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TranquiliCity App Points the Way to New York City's Best Destinations for Refuge, Relaxation and Renewal
Jul 09, 2010 (01:07 PM EDT)
NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TranquiliCity™, a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, uses GPS guidance to pinpoint the way to relaxing locations throughout New York City. It includes carefully selected serene parks, soothing day spas, quiet meditation spots, rejuvenating yoga studios, waterfront retreats, secret sanctuaries and more.
Created by Allan Ishac, bestselling author of New York's 50 Best Places to Find Peace and Quiet, TranquiliCity is the ideal application for native New Yorkers, business travelers, the stressed out and the tensed up, anyone looking for a calming counterpoint to a fast moving city. The app includes more than 100 sanity-restoring entries in Manhattan and the five boroughs—with distances, directions, descriptions and photographs.
"New Yorkers know that for every hour of the city's non-stop action, we need a few minutes of restorative solitude and calm," says Ishac. "With TranquiliCity, even locals will find serene escapes they never knew existed." Ishac has spent more than fifteen years searching for urban sanctuaries and is an authority on creating tranquil city lifestyles. He is also the creator of the Internet oasis, findpeaceandquiet.com.
TranquiliCity includes original and exclusive content, and is the first and only app to focus on the quiet side of the world's busiest city. Locations are sorted into 12 categories including public spaces, parks, spiritual centers, museums, gardens, quiet restaurants, and more. TranquiliCity entries can be searched by category, name or distance from current location, and the app includes a "Favorites" feature allowing users to bookmark the best retreats for convenient revisits or for trip planning to New York. Hot links also make it possible to phone for reservations at day spas and serene restaurants, and with just a tap on the in-app map users get walking, driving or public bus directions from wherever they are to the tranquil place they'd like to visit.
The TranquiliCity app is currently available at the iTunes store for $.99. A full description of the new app and its unique features can be found at tranquilicityapp.com.