Here’s what’s new with Landmarks: New York (version 1.5):
1) More info
The app now includes 700+ thumbnail photos of NYC landmarks from Wikipedia (and you can view the full photos without closing the app).
We’ve also updated descriptions for hundreds of sites throughout the city — identifying how many landmarks are:
- current or former places of worship or their interiors (151);
- museums, museum interiors, or other historical/cultural sites (49);
- public libraries or library interiors (23);
- current or former school facilities, other than colleges or universities (54);
- current or former theatres or theater interiors (77);
- current or former NYC Police Department facilities (14); and
- current or former NYC Fire Department facilities (17).
- currently owned by a foreign government (13).
The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission added the latest city landmark on April 12 — St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — and we’ve included it in the app.
2) More search options
We also added a 2 mile (or 2 kilometer) search radius option — see screen shot at right. This can be especially useful for locating landmarks outside Manhattan.
3) Site specific maps
Each landmark profile now includes a site-specific locator map. When you tap a landmark from the map or in a list, you can see at a glance where it’s located. See example below.