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NYC; The Worst Air Quality on the Planet

  • Published on Jun 6, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • title is true, not clickbait. read about it here;
    music by Mickey Bright

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  • Thinknoodles
    Thinknoodles 3 months ago +3237

    Thank you Casey for documenting this with the drone shots, it was absolutely unreal yesterday and today's starting off to look even worse than yesterday morning did.

    • dethronus
      dethronus 3 months ago +39

      it's downright apocalyptic end of the world looking imo, i can't imagine how going outside and breathing would feel even by looking at pictures

    • The Blade Man
      The Blade Man 3 months ago +24

      There is no way the man himself thinknoodles is in the comment section

    • HoodiePyxl
      HoodiePyxl 3 months ago +3

      Hey think

      FRESHTERPS 3 months ago +1


    • Isaac Carrillo
      Isaac Carrillo 3 months ago

      ​@dethronus Yesterday and afternoon it's getting weird outside and the sky turned Orange

  • Jonathan McCallum
    Jonathan McCallum 3 months ago +307

    Sorry to see this! As an Australian who has lived through a bunch of bush fire seasons sending prayers for the fire fighters putting out the fires and i also hope you all stay safe and the smoke clears soon.

    • Joseph Spyrou
      Joseph Spyrou 3 months ago +1

      happened to australia and no one gave a shit

    • Jackson Duggan
      Jackson Duggan 3 months ago +1

      @Joseph Spyrou yep but as soon as it happens to "The big apple" everyone cares, same with california

    • Hermunkulus
      Hermunkulus 3 months ago +1

      @Jackson Duggan Not true. People cared (and still do care) when the wildfires first broke out, but started paying even more attention when the smoke started to make its way out of Canada. It initially drifted, but reached maximum capacity once it hit NYC.
      It was literally the worst in the world on June 7th (and that's not even figuratively speaking) with an AQI of nearly 500 which was also the city's worst since 1966. It's incredibly rare for the Eastern and Midwest US to get that bad. Can't say the same for places like Australia, the Western US/Canada and India where it's a common occurrence. That's why it was getting the most attention.

    • Jackson Duggan
      Jackson Duggan 3 months ago

      @Hermunkulus i do agree and we should really care for all major problems in the world and collectively find ways to solve these issues to prevent them from happening.

  • MrSuper0000123
    MrSuper0000123 3 months ago +394

    As a northern Californian it's hilarious watching people react to this like it's the first time it's ever happened. We had a completely orange sky for almost a month straight back in 2020

    • Lars Huschke
      Lars Huschke 3 months ago +29

      Yep. I'm in Washington state and this is a common deal every summer for the last 10 years. We've had the AQI into the 400s several times.

    • Level Bos
      Level Bos 3 months ago +50

      No one said it never happened before, it’s just about the fact that this is a new thing for this region.

    • OS
      OS 3 months ago +17

      Same. I’m from Vancouver, Canada and we been getting smoke like this since at least 2017 every summer.

    • mrsrevolver13
      mrsrevolver13 3 months ago +1

      Yes! 😂😂😂

  • Nitro524
    Nitro524 3 months ago +86

    I live all the way down in Maryland, and the smoke was bad even here. Our air quality topped out at around 200, which is definitely not as bad as other regions, but still enough for me and much of my friends and family to feel the effects. Currently dealing with a nasty sinus infection as a result. I wish the best of health to all those affected

    • corn
      corn 3 months ago +1

      damn its just cloudy here in southern pa, i live by gettysburg and theres not really much smoke

    • SkeeMunneyy
      SkeeMunneyy 3 months ago

      I live in philly it was smokey ash in center city air quality reached 400

    • Kate And The Potatoes
      Kate And The Potatoes 3 months ago

      I’m in Maryland and it got over 300

    • cloudy
      cloudy 3 months ago

      Chester springs pa was bad. It got up to farther than 300 overnight.

    • BrandonOlsen
      BrandonOlsen Day ago

      here in Montreal Canada it had gone up to 650+ and was tough to see and smelled like a campfire everywhere, as we were pretty close

  • Gilles H.
    Gilles H. 3 months ago +176

    Keep safe everyone out there. Greetings from Switzerland. I am very saddened to see this and also my thoughts go the people and animals in Canada that are suffering right now from those huge wildfires. I’ve read that there are over 160 wildfires ongoing out of control and local firefighters are only able to deal with 40 at a time…. Luckily many nations send firefighters to help them

    • Gerald Martsy
      Gerald Martsy 3 months ago +3

      Yes, American firefighters are incompetent (they're American after all). I'm also Swiss. Greetings from Zürich!

    • fatboyRAY24
      fatboyRAY24 3 months ago +1

      @Gerald Martsy I hear Swiss fire fighters aren’t too great either (they’re Swiss after all). Ours are pretty experienced by comparison and have more resources to use and more training and higher requirements on average, not to mention the frequent request of our fire assistance in other countries. Never heard of anyone asking for Swiss firefighters. I’d say stick with banking but you Swiss can’t even do that right anymore. So I think we and the aussies will take this one, Gerry. Greetings from California!

    • IsntPhoenix
      IsntPhoenix 3 months ago

      @Gerald Martsy 🤦‍♂️ the fires are in Canada. Truly an America moment!

