High Def Blast from the Past: Check Out This Incredible HD Video of NYC Back in 1993

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This throwback is too good to wait for Thursday.

The 90s are coming back in a big way, and we couldn't be more thrilled about it. All of the fashion trends we grew up with - chokers, mom jeans, brown lipstick - are making an appearance once again, and it's giving us some serious feels. 

And now, thanks to this incredible HD footage, we can travel back in time and experience the New York City of 1993.

It certainly was a different time - hair was bigger, cars were boxier, glasses were wider. But the most noticeable difference is undoubtedly the lack of smartphones. 

It's almost jarring to see an image of a sidewalk with not a single person immersed in their iPhone or capturing a video for Snapchat.

But it's also pretty refreshing, not to mention mesmerizing.

You may be wondering how such high quality footage existed in the 1990s. Don't worry, we're equally confused. 

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The uploader of the video explains: "In 2002 D-Theater D-VHS launched in the US—the dealers needed a demo tape of HD footage. JVC reused some HD video that had been shot as a demo for the Japanese HD market back in 1993."

The result is nothing short of amazing. Check it out for yourself here.



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[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy YouTube]