In this eerie little film, Aimee Hunt give us the history of New York from 1524. The playful cut-out animation is in stark contrast to some of the events the video highlights, (“By 1700 all Native American Lenape tribes were wiped out”) and by the hold-your-breath anticipation as the Twin Towers go up, floor by floor, and are then ghostily erased and replaced with two beams of light. The video ends sort of abruptly –– Central Park’s opening and the construction of the subways feel like an afterthought –– but the minute pause on the parallel beams is just enough to be truly haunting.