  • Shara Cooper
    Shara Cooper 3 months ago +4

    Sorry from Canada. :( We've been dealing with this every summer for the last six years and it's no fun. I wrote my master's thesis when the air quality in my city actually was the worst in the country and it was awful. No reprieve because you couldn't go outside, couldn't open windows. I taped furnace filters to the back of box fans and they would turn black in a couple days. I hope it passes quickly for you. We've been getting a lot of rain out west, hopefully it heads that way too.

    • ItsSimplyAless
      ItsSimplyAless 3 months ago

      im also in Canada and the air quality was bad here for a few days. Thankfully it's done now but I know theres many many Canadians who are struggling because of this, may they find relief soon. Praying for them.

  • Gawx Art
    Gawx Art 3 months ago +11500

    low quality air, high quality vlog

    • Kane Pictures
      Kane Pictures 3 months ago +169

      Wipe your mouth when you done

    • Astro Cricket
      Astro Cricket 3 months ago +27

      @Kane Pictures fr

    • Raine
      Raine 3 months ago +10

      mans is always here like I am 😭😂

    • Patrick Chancey
      Patrick Chancey 3 months ago +14

      @Kane Pictures💀💀💀

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      Flo 3 months ago


  • Katelynsflorals
    Katelynsflorals 3 months ago +292

    I live 45 min from the fires in northern Ontario .Evacuation in the neighbouring communities is about to begin, it’s a scary time for all. I hope everyone stays safe and doesn’t lose anything.
    Awesome video as always!

    • SkreltNL
      SkreltNL 3 months ago +1

      fearporn & propaganda to hate on USA

    • suraj kumar
      suraj kumar 3 months ago +12

      ​@SkreltNL creep

    • ethxn1016
      ethxn1016 3 months ago +1

      @SkreltNL tf u talking about

    • Max Well
      Max Well 3 months ago +1

      @SkreltNL rather have wildfires than mass shootings everyday

  • D Kipu
    D Kipu 3 months ago +88

    Maybe listed as “the worst” but it’s coming from wild fires that will stop at some point. Traveling to cities like Kathmandu and others in Asia..it’s just their daily life. I was there for 3 weeks, and it hung in the air every day. Thanks for sharing the great shots of NYC and what’s happening there now, I hope for all of us we can find a way to keep our air and water clean-

  • Kickass Gardening
    Kickass Gardening 3 months ago +23

    Thank you, Casey. I appreciate this. My wife and I had scratchy throats for three days in NJ. Our chickens, which have sensitive lungs, are doing fine.

  • mboiko
    mboiko 3 months ago +8

    The issue lies in the fact that these climates have traditionally been wet during this time of year. Over generations, people have developed certain negligent habits such as burning debris, setting up campfires, and clearing land, particularly in the early spring season. However, considering the shifting climate, it is imperative that these attitudes are altered to avoid the current consequences.

  • Shreeechan
    Shreeechan 3 months ago +3

    I remember 2021 in the Willamette valley in Oregon it was so bad with wildfire smoke you couldn't see more than 10 feet at times. Another thing I remember was the sun, because it was such dense smoke it was only light out for a few hours a day when it was directly above and the outline of the sun was a rich red. Also overtime people became more and more exhausted from a many factors from less oxygen and not being able to get oxygen into the body because carbon monoxide. One last thing was I remember that super vibrant orange that's in the video. Good luck New York your going to need it.

  • CaseyNeistat
    CaseyNeistat  3 months ago +2899

    hard to express what it was like today. it would be bright organge then just regular smokey. eyes itch. vulernable people (those w respiratory issues) were asked to stay home. scary stuff. almost apocolyptic

    • Shaun Caster Troy
      Shaun Caster Troy 3 months ago +15

      Sending love all the way from Philippines❤

    • john owens
      john owens 3 months ago +7

      You will make it thru it

    • Rainingtogo
      Rainingtogo 3 months ago +9

      Oof, feeling the same in Canada, Sorry

    • Mis6309
      Mis6309 3 months ago +3

      DC was similar, just dialed down. Crazy stuff.

    • SD
      SD 3 months ago +11

      Those of us from San Fran know what this is like unfortunately

  • skyyskater
    skyyskater 3 months ago +11

    Casey's editing never dissapoints, what a master. I'm also here in NYC, I was out skating to get to a meeting but tried to limit my exposure. Absolutely wild

  • Youie
    Youie 3 months ago +9

    I went to NYC for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for you but wasn’t able to see you riding around town. I wanna go back soon I loved the vibe of a huge city. The cultural diversity there is amazing ,and I love to see so many different people from different walks of life appreciate the amazing city of NYC. Love you Casey hope I see you next time.

  • sila  nur
    sila nur 3 months ago +3

    Here in southern Germany we've had bad air like this. Everything turned orange for a couple of days, not because of any wildfires or anything, but because of Sahara wind blowing sand all across Europe. And while I haven't been at a smoky bar (yet), I do know that feeling that caseys trying to explain, that you get in your esophagus from breathing in polluted air. As an "honorary" or ex-New Yorker myself, I'm hoping this all clears up soon...

  • Willem Rood
    Willem Rood 3 months ago +4

    Casey (or anyone in NYC), do you notice how much the air quality changes your fitness whilst running/cycling? I know a lot of folks run in NYC but it doesn't really strike me as a good place to do so.

