Welcome to the new Citymaps!
We’re so excited to introduce a new design that makes local discovery incredibly easy and fun. Apple liked our app so much, they featured us in the App Store! (That got us even more excited).
With Citymaps, you now have a personal map of places. 
1) Recommendations only from people you know
Tired of anonymous reviews? Follow friends and tastemakers and their favorite places will be highlighted for you, right on your map.
2) Social Search
Search just got incredibly easy. With 1-tap (yes, 1 tap!) you can quickly find all your favorite places or those of your friends.
3) Become a local tastemaker
"Heart" your favorite places and drop insider tips. These will appear on your friends’ maps so they always have your recommendations at their fingertips.
Figuring out where to go has never been easier! Go on, take it for a spin!

Welcome to the new Citymaps!

We’re so excited to introduce a new design that makes local discovery incredibly easy and fun. Apple liked our app so much, they featured us in the App Store! (That got us even more excited).

With Citymaps, you now have a personal map of places. 

1) Recommendations only from people you know

Tired of anonymous reviews? Follow friends and tastemakers and their favorite places will be highlighted for you, right on your map.

2) Social Search

Search just got incredibly easy. With 1-tap (yes, 1 tap!) you can quickly find all your favorite places or those of your friends.

3) Become a local tastemaker

"Heart" your favorite places and drop insider tips. These will appear on your friends’ maps so they always have your recommendations at their fingertips.

Figuring out where to go has never been easier! Go on, take it for a spin!

We’ve got the scoop on the newest restaurants that you don’t want to miss this Spring! Be the first in the know with this map of most anticipated restaurant openings.

Did we miss a new restaurant in your city? Let us know!

We’ve got the scoop on the newest restaurants that you don’t want to miss this Spring! Be the first in the know with this map of most anticipated restaurant openings.

Did we miss a new restaurant in your city? Let us know!

NYC’s Best Rooftops
A New Yorker’s favorite fair weather past-time is seeing the city from above (usually with a drink in their hand). Citymapper @kmgong has mapped the best rooftops in NY to marvel at the city’s architecture. We know where we’re spending our Spring evenings!

What are your favorite New York City rooftops? Let us know by adding them to our map, with the green + icon on our Citymaps profile!

NYC’s Best Rooftops

A New Yorker’s favorite fair weather past-time is seeing the city from above (usually with a drink in their hand). Citymapper @kmgong has mapped the best rooftops in NY to marvel at the city’s architecture. We know where we’re spending our Spring evenings!

What are your favorite New York City rooftops? Let us know by adding them to our map, with the green + icon on our Citymaps profile!

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC
NYC has a vibrant Irish culture—from pubs to museums and art centers, there’s more to St. Patrick’s Day in the Big Apple than getting drunk (although that’s great, too!) Check out these under the radar Irish spots for a unique St. Patty’s Day.

Got any fave Irish spots in the city? Let us know by adding them to our map through the green + button on our Citymaps profile!

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

NYC has a vibrant Irish culture—from pubs to museums and art centers, there’s more to St. Patrick’s Day in the Big Apple than getting drunk (although that’s great, too!) Check out these under the radar Irish spots for a unique St. Patty’s Day.

Got any fave Irish spots in the city? Let us know by adding them to our map through the green + button on our Citymaps profile!

San Francisco’s 2014 CAAM Fest!
From March 13th to 23rd, San Francisco’s Center for Asian American Media Festival is in full swing! Catch some amazing independent films, opening and closing parties, as well as art and music events in San Francisco’s indie music venues, cinemas, and museums! 

Which events are you most excited for? Add them to our map by using the green + button on our Citymaps userprofile!

San Francisco’s 2014 CAAM Fest!

From March 13th to 23rd, San Francisco’s Center for Asian American Media Festival is in full swing! Catch some amazing independent films, opening and closing parties, as well as art and music events in San Francisco’s indie music venues, cinemas, and museums! 

Which events are you most excited for? Add them to our map by using the green + button on our Citymaps userprofile!

A NYC Brazilian Experience!
This NYC winter, we’re pretending we’re mid South America in the heart of Brazil. With DanceBrazil’s return to New York, we’re celebrating with a week’s worth of salsa-worthy events!

Where do you go for your Brazilian fix? Send us your sangria recommendations by tapping the green + in our Citymaps profile!

A NYC Brazilian Experience!

This NYC winter, we’re pretending we’re mid South America in the heart of Brazil. With DanceBrazil’s return to New York, we’re celebrating with a week’s worth of salsa-worthy events!

Where do you go for your Brazilian fix? Send us your sangria recommendations by tapping the green + in our Citymaps profile!

NYC’s Best Ethnic Markets
Making dinner tonight? Give yourself an excuse to check out these amazing global markets! From Greek to Indian to Japanese, and more—NYC has so much to offer in ethnic foods!

Know all the local spots? Let us know about your favorite ethnic markets! Add to the map by tapping the green + sign in our Citymaps userprofile!

