The DIRECTV blimp paid NYC another visit over the weekend where it was here to float over the NY Mets’ game at Citi Field.  Below it’s flying by the Chrysler Building and below the jump, it’s passing the Met Life Building….

DIRECTV blimp on the way to Citi field for the Mets game via the Chrysler Building

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DIRECTV Blimp Flirts with the Empire State Building

Posted by LG On May - 14 - 2011

I shot this close-up footage of the DIRECTV blimp flying around the Empire State Building last fall on September 10, 2010 but never got around to turning it into a video until now. The blimp looped around and around, making some close passes by the observation deck.

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Here’s a video of Conan O’Brien’s big orange blimp making the pilgrimage along the Hudson to Yankee Stadium for the American League Playoff game 5. Notable landmarks that can be seen on the way: One Penn Plaza, New York Times Building

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Conan O’Brien’s big orange blimp paid NYC another visit on 10/10/10. Here’s a video of its floating over Greenwich Village’s East Village.

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From the press releases, it sounded like Conan O’Brien’s blimp visit to NYC (in advance of the debut of his new show on TBS) was supposed to start earlier on 10/9, or at least people expected it to. For whatever reason, it seemed to be stuck in the Philly area and then parked at an airport in New Jersey for most of the afternoon. When it finally made its way up to Yankee Stadium to visit the playoff game, it was after dark, and if you blinked, you missed it’s trip. I managed to get a not so great still shot of it and some mostly distant video as it hauled a$$ up the west side. It looked bizarre, like an orange UFO!

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Visitors to the Empire State Building got a rare treat when the Met Life blimp floated through NYC several months ago and made passes right outside the observation deck. It flew around and around the city for much of the day and even cruised around the ESB as the sun was setting and after it was dark. This is a series of close up photos that I took and made into a slide show.

It’s so cool how close that big air whale passed by the ESB, although that building was supposed to originally be used as a blimp dock. Due to the high winds, that idea apparently didn’t work out so well as only one blimp was said to have successfully docked.

Photo date: 5/20/10

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