  • Seigfred Perolino
    Seigfred Perolino 3 months ago +804

    Thanks for your solidarity Casey. A lot of New Yorkers don't realize but what they're facing now with their air quality is the reality for many Canadians during the warmer months of the year. Last month my father and brother were evacuated from their home in Western Canada due to uncontrolled wildfires, luckily they had somewhere to stay. Some families aren't so lucky, furthermore Canada is so vast and we have such a small population that when these fires start we lack the man power to keep them in control, we often have to get firefighters from other countries flown in to help. Keep us in your prayers ya'll.

    • Vripper
      Vripper 3 months ago +2

      It’s not the same thing kid this is the highest AGI ever.

    • Straythorn 011
      Straythorn 011 3 months ago +17

      @Vripper and guess where its coming from. Canada ;D

    • Andreas H
      Andreas H 3 months ago +2

      U serious? There aren’t enough firefighters?
      What’s the reason?
      I’d love to come and help… seen in the long term vision… greetings from Germany

    • Straythorn 011
      Straythorn 011 3 months ago +15

      @Andreas H fire season this year is BADDD we have fires in BC quebec and albeta all at the same time, normally its more spread out, but because of the heat wave the past few weeks all our forest are much more flammable. because theres so many going at the same time the limited firefighter force in canada cant adress them all to the extent that would be ideal. we are getting help from american fire fighters as well as others from a multitude of contries tho! so very thankful for that

  • ellacutuse
    ellacutuse 3 months ago +3

    This vlog was high quality as always but I just wanted to say that the title is more than a bit of an exaggeration. There are so many cities, especially in countries in Asia that deal with smog like this everyday and although NYC is going through it right now, there are many people to whom smog, dust, exhaust are all right outside their bedrooms each day. Not trying to detract from the situation, but appreciate what great air we get normally! It's an invaluable human right.

  • Ryan B
    Ryan B 3 months ago +14

    I get that the air's bad in NYC, but as Casey has at the end of the video I hope we can spare a thought for the Canadians who are suffering mortal danger due to not just smoke, but literally burning to death / having all their earthly belongings destroyed.

    • Beth&Moose
      Beth&Moose 3 months ago

      Thank you ! Finally someone that realizes 🫡🇨🇦

  • ImmortalKxlla
    ImmortalKxlla 2 months ago +1

    As someone who lives in sydney australia and has been in way worse smoke haze than this.... i understand all the cons that come with these events... terrible to see is happen around the world.

  • Megz
    Megz 3 months ago +25

    Very familiar with this. Stay inside as much as possible, use air purifiers and humidifiers. Use masks when heading out doors, limit strenuous activities outside and stay hydrated. Good luck to you all and hoping rain is headed your way.

  • Jorge Adames
    Jorge Adames 3 months ago +3

    love how you document everything. hopefully in the future i can show this to my future kids or grandkids.

    • Dylan Tierney
      Dylan Tierney 3 months ago +1

      You can show it to them in their refugee bunkers when the western world has crumbled due to climate apocalypse

  • Hmm!
    Hmm! 3 months ago +156

    You should visit Delhi in December. Mask up Casey breathing this can damage your lungs

    • Black
      Black 3 months ago +14

      Lmao a Delhi guy will breathe freely in this

    • A Man
      A Man 3 months ago +4

      @Black not really it’s not like smog. It is making it difficult to breathe.
      Eh who am I kidding. This is nothing lol

    • Keiichi
      Keiichi 3 months ago +8

      It's only during November when there is stubble burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana.

    • Mahesh J
      Mahesh J 3 months ago +3

      ​@Harkirat Singh so once stubble burning season ends, for the rest of the winter, Delhi air is clean?
      Why does Mumbai, Kolkata have poor aqi in winters? Stubble burning?

  • gumbi8989
    gumbi8989 3 months ago +3

    Big shout out to all the Hot shot wild land fire fighter crews out there fighting these fires. These dudes have balls of steel and usually never get the recognition, or the funding they need.
    One of the most dangerous and laborious jobs in the world.

  • Andrei Acsinte
    Andrei Acsinte 3 months ago +5

    I was in Oregon in 2017 and 2018, I remember the wildfires during the summer, the smoke was so thick and inhaling it during a month & a half was painful. I spit blood because of it and I am not even a smoker. I can't imagine having that in NYC, which is even more polluted.

  • Phoenix Crowther
    Phoenix Crowther 2 months ago +1

    I live in BC, Canada. Every summer for as long as I can remember, the sky looks like this or worse a couple times. They rate air quality on a scale of 1-10, my hometown was once rated at 42!! I remember notice for children and seniors to stay inside, and for adults to only go out for necessary errands or work. All sports and outdoor activity was cancelled and strongly advised against personal exercise. It’s a real problem up here with wildfires 😣

  • KC Videos
    KC Videos 3 months ago +5

    Simple but great video to show what’s happening in NYC. All the news station in the world would probably been going on for day’s about this but Casey says it in a few minutes with great effect.

  • The Faceless Gamer
    The Faceless Gamer 3 months ago +6

    I know someone who moved to Canada a few years ago. The second I heard about the fires, I messaged her to make sure everyone is all good. Glad she is but I hope everyone else is safe.

  • itsJudysLife
    itsJudysLife 3 months ago +50

    Insane. thanks for documenting from your POV. BUT, Hope it was a good shot for Ghostbusters!!!

    • Lind Morn
      Lind Morn 3 months ago

      hope it wasnt lol, the corrupt industry needs more lessons it cant profit badly off exploitation thats helping to cause these very fires.