NYC’s Best Ethnic Markets

Making dinner tonight? Give yourself an excuse to check out these amazing global markets! From Greek to Indian to Japanese, and more—NYC has so much to offer in ethnic foods!

Know all the local spots? Let us know about your favorite ethnic markets! Add to the map by tapping the green + sign in our Citymaps userprofile!

South By Southwest 2014!
We can’t wait for SXSW 2014! From March 7th to 16th, Austin holds events around the city. From celebrity talks to technology panels to incredible bands—we’ve mapped the SXSW can’t miss events.

Which events are you excited about? Let us know and map out your SXSW adventure on the app! 

South By Southwest 2014!

We can’t wait for SXSW 2014! From March 7th to 16th, Austin holds events around the city. From celebrity talks to technology panels to incredible bands—we’ve mapped the SXSW can’t miss events.

Which events are you excited about? Let us know and map out your SXSW adventure on the app

We caught a sunny moment outdoors with Citymaps engineer Ben Gundersen to chat about his role as part of the Citymaps team and ideas on what we need most in the office.
How long have you worked at Citymaps?
Almost three years, if you count a stint as a contractor in the early days.
What kind of work do you do at Citymaps?
I’m a Director of Engineering and Product. What this means is that I manage my own core development projects (primarily the Citymaps web products) and assist with others, including our search tools and upcoming Android app.
What’s your favorite part about working here?
The ongoing, wacky family sitcom/soap opera that is our daily 11am lunch order. I’m pretty sure we’re putting some local Chinese delivery places’ kids through college, and rumor has it a VP at Seamless is naming his new sailboat after us.
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m a relatively novice New Yorker (born and raised in Oklahoma), so I’m still in discovery mode. I’ve recently become an avid snowboarder and longboarder. I love hiking, running, and exploring the endless array of restaurants and people that the city affords. I’m a programmer at heart, so side coding projects and hackathons are my outlet for the urge to build neat stuff.
What are your favorite maps on the app?
Mine, of course! I’m less of a “favorite sushi spots” sort of person, and more about pushing at the edges of what our maps and places can represent. Follow @ben, you’ll see what I mean.
If you could have one thing in the office, what would you want?
What every startup wants—a Scrooge McDuck style swimming pool full of money. Aside from that, maybe some kind of door answering robot. I’d name it Theodoor, or Doorthy. Are you writing these down?
Ha! That would be an ideal office pet. Thanks Ben! Follow his awesome maps at @ben for sweet puns, 24hr NYC eateries, and more! Citymaps is available for free in the App Store.

We caught a sunny moment outdoors with Citymaps engineer Ben Gundersen to chat about his role as part of the Citymaps team and ideas on what we need most in the office.

How long have you worked at Citymaps?

Almost three years, if you count a stint as a contractor in the early days.

What kind of work do you do at Citymaps?

I’m a Director of Engineering and Product. What this means is that I manage my own core development projects (primarily the Citymaps web products) and assist with others, including our search tools and upcoming Android app.

What’s your favorite part about working here?

The ongoing, wacky family sitcom/soap opera that is our daily 11am lunch order. I’m pretty sure we’re putting some local Chinese delivery places’ kids through college, and rumor has it a VP at Seamless is naming his new sailboat after us.

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m a relatively novice New Yorker (born and raised in Oklahoma), so I’m still in discovery mode. I’ve recently become an avid snowboarder and longboarder. I love hiking, running, and exploring the endless array of restaurants and people that the city affords. I’m a programmer at heart, so side coding projects and hackathons are my outlet for the urge to build neat stuff.

What are your favorite maps on the app?

Mine, of course! I’m less of a “favorite sushi spots” sort of person, and more about pushing at the edges of what our maps and places can represent. Follow @ben, you’ll see what I mean.

If you could have one thing in the office, what would you want?

What every startup wants—a Scrooge McDuck style swimming pool full of money. Aside from that, maybe some kind of door answering robot. I’d name it Theodoor, or Doorthy. Are you writing these down?

Ha! That would be an ideal office pet. Thanks Ben! Follow his awesome maps at @ben for sweet puns24hr NYC eateries, and more! Citymaps is available for free in the App Store.

The Best Graffiti Spots in NYC
NYC suffered a loss with the whitewashing of 5 Pointz, but that doesn’t mean that we’re lacking amazing street art. We’ve put together a map of the most interesting and the most hidden graffiti spots in NYC for your urban art tour.

Know any street art spots not on our list? Add ‘em to our map by tapping the green + icon in our Citymaps userprofile! 

The Best Graffiti Spots in NYC

NYC suffered a loss with the whitewashing of 5 Pointz, but that doesn’t mean that we’re lacking amazing street art. We’ve put together a map of the most interesting and the most hidden graffiti spots in NYC for your urban art tour.

Know any street art spots not on our list? Add ‘em to our map by tapping the green + icon in our Citymaps userprofile!