks for the webcams! I hope you add more; number 2 is my favorite.

Dirkjohn
November 8th, 2005, 10:34 AM
Where can i find the Wired new york webcam image archive? can you help me to solve this problem? A image archive with many images a day is a must for webcam fanatics like me. It dissapoints me that many webcams are (without) an huge image archive. Greetings Dirkjohn.

Edward
November 8th, 2005, 12:15 PM
There is no archive at this moment. I might set it up eventually.

Mix106
December 2nd, 2005, 10:11 PM
Great webcams!!! I love you guys!!!

Peteynyc1
March 7th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Looks like webcam #2 was adjusted slightly to the right, and you can now see the new construction of The Link quite well. If this was intentional, thanks!

RS085
March 31st, 2006, 04:07 PM
i like how nytimes is clearly visible now. soon itll tower over everything around it.

the link is going up incredibly fast. id say 2 floors a week at least.

RS085
May 4th, 2006, 01:03 PM
whats wrong with webcam 3?

evil_synth
May 18th, 2006, 09:24 PM
yea, webcam 3's image is about 2.5 weeks old.

infoshare
May 25th, 2006, 12:52 PM
yea, webcam 3's image is about 2.5 weeks old.

Webcam three is located inside someones apartment in NJ. Some time ago I had exchanged a few PMs with him (nice guy) and I have lost contact; he no longer returns my PMs:( :( :( :( Hope it wasn't something I said?:) :) :) :) Mabe he is town and can not get to it!
Anyway, I guess NY Wired Admin is aware of this.....it too miss WC3.

And a shout-out to my friend in Weehawken the WC3 guy..... drop me a line.....have not heard from you in awile!

RS085
May 31st, 2006, 06:58 PM
its now been a month. NYTimes has to be above the rest now, but idk.

booooooooooooo

RS085
June 13th, 2006, 05:53 PM
cameras been rearranged, cool.

now if webcam 3 could just work.

michelle1
July 1st, 2006, 01:32 PM
cool

Weehawken webcam
July 3rd, 2006, 12:03 PM
Sorry everyone. We moved out of the old apt on May 1 and obviously took the computer and wireless system out with us. Then we were busy rearranging the new apt., then out of town on vacation.

Edward came by Friday night and set it up in the new location. The view is basically the same except that now we have PSE&G power lines in the way. Not much we can do about that unfortunately.

Also the webcam now catches from 34th to 59th when in the old location it only got 42nd to 59th. Not sure why that was either. If you want to watch the fireworks tomorrow you better get here early! Best John

Dagrecco82
July 18th, 2006, 10:38 PM
Just noticed this tonight on the webcam, do they light up the cruise terminals?

Dagrecco82
August 4th, 2006, 01:38 PM
:eek: Cam #2 looks like it's falling over.

Michi
August 9th, 2006, 05:01 PM
good move of the cam2.
thanks

fisherman
August 15th, 2006, 07:15 PM
The web cams haven't worked since last Wednesday

Cyber-HAN
October 30th, 2006, 03:28 PM
Very good pictures this city is wonderfull..

Edward
December 5th, 2006, 09:35 AM
Intrepid is moving

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork-intrepid.jpg

John & Betty
April 7th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Hi Edward,

When is the New York Webcam 1 going to be back online? We are waiting more or less patiently.

This forum has the exact same format as the Cruise Critc board. Can anybody set one up? How did you get started?

John

John & Betty
April 8th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Hi Edward,

You must have just set up the web cam at your new location. Looks like it's looking west by southwest down the Hudson away from the cruise ship terminal. Is this going to be the permanent location?

John

Edward
April 8th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Wired New York Webcam 1 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/) started operation at it's new location at the Orion (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/orion/), looking down Hudson River, with the Statue of Liberty (http://www.wirednewyork.com/landmarks/liberty/) on the left side of the frame and Jacob Javits Center on the right side, with Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Tunnel ramps in the center.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork-8apr07.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/)

Símone
April 8th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Thanks Edward. Great webcam. It will allow me to check when I am not in NYC. Looks just like the view from my apartment on the 46th Floor on the Orion.

John & Betty
April 9th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Great picture! Looks like a nice morning there. Now if you could just get the one going across the river.