    • Christina M
      Christina M 3 months ago

      HI JUDY 😍

    • MuffinMan
      MuffinMan 3 months ago

      @Lind Morn wrong industry bud. Of everything the film industry is probably the least horrible offender

    • Sava
      Sava 3 months ago

      @Lind Morngo after oil industry instead, leave Hollywood alone

  • Egg
    Egg 3 months ago +2

    I live in a state around new york, and one day I checked the air quality index was 303 in Manhattan and then next day it was over 400 where I lived. It was crazy because the sky looked as if it was cloudy but you couldn't see any clouds, along with this there was also a smoky smell outside.

  • stellamex1
    stellamex1 3 months ago +2

    I'm in Lancaster County, PA, and our PM2.5 air quality index yesterday was at 457 (out of 500)---the actual worst levels across the northeast. NYC got to around 413. 😢 Thankfully it's starting to clear now.

  • Stephero Gaming
    Stephero Gaming 3 months ago +23

    I live on long island and when I got out of school it was so yellow out and you could smell the smoke. Just glad nobody with health issues were harmed.
    Thanks for sharing these cool drone shots for this historic day.

  • Sangist 2016
    Sangist 2016 3 months ago +75

    Newyork is such a magical place. Imagine moving randomly around the city and finding out that they're filming an upcoming movie and seeing some of the actors. Nice vlog @caisey neistat as always

    • Moving To NYC With Lauren Alexa Casey
      Moving To NYC With Lauren Alexa Casey 3 months ago +3

      Before moving to NYC I thought it was over hyped how much you actually see people here.
      But then I moved here and literally see people/filming all the time it’s wild.

    • Josh Henhawk
      Josh Henhawk 3 months ago +1

      This happens in the town I live next to called brantford Ontario lol, they filmed silent hill on the same street I lived on, same with the handmaids tale and that anti-superhero show The Boys

    • xymzk
      xymzk 3 months ago

      I met Matt Damon in high school because he was filming on my block (in NYC). He actually remembered my name the next day. I've met a bunch of others as well though it only happened once in a while. There is always something to see/do though.

  • Hailee Brianna
    Hailee Brianna 3 months ago +3

    Holy cow I live in Maryland it was smokey here but thank gosh it wasn't to bad. I pray for you guys hope everything is okay I have a friend from New York glad she came here during this time pray for you and your family.

  • A Japanese Dream
    A Japanese Dream 3 months ago +787

    Well that didn't take long at all to get this vlog out! Hope the air clears up for all of you down there! On behalf of Canada "We're Sorry"

    • Tom Coustols
      Tom Coustols 3 months ago +26

      A Japanese channel who’s Canada based commenting on a New York Casey Neistat Clip-Share video.. 😂 What is it ? A crossover episode

    • Evan Cops
      Evan Cops 3 months ago +11

      Im sorry you guys have wild fires ❤😢

    • A Japanese Dream
      A Japanese Dream 3 months ago +12

      @Tom Coustols I live in Canada and am Canadian. I lived in Japan for quite a long time though.

    • A Japanese Dream
      A Japanese Dream 3 months ago +6

      @Evan Cops thanks!

    • Sammo J
      Sammo J 3 months ago +2

      @A Japanese Dream where are you from in Canada

  • Kbopie
    Kbopie 3 months ago +4

    On a positive note. The vegetation that sprouts after the fire is beautiful and plentiful. I’m from Canada and it’s a little scary but I think the earth is doing what it does. A small reset in vegetation

  • Throwback
    Throwback 3 months ago +2

    We live near Seattle and in 2018 wildfire smoke made our air quality similar to your video. My wife, who is a professional flutist with no breathing problem history, suddenly came down with acute asthma and had to be hospitalized for three days. It took nearly a year for her to get off prescription steroids and return to normal breathing. Consequently, we bought a Tesla with the only real HEPA quality air filtration available so she will be safe if we encounter bad air while travelling. We also had the best near-HEPA air filtration system we could find installed on our home HVAC system to provide safe air at home. Our efforts have been successful while enduring subsequent wildfire seasons including one day last year when Seattle had the worst air quality on the planet. I hope others are able to protect themselves from these intensely toxic air quality episodes that can quickly emerge nearly anywhere.

  • Canis Fatalis
    Canis Fatalis 3 months ago +6

    I live in the west and had to deal with this for 3 years straight. Northern California is known to burn quite often. 3 years ago, it got to the point of smothering the entire Western US. Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado. All I can say is, Welcome to the club, Casey! Haha. Stay safe out there.

  • Devuclear2
    Devuclear2 3 months ago +2

    As a lot valet in South Jersey, I walk around all day getting cars for customers and such. Each time I stepped outside though, I couldn't help but notice a burning sensation in my nostrils and terrible headache. The air quality has been terrible for awhile down here form the forest fire earlier in the month...

  • M J
    M J 3 months ago +898

    In 2020 in Australia the air was like this for months over the summer bushfires .Canadian fire-fighters came to help us now Australian fire-fighters are in Canada 🇨🇦 🇦🇺❤🙏

    • OhDarling1982
      OhDarling1982 3 months ago +38

      Thank you, Australia! 🇨🇦❤🇦🇺

    • kefkapalazzo1
      kefkapalazzo1 3 months ago +2

      We ain’t shit (humans)

    • Justin G.
      Justin G. 3 months ago +20

      As a Canadian who was living in Aus during the bushfires I honestly had never experienced something like it. Literally swept ash off my balcony daily. I even flew to New Zealand a whole year later and on the glacier there was ash coating it turning it black for the first time ever in the guides 20+ history. Not trying to take anything away from NYC experience just recalling just how messed up it was. Dig out those covid masks and limit your exposure! Be safe NYC and all others affected

    • djholidaytv414
      djholidaytv414 3 months ago

      this world is going nuts

    • Alexis
      Alexis 3 months ago +8

      Met some wonderful Aussies from New South Wales while working on the wildfires in Alberta. I traded some patches with them they were all so nice!!

