The tiny island in New York City that nobody is allowed to visit

The tiny island in New York City that nobody is allowed to visit

There's a tiny island on the East River that you've probably never heard of, and you're not allowed to visit it. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Most people have probably never heard of it but there is a tiny 100 by 200 foot island on the East River in New York City called U Thant Island. It’s right below Roosevelt Island and next to the United Nations headquarters and has more history per square foot than most places in Manhattan. It’s origin dates back to the late 19th century when construction of an underground tunnel produced a tiny mound of rock that was originally named Belmont Island, after August Belmont Jr. who financed the construction project. In the intervening years it was leased by a Buddhist spiritual group, crashed into by numerous vessels, and briefly occupied by a protesting artist.

How Trump makes extreme things look normal

How Trump makes extreme things look normal

The scariest part of Trump's first year as president isn't how abnormal he is, it's how normal he makes everything else look by comparison. Follow Strikethrough on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVox/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o “Don’t normalize this” has become a kind of rallying cry during President Trump’s first year in office -- a reminder to not get too acclimated to Trump’s norm-breaking and erratic behavior. But the real danger of the Trump presidency might have less to do with Trump’s abnormality and more to do with how “normal” he makes other Republicans look by comparison. And the concept of the “Overton Window” helps explain why our politics and media might be warped long after Trump’s presidency comes to an end.

NYCML16 Industry Keynote: Jim Bankoff

NYCML16 Industry Keynote: Jim Bankoff

Jim Bankoff is the Chairman and CEO of Vox Media, running all aspects of what has become the fastest growing digital media company today. Vox Media builds smart brands people love in big categories they’re passionate about, engaging hundreds of millions of people with high-quality journalism, storytelling, and brand advertising. Bankoff helped to kick-off NYCML16 with a keynote speech focused on the importance of adaptability and innovation in media companies.

ISIS videos are sickening. They’re also really effective.

ISIS videos are sickening. They’re also really effective.

ISIS Propaganda is terrible to most people. But it has been a key component to the group's recruiting success. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Justin Trudeau is pretty sure you won't move to Canada

Justin Trudeau is pretty sure you won't move to Canada

28% of Americans would consider moving to Canada if Trump is elected. For the premiere of our new series 2016ish, Liz Plank brought some of your pleas for Canadian assistance to the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO For more of Trudeau on being a feminist head of state, fatherhood, and Ryan Gosling memes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9o6cruoP7Y More on the Vox.com / Morning Consult poll on moving to Canada: http://www.vox.com/2016/3/15/11233676/move-canada-poll Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Obamacare in Trump country

Obamacare in Trump country

We travel to Whitley County in Kentucky to find out why people who benefited most from Obamacare would vote for Donald Trump. Some thought that Trump would not actually repeal Obamacare. Others felt that Obamacare wasn't affordable. See the full interview with President Obama at: https://youtu.be/V7eqoL18zwg Kathy's full question and Obama's answer start at 38:00 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times

How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times

In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n With companies like Alibaba, WeChat, and Tencent US companies have taken notice to a new generation of Chinese technology companies. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/2aK60IE --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Instagram: http://instagram.com/nytvideo Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes

How Louis CK Tells A Joke

How Louis CK Tells A Joke

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VOX Media Cafe 2016 - Homelessness in Atlanta

VOX Media Cafe 2016 - Homelessness in Atlanta

A video produced by Terell, Serenity, AJ & Maya, participants in the June session of VOX Media Cafe.

The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

The Death and Life of Helicopter Commuting

Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that era to an end. 40 years later, E-VTOL technology could open a new chapter in short-distance airborne commuting. Video by Raymond Schillinger Camera: Brian Schildhorn Animation / Graphics: Sylvia Yang and Chiachi Lee Sound Design: Andrew Hylnsky News Footage provided by NBCUniversal Archives. All Rights Reserved. ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/

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