The app version of my NYC guidebook Peaceful Places in NYC has been featured in the NYTimes, in the App City column by Josh Brustein. Here’s part of his great review —
TRANQUILLITY Peace and quiet are not New York’s strongest suits. But Peaceful Places New York City, an app adapted from a book by the same name, identifies more than 100 locations and activities for those looking to escape the grind. The app’s very appearance is calming, with its pale olive background and simple interface. There are, of course, many hiking and bird-watching suggestions, an impressive guide to quiet dining, and a good list of bookstores. Each entry includes a Peacefulness Rating of one to three stars. A three-star rating indicates that a place is consistently serene. For the one-star entries, the app dictates when they should be visited for maximum tranquillity. This is particularly useful with the night life and dining suggestions. Many popular rooftop bars can be peaceful, it turns out. Just put on your coat, and go when it’s cold.
I’ve also written an app version of NYC on the Cheap, with 150+ stores where you’ll never pay retail, cheap eats, and more. Click here to purchase and download NYC on the Cheap from the iTunes store.
Book, eBook or app — they make great holiday gifts, for yourself or somebody else, whether you live in New York or just visit. Have a suggestion for me to add to the apps, or for NYContheCheap website? Email me at nyconthecheap@yahoo.