Landmarks: NY iPhone update – version 1.9

The latest version (1.9) of Landmarks: New York is now available for the iPhone.  We’ve incorporated lots of new information and enhancements, including:

  • Landmark sites are up-to-date as of October 2011.  One of the latest landmarks (Westbeth in Greenwich Village) is shown in the screenshots below (the “Bell Telephone Lab” site at Washington and Bethune streets):


  • Facebook is added to the “Share” option for each landmark. You can directly post information about each landmark to your wall, with a customized note.  Here’s what you’ll see when you post to your wall:

  • Updates include rejected landmarks. In September 2011 the New York City Council overturned the landmark designation for the Hardenbrook-Somarindyck House at 135 Bowery in Manhattan, even though the Landmarks Commission designated this landmark just 3 months earlier [PDF]. This is the 3rd landmark designation rejected by the Council since 1998. These rejected sites are now added to the app, with a note about their designation status.
  • Many new photos have been added, and current ownership and land use information has been updated as of the NYC 2011/2012 assessment roll.  Examples below:


  • Search distance and miles vs. kilometers are now preferences. You don’t have to set these each time you do a search. You can easily change the search radius, and switch from miles to kilometers, from a Preferences button:

  • A “tab bar” is added to the map. Now you can easily search by location or street, change the map type, and set preferences without leaving the map.  You can also display different basemaps from Google:


  • A Google Street View image has been added for each landmarked site.
  • Overall software updates to improve performance.

What do you think?

About Steven Romalewski

Thinking about the future of geography while managing geoweb projects and GIS/spatial analysis research, with a focus on urban dynamics.
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