Google's Maps Street view received a major update on Wednesday that gives New Yorkers new high resolution imagery of the Big Apple. The 3 majors updates are the 9/11 Memorial, every corner of Central Park, and my personal favorite, some of the neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy. They’ve collaborated with the nonprofit Historypin to create a collection of images showing before, during, and after the storm. Users can view and add their own photos to the collection
Historypin Project Hurricane Sandy
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The 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site is a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on New York City, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA. Panoramic images of the North and South pools allow you to see victims’ names engraved along the edges of the pools. If you aren’t able to visit lower Manhattan to pay your respects in person, you can let Street View be your guide to this important and moving memorial.
It’s hard to find a more beloved piece of the city than Central Park. In partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, the Street View crew went all around park collecting 360-degree imagery of its trails, paths, and plazas, to bring views of both famous and little-known areas of the park to your browser or mobile phone