Google Partners With New York City On New Web SiteBy: 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. "nycgo.com 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 nycgo.com 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."