  • Adam Rifi
    Adam Rifi 3 months ago +46

    Having lived in Norhtern Thailand, this is how the air looks like roughly 4 months of the year. Every day (except if a rare rain storm comes in). Wearing a mask is pretty much mandatory and every household should have at least one air purifier in their house. Same reason, wildfires

    • Estela Angeles
      Estela Angeles 3 months ago +2

      In oregon the sky turned dark red

    • Carol Wood
      Carol Wood 3 months ago +2

      I didn’t know this about Thailand. This is sad and shocking. Is your country having wildfires every year……

    • ichi _
      ichi _ 3 months ago

      that’s not wildfires, those fires are set by farmers on purpose - mostly is coming from neighboring countries like myanmar, cambodia

  • Tom Townend
    Tom Townend 3 months ago +5

    Love to everyone going through it. Stay safe and I hope it passes soon for you all ❤️❤️❤️

  • Cristian Guerrero
    Cristian Guerrero 3 months ago +2

    This happeneds every year here in Medford Oregon, sending love and prayers to all the firefighters that are battling these wild fires

  • OYA  BAL
    OYA BAL 3 months ago +2

    I'm in eastern Canada and apreaciate your message of solidarity with those affected. At this time of year we normally have no more than 30 fires. As of the time this video aired, the count was147.

      LONEWOLF. 3 months ago

      You from India right?

  • Md Anwar Hossain
    Md Anwar Hossain 3 months ago +8

    Seeing your high quality drone shots, I'm like playing video games in that environment. Also thanks for getting us to see Ghostbuster 2 scene.

  • KingDennisJensen
    KingDennisJensen 3 months ago +957

    I live in southern Ontario and it smells like a campfire outside every day. This has never happened before, very concerning. Thank you to all the firefighters that are battling the many wildfires in our Country. And thank you to America for sending a lot of them to aid us in doing so.

    • Peyton Simpson
      Peyton Simpson 3 months ago +11

      Fr it smells like i'm Camping but at home, super weird. Hopefully the fires don't reach the GTA...

    • Japezu
      Japezu 3 months ago +3

      I disagree

      INDIA SUPER CLEAN 🇮🇳 3 months ago +10


    • The CAN Control Sessions Graffiti Channel
      The CAN Control Sessions Graffiti Channel 3 months ago +8

      obviously you've never been to BC then. It's a yearly thing

    • Peyton Simpson
      Peyton Simpson 3 months ago +14

      @INDIA SUPER CLEAN 🇮🇳 haha what?

  • Kwiji
    Kwiji 3 months ago +44

    A few years ago a giant slaughterhouse in my home town burned down. It was advised to close all windows and stay indoors. It looked like a scene from a hell on earth movie scenario. The Clouds were pure black as far as the horizon. In the middle of the day it looked like weird eclipse lighting.

    • Real
      Real 3 months ago

      that sounds amazing

    • Ben
      Ben 3 months ago

      Where was this?

    • Kwiji
      Kwiji 3 months ago +1

      @Ben Paderborn, Germany

    • Kwiji
      Kwiji 3 months ago

      @Ben Type "Paderborn Westfleisch Brand" into google

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      Sara Carballo 3 months ago


  • Reese Van Elgort
    Reese Van Elgort 3 months ago +1

    When I was driving up to northern Alberta, I hit a massive wall of smoke and it was incredibly thick. It flared up a couple of times in 3 days

  • Eliot Brown
    Eliot Brown 3 months ago

    You always responded well to apocalypse! Striking images and flying shots. We have a glimpse of what it feels like to live on Mars!

  • Mocha
    Mocha 3 months ago +1

    Those drone shots are incredible! Shitty situation to be in, but I appreciate the work that went into creating this video 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾

  • Idkidk
    Idkidk 3 months ago

    I lived in Southern California back in 2019 and I had never experienced a wildfire before I was living 3 towns over and the smoke from the wildfires made it hard to see and there was ash covering the entire outside patio of my house. Thankfully I don’t live in California anymore.

  • Gabriel Arones - Fitness Flexível

    Didn’t know that NYC was somehow in mexico this summer

    • TheAdkFlyer10
      TheAdkFlyer10 3 months ago +43

      Were they just shooting an episode of Breaking Bad?

    • Roman Rac
      Roman Rac 3 months ago +40

      you mean the hollywood stereotype mexico filter?

    • Diego Corona
      Diego Corona 3 months ago +10

      Poor quality joke

    • Estela Angeles
      Estela Angeles 3 months ago +2

      @Roman Rac its fire

  • BenRidesBikes
    BenRidesBikes 3 months ago +2

    There is something about watching daily life continue, in spite of the situation that's oddly chilling to me. That bright green powerboat on the water, it just made it feel like we'll probably distract ourselves until the final nail is driven in. Perhaps we should. Reminiscent of Australia in 2019/2020, where I still had to get into work on my bike, I was wearing bandanas to not feel like I was breathing in ash, but it does nothing for PM2.5 that harms you. My heart goes out to those of us having to live in cities where air gets this bad frequently, just due to general pollution.

