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New York Know-It-All

By Thirteenth Floor Studios, LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


New York Know-It-All focuses on New York City's rich culture and history. Whether you are a visitor or a denizen of the Village, you are sure to love the depth and breadth of information you'll find about Manhattan.

Features include:
*All Content is included! No in app purchases necessary!
*No searching or planning, we push the interesting stuff to you!
*New fun facts coming out all the time, no updating required.
*Connect with Others! Share your trip on Facebook, Twitter, via email or text.
*Real writers from New York, no boring encyclopedia content!
*Can configure to run in the background. Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Topics include: Architecture, Culture, Restaurants, Film and TV, History, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums, Music, Parks, Sports, and Transportation

Walk around NYC and the app will alert you to sites as you come upon them. Fun taglines will entice you to click on the alerts to read more about them. Toggle to the map screen and see if there are some other points nearby or to check out your path. You don't even need to be in Manhattan, you can browse the database while at home or in your hotel to determine which points of interest to visit.

Enter a neighborhood and let New York Know it All be your walking guide!


What's New in Version 2.0

1. Over 100 new fun facts, with an emphasis on New York's Musical legacy.
2. Contribute your own content! Enter Your own facts on the New York Know-it-all website and see them appear in the app!
3. Updated for iOS 7
4. And of course a few bug fixes!

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Customer Reviews

Articles need to be clearer

Based on some of the descriptions, I'm not sure what the author is talking about. For example, there is a pin in Washington Square Park that links to an article how the apartment in Barefoot in the Park was on the top floor and didn't have an elevator. Am I suppose to be looking at the building used in the filming? Seems strange that the pin is in the park. Is it here because this is the park that Robert Redford runs through after drinking too much? Also, there is a pin for Phil Ochs. Nice, but what am I looking at? Did he live here? Since this is near the Bitter End, I assume it is because he played here. A much better description would be about the role this iconic club played in the NY music scene, because Phil Ochs is just one of the dozens of famous musicians that have played here.

Great idea!!!!

Just one thing...I am having a few problems with the zoom out feature after I have zoomed in to a POI. Otherwise pretty good.


no offline cache of map.

upon startup it takes forever to plop down hundreds of location pins that i didn't care for or ask for, and for which totally obsure the map and fill the screen.
app is not intuitive. it's just plain dumb with no purpose or usefulness whatsoever.


New York Know-It-All
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 1.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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