John

Edward
April 14th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Wired New York Webcam 2 (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam2/) started operation at it's new location at the Orion (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/orion/). The view is south-east, with Empire State Building (http://www.wirednewyork.com/landmarks/esb/) in the center, New York Times Tower (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/new_york_times_tower/) on the left, Metropolitan Tower and Nelson Tower on the right. Empire State Building colors (http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/tourism_lightingschedule.cfm) are blue/white/blue for Jackie Robinson Day.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam2/wirednewyork2_14apr07.jpg (http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam2/)

michelle1
May 7th, 2007, 08:28 AM
Wired New York Webcam 3 frozen in the Spring

Ninjahedge
May 7th, 2007, 09:31 AM
Ed, on Cam2, you may want to find some way of shielding the lens or something so that you do not get so much ambient reflection from the interior during the day (I think I see a clock reflected in the window...)

Don't know if that is easily done or not, just a suggestion.

TREPYE
May 21st, 2007, 11:49 PM
How nice the Empire State Building looks in Blue and Orange.......Go Mets!!! ;):D

Edward
March 2nd, 2008, 06:03 PM
I have upgraded the hardware of the webcam to StarDot NetCam XL (http://stardot.com/netcamxl/) camera on 2 March 2007. The page for the old webcam (http://wirednewyork.com/webcam/wirednewyork-webcam1.htm)is still available (not for long though).

If you have any problems with the webcam, please let me know.


http://wirednewyork.com/webcam/new-york-live-2march2008.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/webcam/)

The Benniest
March 3rd, 2008, 07:29 PM
Very nice Edward. If I may ask .. where in NYC is the WNY Webcam located?

Edward
March 4th, 2008, 03:52 PM
South view from Orion building.

brianac
March 10th, 2008, 12:53 PM
We are getting really good pictures from the new Webcam 1.

Thanks for the upgrade Edward.

brianac
April 2nd, 2008, 10:57 AM
http://wirednewyork.com/webcam/new-york-live.jpg

Great pictures today.

The Benniest
April 2nd, 2008, 06:20 PM
Wow. What a clear day in NYC. :) The webcam (http://wirednewyork.com/webcam/) is still showing a very clear image, at 6:21 PM their time.

Wow.

WNYlat
June 14th, 2008, 08:10 PM
The noise in the image seems to be the same in every frame. Wouldn't it be easy to use a black image (cover the lens) to filter it out?

EDIT: I mean the noise pixels in Camera 1 do not change frame to frame and therefore are easy to correct (if this ever was unclear). In good light the image is absolutely brilliant! Too bad the refresh rate is so low.

Edward
July 14th, 2008, 12:57 PM
Webcam 1 resumed broadcast on 7/13/08 from it's new location in the Orion.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/webcam/new-york-live-2008-07-13.jpg

NYC4Life
July 14th, 2008, 01:08 PM
Jersey City skyline sure looks impressive from the view.

fiona mccarthy
July 19th, 2008, 05:01 PM
I cannot get the live quality off any of these webcams like I do on the statue of liberty cam from Earth Cams. I have only seen ships going passed the statue and it is very limited. Please help me to get better views that are live.

The Benniest
July 19th, 2008, 06:27 PM
Webcam 1 looks fantastic tonight. :cool:

fiona mccarthy
July 19th, 2008, 06:43 PM
cam 1 is great but it never moves

KenNYC
July 19th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Moves no, updates yes...

fiona mccarthy
July 23rd, 2008, 04:59 PM
i love new york, do not live there, so want best live webcams from home, i live in pendle witch country,lancashire, england. i am not getting live streaming webcams, only from earth cams statue of liberty, and port cams from pied piper travel when ships are in port. i would love to have more live cams from new york harbor, i do not think anybody will be able to help with this so i will just have to go to new york again. have a nice day everybody. x

KenNYC
July 26th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Yeah, there''s a lot more still-picture updating cams than there are live streams, not so weird really since bandwidth would quickly get a bit expensive.

lighthouse67
July 26th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Thats awesome and it looks good.

AmeriKenArtist
July 30th, 2008, 04:52 PM
for the image to move slightly to the left- to include the complete NEW YORKER hotel sign?
(Love that sign!)

scumonkey
August 23rd, 2008, 07:28 PM
Who bumped the web cam?!
You used to be able to see all of downtown
(which meant we could watch the towers rise),
Staten Island (+ statue of Liberty) and, Jersey City (rising).
Now you see the dregs of 9th ave :(
P L E A S E push it back up!
Thank you
:)

scumonkey
August 24th, 2008, 12:34 PM
YEAH!!!!! It's back!!! Now that's what I'm talking 'bout Willis!! ;)
Thanks AGAIN! :D

Edward
October 23rd, 2008, 12:15 PM
Wired New York Webcam 1 is now listed at Webcams.travel (http://www.webcams.travel/webcam/1207341560)

There you can rate the webcam, post a comment, and see other New York City webcams.

scumonkey
October 23rd, 2008, 12:42 PM
Is it working correctly again?
For the longest time now it seems to only update several times a day-
instead of the every 30 seconds it should?
What's up with that?:confused:

Edward
December 19th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Take a look at the front page of Wired New York (http://wirednewyork.com/) - I have added a time-lapse movie for Wired New York Webcam 1 - powered by TimeCam.TV (http://timecam.tv/)

scumonkey
December 19th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Awesome-Thank YOU!!!