    • sage
      sage 3 months ago

      It’s not that deep, have you seen the rent in ny? they have to make that money

  • Gaol Bird UK
    Gaol Bird UK 3 months ago

    The saddleworth moors fires in the UK a couple of years ago was the same. My partner woke me up to the site of the hillside blazing from our bedroom window. Felt like the apocolypse mixed with a public house snooker room in the 90s.

  • Gomtom1
    Gomtom1 3 months ago +1

    It’s sad but this is standard in Australia during bushfire season. We lived with smoke like that for sometimes weeks on end. Gets in everything! Hope it clears for you guys soon 🙏

  • Zack
    Zack 3 months ago +2

    I live in Ohio and was wondering why I started getting air quality alerts everyday. I don’t know how this is my first time hearing about the wildfires in Canada.

  • gng11
    gng11 3 months ago +405

    As a Canadian who has been through a few summers of wildfires, I see people at risk in terms of their health. They really should be investing in air filtering masks and should be staying inside, not out, no matter how much New York never sleeps. Three days minimum. My heart goes out to everyone affected.

    • Robert Negron
      Robert Negron 3 months ago +9

      Thx. I agree. I went out today. Like an idiot. It was awful.

    • Samantha Lake
      Samantha Lake 3 months ago +8

      Who started the fires???

    • Zeta The Creator
      Zeta The Creator 3 months ago +4

      As a Australian who has been through most summers in a bush fires you get used to it and becomes a habit you can feel it in your throat and in the heat

    • Asiful Alam
      Asiful Alam 3 months ago +6

      Same. I pray that everyone affected by the wildfire remains safe and secure. At the same time, please pray for us here in Bangladesh. We've experiencing severe heatwaves over the last few weeks, and some people have died because of it. Plus, we're having frequent power failures, due to a scarcity of coal and economic problems, which is really exacerbating the whole problem.

  • Vince A
    Vince A 3 months ago +20

    As someone who grew up in California, its getting worse as well here. It is nerve racking but it is not permanent. It will pass. Stay safe everyone.

  • jesse-ivo packman
    jesse-ivo packman 3 months ago

    I’m impressed your drone found its way back to you! Great vlog. Seeing you just come on to that gum set was wild

  • ReturnOf2008
    ReturnOf2008 3 months ago +3

    Gets an air quality alert which advises to stay indoor, close windows, and not exercise. Casey immediately opens a window and then goes outside to ride a bike 😝

  • Yahya
    Yahya 3 months ago +1

    As a content creator, Casey Neistat is one of my favorite creators and he inspires me a lot.

  • Miguel Binnios
    Miguel Binnios 3 months ago +489

    can we all take a second and appreciate how this man found out about what was going on and then filmed, edited and posted this video in like 7 hours.

    • James G
      James G 3 months ago +9

      just like the good ol' days

    • FLAY
      FLAY 3 months ago

      I'd have done it in 6, wait no i wouldnt have done it cause of morality... i would porabbaly have done it

    • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
      c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0 3 months ago +6

      I don't live very far away and I've been seeing those alerts since Monday night

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  • lila afoa
    lila afoa 3 months ago +6

    I thought our state’s fire season was bad in the Rocky Mountains but AQI of 326 in NYC right now is off the charts. Prayers for quick relief and safety NYC friends❤

  • Amanda Rogers
    Amanda Rogers 3 months ago +3

    Eastern Canada has been terrible. West Coast we've had some, but some are more controlled and others are not. :( . Just want to say brilliant filming on this vlog. Really top notch Casey for this one.

    • codypendency
      codypendency 3 months ago

      Western Canada has been way worse weve been evacuated three times and there's flames 1km from the town I'm from rn...

    • Amanda Rogers
      Amanda Rogers 3 months ago

      @codypendency Yeah where I live an hour each way have been super bad -- but they are put back under control at the moment. The stupidity of seeing a lot of them have been man-made on the island I live is what is so angering. On top of that, seeing cigarettes improperly put out. 1 why do people even still smoke and 2. why not see fires. Total crap.

  • Panda Man
    Panda Man 3 months ago

    As a Canadian you don't realize just what can get affected in other places, wishing all the best through the smoky time

  • The Cool Factor
    The Cool Factor 3 months ago

    This is insane. The smoke AND that you captured the shooting of Ghostbusters 2 action sequence in NYC with the actual ECTO-1... I had no idea they were already filming!

    • dion03suls
      dion03suls 3 months ago

      I was just wondering at the start of the video how that would affect any movie/tv filming lol.
      Although technically, isn’t that ghostbusters 4?

    LOLWTFBBQz 3 months ago

    A few days ago I was in Duluth, MN and we were in the epicenter of the potent stuff for part of a day. I could not see Lake Superior from the window. Lake Superior was 1 block away. It was unreal and had an eerie feeling.

  • Yves Belliveau
    Yves Belliveau 3 months ago +371

    As a Canadian, this is just how it's been the last few years and it's been getting worse and worse. I'm sorry it's affecting you guys down there, but I am very grateful for the increased awareness due to this. I wish we would stop just brushing this aside as if it were nothing. Imagine if we started addressing this when we first found out this was going to be such an issue?...

    • YoTuBe110
      YoTuBe110 3 months ago +5

      YEARS ?!???!

