Sunday, September 16, 2007

Simphoni Exclusive Look at Cities Unlimited

SIMphoni posted an exclusive look at things to come in Cities Unlimited with Internet Director for Monte Cristo Multimedia, Da Silva.

The above shot at first glance looks like a real world picture until a closer look is taken. Realsim and attention to the fans needs and wants is the way Monte Cristo seems to be taking Cities Unlimted. You can see more of the exclusive pictures here.

Be on the look out for the official website set to launch sometime in next month. You can also join in on the discussion of Cities Unlimited over at Sitmropolis.

Update: Simtropolis has just posted an exclusive Q&A with Philippe about Cities Unlimited and the upcoming website.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11: Six Year Anniversary

Today marks the sixth year anniversary of September 11th. Today we will have a special update looking back at the World Trade Center through out the years.

1976-The 3 year old World Trade Center dominates the skyline and begins to become one of the icons of New York shortly after it is opened to the public on April 4, 1973.

The towers themselves don't just become notable, the entire complex and plaza eventually becomes iconic. The complex is so large a separate zip code is created for it.

1988- The Marriot World Trade Center (1981) on an early Monday morning.

1995- A quiet night on the plaza.

September 11, 2000- Tourists take in the breath taking views atop the World Trade Center Observation Deck on the South Tower. Visitors are greeted with a scale model of Manhattan, a virtual skyride and the panoramic views of the city and New York Bay.

September 10, 2001-

You can view more photos of the World Trade Center here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

NYC Taxi Drivers' Group Strikes Over GPS Tracking

Cab riders were met with a bit cab crunch today as a taxi drivers group launched a two day strike over the TLC installing GPS tracking in the cabs. Other than slightly longer lines outside of train stations and airports the cab riders didn't notice much of a difference in taxi volume.

Nonetheless the city allowed cabs to pick up multiple passengers due to an estimated drop of 1/5th of the 44,000 licensed cabs on the street.

You can see more coverage at NY1.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Sneak Peak at Tribeca

Tribeca is a neighborhood in Manhattan that is known as the Triangle Below Canal. It's located between Canal Street to the north, Broadway to the east, the Hudson River to the west and Chambers Street to the south. Here's a sneak peak at Tribeca in SimCity.

Tribeca has managed to maintain and preserve many of the original brick streets that once paved the city. It is one of the neighborhoods which has the most brick streets in Manhattan, in not in the entire city.

Luxurious lofts, and other unique and beautiful buildings house the residents and businesses located in Tribeca, but you'll have to pay a pretty penny to even rent here as Tribeca is Manhattan's most expensive neighborhood.

Stay tuned for more next time.