Central Park NYC Sites
By Ardea Media
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Many think it’s the greatest park in the world. This app will make it yours.
Central Park has delighted untold millions of visitors since it opened 150 years ago. Within its 843 acres you can ice skate, rock climb, bird watch, play tennis, toss a Frisbee, take a swim, row a boat, shoot some hoops, ride the carousel, see a play, hear a concert, hike in the woods, admire the arches, visit the zoo — and that's just for starters. Now, with Central Park NYC Sites, 21st-century technology can help you fully enjoy this 19th-century marvel.
The app's creators, Ellen Williams and Steve Radlauer, are the authors of The Historic Shops & Restaurants of New York as well as other books and Touchscreen Tours™ that bring cities alive for travelers and natives. This app shows you all of Central Park's major points of interest — more than 115 of them — and then guides you to them. Each site is illustrated with a terrific photograph that flips to reveal a lively description. For places with phone numbers or websites (for example, the zoo and the bicycle-rental concession), one-touch buttons let you easily connect.
To find a site’s exact location in the park, just tap the Map button; tap again and the iPhone’s built-in GPS will show you how to get there from your current location. It can take you from the Shakespeare Garden to the Ravine, or the Swedish Cottage to the Obelisk, or Pilgrim Hill to the Balto statue. If you don’t have a specific destination in mind, the app can show you everything that’s nearby, which makes it easy to decide what you’d like to see or do next. There are the well-known sites (the Mall, the Lake, the Sheep Meadow), and the out-of-the-way places you may never have seen (the graceful Gothic Bridge, the historic Blockhouse, the quiet, wooded Pinetum). The app can also quickly lead you to the nearest refreshments and restrooms. And you can keep track of the places you like best with the Favorites button, for future visits or your own Central Park album.
Whether you're planning a trip to New York or you are in and out of the park all the time, this app is an invaluable guide to one of the city's greatest treasures.
Have fun getting to know New York better — with the Central Park NYC Sites Touchscreen Tour™.
Please note that GPS/Location Services must be turned on for the app to work.
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What's New in Version 1.1
When I visited New York recently, I enjoyed using this app. Not only could I find playgrounds for my son to play at, but also, it was helpful because it listed places where I might be able to find something to drink in Central Park area - very handy for this time of year.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Mar 03, 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 19.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ardea Media
- © 2011 Ardea Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.