The Drones
of New York

February 4, 2013 | Marina Galperina

In preparation for September 30th, 2015, when the commercial use of drones is scheduled to go nationwide, artist Rajeev Basu collaborated with some of the world’s most famous designers to bring you Drones of New YorkThey’re watching you and they’re perty. Like this one with Kyle Platts, spotted over 72nd street: The John Lennon Memorial drone that “permanently circles the block where he was shot down.”

See? It’s not all doom and gloom. Here’s some more. See them at the new installment of the “Dead Drop,” Feb 8, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens. Last time was awesome. They’re like glory holes for digital art, but instead of mysteriously servicing your member, they fill your DVD with ART.

Spotted in Central Park: A mystical spirit drone ventures out in the day. Simon Thompson, 2013.

Spotted over Madison Avenue: A drone provides a vehicle escort. eBoy, 2013.

Spotted over Chinatown: The MSG drone is known to induce sleepiness, sweating, headaches and thirstiness. Saiman Chow, 2013.

Spotted near Times Square: The Coca Cola drone holds the record for the longest in-air promotion. Ian Stevenson, 2013.

Spotted on Coney Island: The Astroland guide drone welcomes some young visitors. Antonio Ladrillo, 2013