I know y'all be waiting on this.
I think that this video was done and directed creatively. Anthony Mandler, the same director from Hova's Lost Ones and D.O.A shot the video at Fort Totten Park in NYC. However, Run This Town isn't meant to look like the average streets of New York. The concept in which Mandler built upon was that of an ancient, chaotic, and foreign environment. Mandler definitely produced this video to its fullest potential.