On the Waterfront: A Historical Virtual Reality Tour of New York Harbor

PHOTO: A panoramic view of the New York skyline is seen from its harbor in May 2016.Ben Schellpfeffer/ABC News
A panoramic view of the New York skyline is seen from its harbor in May 2016.

Even life-long residents of New York manage to forget the city centers around an island. Experience a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) tour of the waterfront as time slips into the river's flow.

Explore the ageless coast of New York City aboard the Classic Harbor Line Yacht Manhattan. Gaze out over sunset while floating past the Statue of Liberty and cruising beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Listen as architectural historian John Kriskiewicz reveals a history of New York's evolving skyline amid the changing tides of industry, commerce and culture.

Watch in full 360-degree video here or in VR with the Jaunt app for iOS, Android and Samsung Gear.