Google Partners With New York City On New Web Site

By: Mike Sachoff - January 21, 2009

Google has partnered with New York City to launch a new Web site that makes it easier for users to explore the city.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg offers details in a Google Blog post. " is the official resource on the web for all there is to see, do and experience in the City. This dynamic site uses Google Maps to help you plan your New York experience and find hotels, restaurants and entertainment, in addition to exclusive citywide savings and promotions."

"With you can use Google Maps to get directions to attractions throughout the City, and even send the info to your phone with Google Maps for mobile."


Visitors and residents can also take a trip to the new Official New York City Information Center at 810 Seventh Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd Streets.

"The Information Center features interactive map tables, powered by the Google Maps API for Flash, that let you navigate venues and attractions as well as create personalized itineraries, which can be printed, emailed or sent to mobile devices. Additionally, there’s a gigantic video wall that utilizes Google Earth to display a 3D model of New York City on which you can map out personalized itineraries."

Mike Sachoff

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  • Michael Ferranti

    As both a New Yorker, and a principal in an Internet Marketing Company, I see the great value in this application. Kudos once again to Michael Bloomberg for brilliant work.

    The marketing value of this program is astounding in blowing open the local search opportunity in the greatest city in the world (apologies to San Fran –New York is where it’s at).

    With the continued indexing and detailed street level photography, tied to the transportation vehicle that New Yorkers depend on –and millions of tourists from the US and abroad struggle with. The bait is to die for, and the hook is sharp!

    Expect Google to reel the consumer into local businesses…

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      I create/manage several websites and track visits and today I received traffic from Twitter. It took me a while to jump on Twitter as I didn’t “get” it or it’s importance. I am now a big fan and seeing the traffic is a big plus.

  • Emergency Medical Supplies

    Not a bad idea- it seems like everyone is buddying up to someone else- especially in the music industry…