In a case of better late than never, outside.in has added search. It’s on the upper right on the home page.
It really opens up the service. So much of the value of outside.in is buried beneath the start page. My favorite part of outside.in are the place pages that host all the blog discussions about a specific place. This morning I searched for Pier 40 and got this Pier 40 place page. Which is a great summary of the current debate about the development plans for the "central park" of lower Manhattan.
Check out your favorite place in outside.in by searching for it. You might learn something.