Google announced on Wednesday that it has added new New York imagery to Google Maps Street View, including imagery of neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy, a tour of the 9/11 Memorial, and 360-degree imagery of Central Park.
"To create a space where the New York community can share memories from before, during, and after the storm, we partnered with Historypin on a community photo and video album called Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild," says Susan Molinari, VP of Public Policy at Google. In the album, you can discover and contribute old and new images of the places that mean the most to you."
"For example, I found this photo of a house on Staten Island’s New Dorp Beach," adds Molinari. "'You can take our home but you can’t take our heart' is scrawled across its boarded up windows. That’s Staten Island for you -- we persevere and help each other up when we fall."
The 9/11 Memorial imagery includes panoramic images of the North and South pools, which let you see victims' names engraved along the edges:
For Central Park, Google partnered with Central Park Conservancy, and collected 360-degree imagery of trails, paths and plazas: