Attending Comic-Con and hoping to get off the floor for a few hours to see some of New York? Here's one way to make sure you don't miss all the sci-fi-related sights the city has to offer—such as Hook & Ladder 8 (the real-life Ghostbusters firehouse) and the Flatiron Building (which stood in for the Daily Bugle in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies).
The Syfy City Guide is a travel app that highlights sci-fi and fantasy locations throughout New York City, locations that include themed restaurants, classic movie landmarks, comic book shops and more. And if you're going to be in town, you might as well download the app and visit some cool places. (And hey, even if you're not going to be at NYCC, download it anyway. Comic-Con may be only one weekend, but NYC is forever!)
Here's the official description from the App store:
Aliens, monsters and superheroes aren't the only ones attacking New York City! Now you can too, with Syfy's NYC City Guide! Syfy brings you the best science fiction and fantasy destinations New York has to offer in this exclusive app for the iPhone, along with Halloween-themed events and entertainment happening all October.
Syfy has hand-picked over 200 locations in New York City, inspired by your favorite genre. Locations include sci-fi themed restaurants and bars, comic and high-tech shops, famous landmarks and filming locations, as well sci-fi inspired exhibits and events!
Don't know where to start? Syfy has you covered with the 'Syfy Picks' section. Syfy narrows down the best of the best on a regular basis, so you'll always know what the hottest places and events are!
And with the included Purple Pumpkin coupon, you'll have access to exclusive discounts and special offers all throughout the Big Apple during the month of October. Get great gifts, see thrilling exhibits, catch Broadway shows and more, all at discounted prices thanks to Syfy's HalloweeNYC.
The app features specific details on each location. Including photos, user reviews, check-ins via Foursquare, pricing, telephone numbers and websites. The app also includes Syfy's exclusive Message Board feature. When navigating NYC, the app can alert you when you are near a location where you can leave a message for others to check out only when they're near the same location. Leave your virtual mark at any of the locations in the app!
This app is essential for any sci-fi/fantasy fan looking to get the most out of NYC!
You can download the app here.