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Free App: UrbanWonderer for iPhone

here’s a free app for you New Yorkers out there to help you explore your wonderful city. It’s called UrbanExplorer and it helps you explore and learn more about your city on foot. It’s great for sight-seeing, business travelers or first time visitors.


After the app user selects the New York City tour they’d like to take, they’ll see their current location, and the tour path, on a street-level city map. As they follow the path they’ll see their actual progress, as well as markers identifying important sights. Tapping one of these markers will play an in-depth audio narrative about that particular sight.


As an audio example, UrbanWonderer’s tour of the SoHo has a two-part audio segment on the neighborhood’s longtime ghost, Elma Sands, and the 1800 murder trial that captivated the entire city. This tragic tale, with its Halloween-fitting ending, can be heard at


UrbanWonderer was conceived by licensed New York City sightseeing guide Steven Craig Sickles, and entrepreneur Ron Samson. "About 8 years ago I was standing in midtown New York," Mr. Sickles says, "and as I looked around, I realized how little I truly knew about New York City’s history and architecture. I vowed then to learn as much about the city as I could. Now UrbanWonderer will hopefully help thousands of New York City visitors better know and enjoy this extraordinary city."


UrbanWonderer Audio Tours not only offer a wealth of in-depth information about New York City history and architecture, but they also deliver insider knowledge about the best restaurants, shopping, and cultural offerings. It’s like having a licensed New York City tour guide in your pocket. And new tours will be added to the app every 2 to 3 weeks.


Download the free UrbanWonderer Audio Tour iPhone app from Apple’s AppStore on iTunes. For more information on UrbanWonderer Audio Tours, visit, or email us at info[at]