Google updated 3D buildings in Google Earth for New York City! Tilt your view so you can see the buildings in all their glory. You can also open Street View imagery within Earth these days, like you can in web-based sibling Google Maps (the distinction between Google Earth is further blurred by the fact that Maps received a more Earth-like interface recently, and that Google Earth is also available as a browser plug-in by now).
In other recent news, Google discontinued Google Earth Plus, which had cost $20 per year. Still available are the free version as well Google Earth Advanced (it costs $400, and lets you export movies) and Google Earth Enterprise.
Source:→ Google Earth Blog