    • Curtis McHale
      Curtis McHale 3 months ago +22

      @YoTuBe110 Yes in Chilliwack (outside Vancouver) we spent two summers around 2017 with most of the summer this way. Could barely send the kids outside for months.

    • Steph P.
      Steph P. 3 months ago +11

      how long has it been a problem?! We've known about the smoke drift (i'm on the east coast) and fires in California for several years, but I had NO idea that Canada was dealing with a huge amount of wildfires too.

    • Bex Diller
      Bex Diller 3 months ago +1

      @Curtis McHale Whoa living in this today was horrible, can't imagine 2 summers in a row of it. I hope for heavy long rains or something

    • Don Capone
      Don Capone 3 months ago +7

      Nothing we can do at this point, it’s man made fires. It’s out of any Canadian or nyc citizens hands at this point. Even in California I’ve spoken to people who are skeptical about the fires over there as well. That’s just my theory, I could be wrong. Love Canadians by the way but stop blaming it on yourselves you guys are helping on bringing awareness to this as much as you can! Love ❤️

  • Rauw Street
    Rauw Street 3 months ago +1

    Smart guy with the mask. N95s or those masks with filters help so much. Here in NorCal I use them during Smokey fire season because otherwise over time you will develop a dry cough that’s insanely terrible. Stay safe out there if you live nearby. 😊

  • Things I Buy
    Things I Buy 3 months ago

    The wildfires here in Alberta were so bad. Couldn’t open any windows or you wouldn’t be able to breathe. Had to wear an n95 mask. Was like that until we finally got rain after 3 weeks. It was starting to feel like this is what our summer will be after the usual horribly cold winter.

  • Bud Simpson
    Bud Simpson 3 months ago +1

    Out West we feel for you, really. We go through this almost every year.

  • Dylan Burns
    Dylan Burns 3 months ago

    Wish people would care and give this much attention to the north west when this literally happens every year now. Hope yall stay safe out there and keep an eye on your pets please!

  • Tanner Biggan
    Tanner Biggan 3 months ago +3

    I live in B.C Canada. We go through this every year. It is terrible and so sorry it has come down your way from Ontario. Hopefully winds shift and let it pass soon. Stay inside an or wear a respirator. May not feel like anything at first but can have major long term health issues. Stay Safe!

  • Deb Hansen
    Deb Hansen 3 months ago +459

    It is horrific. Sending hope from New Zealand to you all, along with 45 of our firefighters to Alberta, Canada. Stay inside, New Yorkers

    • Alexis
      Alexis 3 months ago +9

      Yeah I actually met some firefighters from New South Wales while working on the wildfires in Alberta! You were all so nice! Australia and New Zealand are always welcomed to Canada in my book.

    • Nick Garcia
      Nick Garcia 3 months ago +1

      And i still went to school.

    • Dasher Beats
      Dasher Beats 3 months ago +1

      I’m from NZ too 👋

    • mike chu
      mike chu 3 months ago +3

      This smoke is from Quebec

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 3 months ago +1

      Repent to Jesus Christ “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
      ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Brandon Registe
    Brandon Registe 3 months ago

    I’m sure Casey has done color grading to make a presentable video, but that color is the real deal. I was absolutely freaked out when I came out around 2 to see nothing but yellow everywhere.

  • NeoSphere
    NeoSphere 3 months ago

    I was there for a day during this, it was super bad. It hurt to breathe in some places, the sun was dimmer than a lightbulb, and you could barely see the one side of the East River from the other shore.

  • Andrei 895
    Andrei 895 3 months ago

    The thing that intrigues me the most is how there are wildfires there? It didn't get that hot yet for a fire to spark out of nothing. It's bizarre to me.

  • Trap4Hunter
    Trap4Hunter 3 months ago

    Damn, New York comes with a mexico filter now. All jokes aside I feel for the people affected by the wildfires, this is a terrible situation and must be an absolute nightmare for the people living in those areas.

  • Jonathan Simmons
    Jonathan Simmons 3 months ago

    Imagine going to New York for the first time having booked a sight seeing cruise and this is what it looks like when you show up.

  • PMAL
    PMAL 3 months ago +192

    Hoping it clears up quickly for y’all. We’ve been dealing with this for at least a portion of every summer since around 2016 in the Pacific Northwest. It’s hard to convey how awful it is until you experience it. Hope and pray that we actually take action to combat this kind of thing bc it’s miserable to go through

    • Abhishek Kalra Vlogs
      Abhishek Kalra Vlogs 3 months ago +2

      Indeed sir

    • Tomáš Chlebek
      Tomáš Chlebek 3 months ago +20

      Unfortunately, I would expect this to only get worse in the coming years. This is what climate change looks like.

    • Zak Edwards
      Zak Edwards 3 months ago +5

      @Tomáš Chlebek hahhahahaha

    • Alex B
      Alex B 3 months ago +3

      Well I’m also in the PNW and fire season happens every…single…year. It’s going to happen this year, and it’s been happening way before 2016 lol.
      Y’all need to sack up, it’s not that bad unless you’re in the path.

    • James Tregedeon
      James Tregedeon 3 months ago +5

      @Zak Edwards silly little boy

  • Harley.Quinn 1313
    Harley.Quinn 1313 3 months ago

    I'm in Ontario and it's not really orange like down in NYC but it's definitely hazy like that and smells like bonfire out here but thankfully we're a few hours away from the fires in Ontario. We just FINALLY got some rain so HOPEFULLY that helps🤞My brother and sis-in-law are in Calgary, Alberta and they have been wearing masks outside too cuz it has been pretty bad out in Alberta as well. Poor Canada has had a rough time with fires this year. We have them in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec AND Nova Scotia.

