New York – Continuing its push into local content, AOL (NYSE: AOL) said
on Wednesday it has relaunched its online City’s Best guides in 25 major U.S.
The guides include editors’ picks for the best food, entertainment and
lifestyle options — in categories such as "Best After Work Bars,"
"Best Places to Break Up" and "Best Tattoo & Piercing
Site visitors can then vote for their favorite businesses,
either through the citybest.com website or new iPhone and Android apps.
initially launched the guides in 1999, but dropped them in 2008.
Now, with the
company’s push toward local content, such as its network of Patch hyperlocal
news sites, AOL officials said the timing was right for a comeback.
"Launching City’s Best is an important step in AOL Local’s goal of
providing the highest quality, most relevant and most accessible local
information, from hyper-local to major-metro markets," said Jon Brod, the
president of AOL Ventures, Local and Mapping.
"We are tapping into professional
editors and writers, in addition to community members."