Apparently New York City has over 90,000 vintage photos on 35-millimeter film which they would love to sell. And Google might just help them with that.
Under a proposed deal, Google would digitise those pictures of "Manhattan buildings that were originally shot for tax purposes," and show them off in Google Maps. Seems neat, and I'd be one very happy city-explorer on my next trip if this deal went through and if Google Maps were somehow integrated into the Phantom City iPhone app folks. iPhone-powered trips through history ahead. [NY Times]