NYC and Co. unveils smartphone map app

April 3, 2012 5:54:02 AM PDT
A new free smartphone app will help tourists navigate New York City's restaurants, stores, attractions and more.

NYC Map is slated was unveiled Monday by NYC and Co., the city's tourism and marketing arm. It was designed by CityMaps, a local start-up.

The app will provide access to nearly 90,000 restaurants, stores, attractions, hotels and bars.

Its features include reservation bookings on OpenTable, movie ticket purchases via Fandago and information about public transportation.

Users can also check in on Foursquare, send tweets and upload photos.

The iPhone app will be available for download on iTunes. City officials say they hope to expand to Android and Blackberry devices soon.

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