Is there a way for us mere mortals to save still shots from the web cam?:confused:

lofter1
December 20th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Time Lapse is Terrific http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif .

Particularly the one for today, which shows NYC from before our latest snow, then through the "storm" and ending with a snow-covered NYC easing into night.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif

Edward
December 20th, 2008, 01:31 AM
Is there a way for us mere mortals to save still shots from the web cam?:confused:
The webcam puts a new image every 30 seconds at http://wirednewyork.com/webcam/new-york-live.jpg and you can save it from your browser.

scumonkey
December 20th, 2008, 01:54 AM
just what i was looking for....
best Christmas present i'll get this year!:D
Thank You Edward;)

brianac
December 20th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Excellent addition. Thanks Edward.

grovepath
February 15th, 2010, 05:31 PM
Very nice!

How can I use this webcam as my desktop wallpaper and/or post it as an embedded link on other websites.

Also do you have a link to watch it as time lapse youtubes etc...

Thanks

Edward
May 26th, 2010, 10:04 AM
Fleet Week 2010 (http://wirednewyork.com/guide/fleet_week/) Parade of Ships with USS Iwo Jima on Wired New York Webcam 2 (http://wirednewyork.com/webcam2/)

http://wirednewyork.com/images/webcams/wired-new-york-webcam2-fleet-week.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/webcam2/)

Edward
July 2nd, 2010, 12:41 PM
Norwegian Epic (http://wirednewyork.com/cruises/norwegian/) arrived in the city on Thursday after a maiden trans-Atlantic voyage from Southampton, England.

http://wirednewyork.com/images/webcams/wired-new-york-webcam3-norwegian-epic.jpg (http://wirednewyork.com/webcam3/)

eddewin
November 18th, 2010, 03:23 PM
can u fix them please missing out on a schow tonight plz hurry

marcello_fi
November 28th, 2010, 01:43 PM
FOR OVER A MONTH THE WEBCAMS OF WIRED EACH EVENING AT SUNSET, USUALLY AFTER 5 p.m. LOCAL TIME, IMMORTALISED UNCONVENTIONAL OBJECTS OVERFLYING THE AREA OF NEW YORK,
ESPECIALLY THE WEB CAM 3 And 4 CAPTURE IMAGES OF THESE UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS MORE VARIED FORMS, CERTAINLY ARE NEITHER AIR NOR HELICOPTERS THEY ARE REFLECTIONS OF BLINDING LIGHTS OF THE CITY, SO YOU CAN SEE FROM MY MOVIES POSTED ON YOUTUBE JUST TRY marcello58fi

scumonkey
November 28th, 2010, 03:15 PM
The cameras only take pics at intervals making the airplanes and helicopters (going and coming to the multiple airports in the area) look more ominous than they are- THEY ARE NOT UFO's

Edward
December 9th, 2010, 11:44 AM
I have updated the location of Wired New York Webcam 1 image file. The new location is http://wirednewyork.com/images/webcams/wired-new-york-webcam1.jpg

lofter1
December 9th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Can we see Scumonkey's building in that shot?

scumonkey
December 9th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Yes-in that still shot, and all those beautiful chang splats that have sprung up around it...
However the currant live shot looks like a close up of a piece of bread?

lofter1
December 9th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Yes late afternoon glare.

Gemini513
February 11th, 2011, 09:38 PM
Hello. I was watching Cams 3 & 4 and caught some interesting images. Can someone verify if objects were in the window at the time of the capture or if there's an explanation of these objects?

Thank you in advance!!

:confused:

lofter1
February 11th, 2011, 10:11 PM
Airplanes.

Gemini513
February 11th, 2011, 10:23 PM
You couldn't have taken a look at the pictures to say they are all airplanes. Not the white object but the others. They are ALL airplanes? Never saw an airplane with multicolor in a circle. Looks like a bracelet.

lofter1
February 11th, 2011, 10:50 PM
I looked at them. Because the planes are moving the lights on the wings & fuselage are blurred --hence the bracelet effect.

Gemini513
February 12th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Oh.... I see. Okay that makes sense. Thanks!!!