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CENTRAL Park: Lunch Delivery To Your Blanket Via iPhone GPS

Seven NYC restaurants have signed onto a delivery service that will find you anywhere in Central Park via an iPhone GPS app.
A new iPhone application for food delivery to the Manhattan oasis debuted Saturday, with Sheep Meadow sunbathers free to order a slice and Great Lawn Frisbee tossers liberated to call for chow mein. The app comes with a GPS add-on, allowing the runners carrying the meals to locate hungry customers anywhere in the 843-acre park. "The GPS thing is a little freaky - that people can track you down like that," said Annie Yano, 28, of the upper West Side. "But I like it. It's great they're using it for Central Park. It's so convenient." The CityMint app is free for download, and offers meals from seven restaurants near the park. The cost of delivery is free, too. Customers can pay with credit cards or cash, with food available from noon-7 p.m. on weekends through Labor Day.
The service is called CityMint. The company plans to add many more restaurants to its Central Park delivery list.

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