  • Demetrios
    Demetrios 3 months ago

    This was a great video, the drone shots with the music. so good. the whole story of the video and how it was shot.

  • Thomas Bobinski
    Thomas Bobinski 3 months ago +1

    I work outside everyday for 8+ hours in NC and I could definitely feel the air was heavier and there was a haze everywhere you went.

  • Vedant Kale
    Vedant Kale 3 months ago +3

    I always wanted to imagine how NYC would look like if it was based in Mexico. This video perfectly shows me that.

    • Liiday
      Liiday 3 months ago

      I see who you are, you are my enemy

  • l
    l 3 months ago +19

    Even though I had a mask on, my lungs still hurt and it ended 2 days ago for me. Love to all those in Canada that are effected❤❤

    • Crystal Huang
      Crystal Huang 3 months ago

      hey just so you know it's "affected"

    • Krishna Lynne
      Krishna Lynne 3 months ago +2

      Appreciate the love to us Canadians! Sending love back. Stay safe out there

  • Yash Ghorecha
    Yash Ghorecha 3 months ago +209

    Casey has built a beautiful & timeless archive of the city over the years. Love it (Hoping everyone in NY is doing okay,stay safe folks)

  • Alexandre Pilon
    Alexandre Pilon 3 months ago +1

    I think its worse because we are so not used to have that that many fires, specially at this time of year, it rained the last couple days so hopefully the worst is behind us(for these one at least) In Quebec we usually have 5 square miles affected by fires at this time of year, So far we are at 2500 ... thats 167 905 303 acres

  • Derek Sanford
    Derek Sanford 3 months ago

    We had really bad wild fires here in central Florida in 1998. It was raining ash everywhere, the air was worse than that, couldn’t be outside unless you wanted to inhale camp fire and smell like a camp fire. Went on for over a month!

  • Rob Whiteside
    Rob Whiteside 3 months ago

    How do you manage to fly a drone in NYC? I always been worried about the rules banning drones in NYC.

  • Heinrich Ferreira
    Heinrich Ferreira 3 months ago

    Exactly the same as what happened in Sydney Australia during the 2019 wildfires. In the middle of the day looking at the sun was like looking at a night scene with the moon

    JUSTxSEB 2 hours ago

    Another amazing vlog, awesome seeing the Ecto-1, hyped for the movie when it comes out :)

  • Kasey
    Kasey 3 months ago +444

    As a native Northern Californian, we feel the effects of the fire season yearly. The N95's and air purifiers help.

    • Sum_girl
      Sum_girl 3 months ago +9

      Yes! Only difference is we had the fires only miles away from us with that bad of smoke. I was a part of the carr fire and camp fire in northern ca

    • Joseph B
      Joseph B 3 months ago +6

      I was getting a headache in California with the wildfires but then I started wearing a n95 mask and that helped tremendously.

    • Tonio Estrada
      Tonio Estrada 3 months ago +6

      Right I’ve seen the skies dark at 3pm with ash falling in Medford OR

    • Robert Ryan
      Robert Ryan 3 months ago +6

      I came to say the same… this is literally every late summer/fall in NorCal.

    • Jacy Huynh
      Jacy Huynh 3 months ago

      Also use a netipot or sinus rinse to flush out junk

  • dogmom87
    dogmom87 3 months ago +1

    I’m from Eastern Canada, and want to thank you for your kind words. We are sorry for all the smoke, please stay safe out there.

  • BGB
    BGB 3 months ago +1

    The work you do is a service to society and stylish as well

  • Andrew
    Andrew 3 months ago

    Watching your videos, feels like I'm watching the past but also the future at the same time

  • Ajax Fox
    Ajax Fox 3 months ago

    I live in eastern canada/Quebec, up north near Montreal,
    for two-three days there was lot of smog, the sun was red and the outside smells like campfire, it felt like unreal
    seeing this footage from NYC seems so unreal

  • AnxiolyticEpidemic
    AnxiolyticEpidemic 3 months ago +1

    Experienced this quite a few times in the four corners. Especially in Albuquerque, NM. Pretty wild to see for the first time. Especially in NYC

  • Kelvin Zarkman Medina
    Kelvin Zarkman Medina 3 months ago +134

    I’m convinced that this would be one of the videos Casey would make during the pandemic when he didn’t leave the city, the cinematography is there, the dialogue with the people is there and a straightforward context of how NYC is doing in 4 minutes, nothing short of amazing Casey

    • Charles Carpenter
      Charles Carpenter 3 months ago +7

      that would have been epic if Casey were in NYC making vids during the pandemic

    • You can just call me Dude.
      You can just call me Dude. 3 months ago +1

      What do you like so much about this video? I like the music. Kinda reminds me of music from elementary school in the early 90's. Which may have come from an old projector reel film made in the 70s lol

    • Ahmed Kamal Hasin
      Ahmed Kamal Hasin 3 months ago +3

      He spoke of this multiple times that he regrets not being in NYC during the pandemic to document it and express the real struggle.

  • Todd Teagarden
    Todd Teagarden 3 months ago

    I was there yesterday for the worst of it and luckily my flight out of there was not delayed at all.. thank you new LGA! Now breathing clean air in FL!