Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's Here ... and It's FREE!

LANDMARK WEST! iPhone Walking Tour App
featuring Manhattan's Upper West Side

In December of 2010, LANDMARK WEST! released the first ever iPhone walking tour app of Manhattan’s Upper West Side developed by Eastmedia, a Manhattan-based firm specializing in web and mobile software.
Designed by local experts for people of all ages and interests, Landmark West’s walking tour app is an innovative way to explore the architecture and history of one of New York City’s most beloved and vibrant neighborhoods.

The easy to use, free app tour highlights 35 landmark locations including the legendary Dakota Apartments, Beacon Theatre, Ansonia Hotel and American Museum of Natural History.  Each location features intriguing facts and striking photographs that tell the story of the Upper West Side’s development since the 19th century. The app provides not only serves as a source of useful information about the neighborhood's unique history and resources, but automatic updates on current development issues facing particular sites.  By tapping on a red “alert” screen graphic, users can access timely information via LW’s blog and take immediate action to help protect places they discover on the tour.

LANDMARK WEST! is an award-winning non-profit community organization working to preserve the best of the Upper West Side’s architectural heritage from 59th to 110th Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive.  Since 1985, we have worked to achieve New York City landmark status for nearly 2,700 individual buildings and historic districts (from only 337 in 1985), help residents and business to be skilled stewards of the built environment, and to safeguard the integrity of New York’s Landmarks Law.

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