In December 2010, LW! launched the FIRST EVER iPhone app walking tour of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. We zeroed in on the area around the Dakota Apartments on West 72nd St. and Central Park West, educating “tour goers” on architectural styles, neighborhood history, and lesser known “fun facts”.
DID YOU KNOW? The Aylsmere Apartments were so named to evoke an Olde English lineage, but it appears no such place actually exists in England!
The app has been a hit! From the good ol’ USA to Italy, from Norway to Canada, from Australia to Belgium, from Malaysia to France, from India to Japan, people are exploring the Upper West Side with LW’s iPhone walking tour app. So guess what … we’re ready to do it all again! But this time, you get to help decide where our tour takes us!
DID YOU KNOW? The statue of composer Verdi in his eponymous Square is surrounded by four figures, each representing a character from one of his operas.
We want to hear from you! What would you like to see in a second app from LW!? Have a hankering for more information on the area highlighted in our first app? Is there another West Side enclave that you’re dying to learn more about? Tell us what you think!
We’re listening …