Microsoft has come up with a nifty alternative to Google Maps.
It's not as simple as Google Maps and doesn't handle latitude/longitudes.
However it offers a couple new wrinkles:
1. Aerial (not satellite!!!) photos of (mostly urban) areas
2. The ability to do push pins which can be passed along in the URL (rather than Google Map's requirements that you get a developer token i.d. and learn how to pass along xml code.
The push pins don't move with different views (e.g., on the road map and angled aerial map and they don't move around when you change the view orientation). However they can be offer up a pretty impressive show.
Here's the long URL for the two locations in Manhattan that cohp recognizes as highpoints (Bennett and Tryon Parks).
Since that URL likely will wrap in your mail, here's a shorter version courtesy of tinyurl: