Flight Simulator 2020: Sightseeing in New York

Free addon sets more than 200 POI markers to landmarks and sights

This addon for Flight Simulator 2020 places >200 markers to landmarks, sights, point of interests and places in New York.

The scenery covers the area in a size of 35km x 45 km. The data for the markers come partially from Geonames.org and were supplemented with own information.

Flight Simulator 2020 New York, USA
This is how the addon looks on the world map (Source: Flight Simulator 2020)
New York sightseeing in Flight Simulator 2020
New York with the POI markers - At any given time, only the text of one marker is displayed. By changing the viewing angle and distance, other texts are displayed or other markers are shown. (Source: Flight Simulator 2020)

Download and setup of the software

There are three simple steps:

  • Download and save ZIP file
  • Unzip file
  • Place the directory in the community folder of the FS2020

Download Version 0.1

Free for personal use. Do not upload it to other servers.

FS 2020 Community folder
The addon must be placed in this community folder - The file must be unzipped.

Known issues

Due to a bug in FS 2020 it happens again and again that after a certain time no markers are displayed at all or only the white "poles" without the blue discs. It happens the more often, the more markers are used. That is why I have limited the number of markers here.

Included places and objects

205 Objekte

Water

Bays

  • Bowery Bay
  • Flushing Bay
  • Gravesend Bay
  • Head of Bay
  • Jamaica Bay
  • Paerdegat Basin
  • Princes Bay
  • Thurston Basin

Channels

  • Bergen Point East Reach
  • Constable Hook Reach

Canals

  • Dutch Kills

Lakes

  • Cameron Lake
  • Grasmere Lake
  • Harlem Meer
  • Leeds Pond
  • Meadow Lake
  • The Lake
  • The Pond

Ponds

  • Wolfe's Pond

Reservoir

  • Cope Lake
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
  • Silver Lake Reservoir
  • Valley Stream Pond

Parks, areas

Parks

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Bryant Park
  • DeWitt Clinton Park
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Freshkills Park
  • Great Lawn
  • Madison Square Park
  • Pelham Bay Park
  • Pier A Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Washington Square Park

Cities, villages

Places

  • Baxter Estates
  • Manhasset
  • Manorhaven
  • New Brighton
  • Plandome
  • Port Washington
  • Saint George
  • Sands Point

Places

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens

Roads, railroads

Roads

  • Wall Street

Railroad yards

  • West Side Yard

Tunnels

  • Hugh L Carey Tunnel
  • Pennsylvania Tunnels
  • Queens Midtown Tunnel

Spots, buildings, farms

Heliports

  • Downtown Manhattan Heliport
  • East 34th Street Heliport
  • Liberty National Helipad
  • Newport Helipad
  • NYPD Heliport
  • University Hospital Heliport
  • West 30th Street Heliport

Amphitheaters

  • East River Park Amphitheater

Pieces of art

  • The Vessel
  • Unisphere (1964 New York World's Fair)

Beacons

  • Robbins Reef Light

Bridges

  • 145th Street Bridge
  • Bayonne Bridge
  • Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
  • Francis R. Buono Memorial Bridge
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Goethals Bridge
  • Harlem River Lift Bridge
  • Hell Gate Bridge
  • Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge
  • Macombs Dam Bridge
  • Madison Avenue Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Pelham Bay Bridge
  • Pelham Bridge
  • Pulaski Bascule Bridge
  • Raritan Bay Drawbridge
  • Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
  • Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
  • Roosevelt Island Bridge
  • Third Avenue Bridge
  • Throgs Neck Bridge
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
  • Wards Island Bridge
  • Whitestone Bridge
  • Williamsburg Bridge
  • Willis Avenue Bridge

Buildings

  • Apollo Theatre
  • Bank of America Tower (2009, 366m/1200')
  • Castle Clinton
  • Central Park Tower (2020, 472m/1550')
  • Chrysler Building (1930, 319m/1046')
  • Flatiron Building (1902)
  • Lipstick Building
  • MetLife Building (Pan Am, 1963, 246m/808')
  • New York City Hall
  • New York State Pavillon
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • One Vanderbilt (2020, 427m/1401')
  • One World Trade Center (2014, 541m/1776')
  • One Worldwide Plaza (1989, 237m/778')
  • Rockefeller Center / Comcast Building (1933, 259m)
  • Steinway Tower (2021, 435m/1428')
  • Time Warner Center (2003, 229m/750')
  • United Nations Headquarters

Churches

  • Saint Patrick's Cathedral
  • Trinity Church (1846)

cemeteries

  • Beth David Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Cemetery of the Evergreens
  • Cypress Hills Cemetery
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
  • Montefiore Cemetery
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Mount Zion Cemetery
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Saint Michael's Cemetery

Facilities

  • Canarsie VOR/DME

Gardens

  • New York Botanical Garden

Harbors

  • Great Kills Harbour

Hospitals

  • Coler Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Staten Island University Hospital

Hist. sites

  • Fort Jay

Hotels

  • Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Libraries

  • New York Public Library

LTHSE

  • North Brother Lighthouse
  • Princes Bay Light

Monuments

  • Brooklyn War Memorial
  • Concorde (plane)
  • Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
  • Rockefeller Fountain
  • To the Struggle Against World Terrorism
  • Untermyer Fountain
  • USS Intrepid (aircraft carrier)
  • Washington Arch

Museums

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • El Museo Del Barrio
  • Guggenheim Museum (1959)
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Museum of the Jewish Heritage
  • National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • New York Hall of Science
  • Queens Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Operas

  • Metropolitan Opera House

Piers

  • Pier 1
  • Pier 11
  • Pier 3
  • Pier 94
  • Pier 97

Places

  • Staten Island

Power stations

  • Astoria Energy Plant
  • Hudson Generating Station
  • Ravenswood Generating Station

Golf courses

  • Dyker Beach Golf Course

Stations

  • Grand Central Terminal (1913)
  • Hoboken Terminal
  • Hunterspoint Station
  • Pennsylvania Station

Railroad yards

  • Sunnyside Yards

Squares

  • Columbus Circle
  • Times Square

Stadiums

  • Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • Citi Field
  • Yankee Stadium

Sewage treatment plants

  • Bowery Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Newtown Creek Wasterwater Treatment Plant
  • Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant

Theaters

  • Carnegie Hall

Railroad tunnels

  • Holland Tunnel

Towers

  • Observation Tower (seen in Men in Black)

Zoos

  • Bronx Zoo
  • Central Park Zoo
  • Queens Zoo

Mountains, hills

CAPE

  • Motts Point
  • Rockaway Point

Islands

  • Barren Island
  • Canarsie Pol
  • Clifford Island
  • Davids Island
  • Echo Island
  • Ellis Island
  • Goose Island
  • Harrison Island
  • Hoffman Island
  • Hog Island
  • Huckleberry Island
  • Island of Meadows
  • Mill Rock
  • North Brother Island
  • Oak Island
  • Pine Island
  • Pralls Island
  • Rikers Island (prisons)
  • Roosevelt Island
  • Ruffle Bar
  • Sedge Island
  • Shooters Island
  • South Brother Island
  • Swinburne Island
  • Tank Island
  • Yellow Bar Hassock

Notes and sources

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 © Microsoft Corporation. The screenshots were created according to the Verwendungsregeln für Spielinhalte by Microsoft using content from Flight Simulator 2020, but is not supported by or affiliated with Microsoft.

Geonames
Data source
https://www.geonames.org/

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