Google Street View Adds Historic Images Of New York City

Posted May 29, 2013

Google has added new historical images to the city of New York on Google Street View.  The new images have been added to the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, and neighborhoods that were hit by Hurricane Sandy.  Google collaborated with a nonprofit organization called Historypin to aggregate the collection of images and stories that highlights the impact from Hurricane Sandy (as seen above) and shows how the city has recovered.  The Google Street View team and Historypin created a photo and video album called Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild.

The 9/11 Memorial on Google Street View is a way to pay tribute in case you cannot pay respects in person to the people that lost their lives in the attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA.

The imagery from Central Park was put together in partnership with the Central Park Conservancy. The Street View camera crew went around the park and collected the 360-degree imagery of the trails and paths.