Just in time for the season two premiere of Cinemax’s original Emmy award-winning show “The Knick,” a new interactive app was released by HBO. The Knick: Anatomy of NYC takes you on a tour of the city and its history through the eyes of the show’s characters. With the show’s new season premiering tonight, Oct. 16, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for you to take a look at this interesting new app.
The Knick: Anatomy of NYC takes you on a virtual tour of New York City in the 1900s. There are locations displayed nicely on a map, or in grid form, that you can select for more information. Each location you choose shows a historical photo and provides a great summary. Get details about the Orphan Asylum, Immigration Booms on Ellis Island, Harlem Hospital, and more. Each location can also be shared on Twitter or Facebook along with its photo.
There were immeasurable changes to the landscape of New York City in the 1900s. This app provides a virtual tour of that era and a platform to learn about the cultural changes in medicine, gender and race that brought us to where we are today.
There is nothing complicated about using The Knick: Anatomy of NYC. The map includes icons for the locations so you can easily see what type of place it is, from hotels to hospitals to districts. The background provided on the locations is very interesting, so whether you are a current viewer of “The Knick” or just enjoy learning about the city’s history, the app is nice to have.
The Knick: Anatomy of NYC is designed for iPhone and available for free on the App Store.