The NY Times has the details on some creative apps for iPhone and Android to help enhance, or detract from, your Central Park experience…..
“From the listener’s perspective, the greatest potential for the app comes from the Geoplay mode, in which it automatically plays stories relevant to your location. When I turned this mode on while walking into Central Park, a historian began telling details of the park’s conception and construction.”
Here’s a terrific tour of St. Mark’s with lots of great photos from Forgotten NY….
“I have an affinity because many friends frequented and lived in the East Village, and as you might guess if you are a Forgotten NY reader, nostalgia is one of my primary activities. In May 2011 I walked St. Marks Place again and many of the locales I was familiar with are still holding firm, as well as most of the artwork of one of my favorite NYC “street artists””
Forgotten New York has a great photo tour of lower 2nd Avenue. There are side by side comparisons of photos taken along 2nd Avenue over the past 6 years highlighting what has changed, and what has remained the same. Get the pictures, and the story, here from Forgotten New York…
“Lower Second Avenue has been German (the Kleindeutschland devastated by the General Slocum accident in 1904) Jewish (the Second Avenue Deli its most noted manifestation), Indian, Polish, and even the Irish had a now-little known enclave. Now that some of lower 2nd is due to follow much of the Bowery under the wreckers’ ball, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the disparate shots and stitch them into a page that will reveal what is due to disappear, and what will still be.”
A Cupcake Crawl is a great idea. Visit Walking Tours Manhattan for details on this East Village/Lower East Side tour….
“It’s time for the always popular Cupcake Crawl, savor the best cupcakes in The Lower East Side and the East Village. Purchases are optional. Meet our tour guide with the red ball cap saying Walking Tours Manhattan on Sunday, May 22….”