5 Apple Maps Navigational Blunders on the LES [List]

Posted on: September 27th, 2012 at 10:25 am by
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The new mapping client for iPhones is not only providing apocalyptic satellite views of cityscapes, it’s also giving incorrect directions to certain establishments on the Lower East Side. One reader wrote to inform us that Apple is placing Mulberry Street Bar on Worth Street in Chinatown. Not even close! Our tipster noted the following:

Took this up with owners of Mulberry St Bar. They were NOT HAPPY at all!

I was a bit scared. They got big dudes who wanted to know who to “talk” to.

I said “Apple.”

This prompted us to check on the status of some other neighborhood establishments. Herewith, a list of five other egregious mistakes.

In a perfect world, Starbucks would not occupy 80 Delancey, as this search eloquently illustrates:

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor was magically relocated to the corner of Bowery and Doyers:

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The Tenement Museum jumped to the east side of Orchard Street; Ludlow Manor and the DL are amidst an identity crisis:

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138 Division Street, home of Forgtmenot, is now near the corner of Ridge and Rivington:

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And as an honorable mention, CBGB lives forever on the map:

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