A rather clever promotional stunt for the forthcoming fantasy movie “Chronicle” (about three guys who wind up with Superman-like superpowers, at least one of whom – according to the commercials I’ve seen – goes bugnuts).
Of course, these RC airplanes shaped like people are being shown here flying around a rather empty looking region across the river from Manhattan, not in New York City proper. They appear to be very low-mass and low-power vehicles; it would be interesting to see a higher performance version. It’d be more interesting to see a higher performance version actually zipping up and down the streets of Manhattan. But I’d guess that would be *all* kinds of illegal.