Tips for the New New Yorker: There’s an App for That!

The hustle and bustle of New York can sometimes become a bit overwhelming; but, there’s an app (or two or three) for that! There are so many apps out there and increasingly many dedicated to making life for a New Yorker a bit easier. Below is a list of my favorites out there for everything from navigating the subway to where to get mexican food at 2am! 


For Transit:

Getting around NYC is fairly simple when you get the hang of it; but, sometimes its just nice to know exactly when the train is coming. And for those days when certain lines are under construction it’d be nice to know prior to your trip! 

Embark NYC– This app is great for navigating and also works without any cell phone reception!

RoadifyNY– Gives up to the minute updates and users can even chime in on what’s going on where they are!


For Deals:

These apps definitely comes in handy when I’m out and about on a budget! They also encourage me to explore new stores and restaurants that I may not have tried before in the city! 

Scoutmob– Not only does this app “scout” for deals at restaurants but deals in stores, events and whatever else is happening in NY!

Groupon– We all know this one but having the app is super handy and makes it easier to find deals around the city!

Lustr Fashion Finder– This app is awesome for tracking down sales based on your location. You can even specify the type of product you’re looking for!


For Food:

Those days of racking your brain over what to eat are now over! Rejoice with these food apps!

MenuPages: Virtually every menu of every restaurant… ever.

Seamless: The awesome thing about New York is you can get almost any kind of food delivered at almost any time of day. This app tells you whats available in your area and who is delivering!

Big Oven: Not a food finding app but gives thousands of amazing recipes and lets you store your grocery list!

For Play:


For weekends out when you’re looking for something cool to do in the city these apps got ya covered!

Cool New York– This app is great for highlighting some of the “cool” hangouts, restaurants and events in NYC!

NYArtBeat– I hate being the last to know about a cool exhibition! This app is great for gallery hopping in NYC.


For a Little R&R:

Exams got you stressed? Can’t sleep? NYC a bit too noisy? Check out these apps for a little rest and relaxation! 

Ambiance– This “environment enhancer” does just that creating the perfect atmosphere to get all your work done!

Sleep Stream 2– This one is for all you insomniacs out there. This is the ultimate relaxation app for when you want to escape the busy sounds of New York!

Happy Apping! 


About Lauren

Hey all! I am currently a junior at Parsons in the Integrated Design fashion program. You can usually find me creating or making things, I love a great D.I.Y. Other favorite activities of mine include thrifting, consuming frozen yogurt, dancing and discovering new music!

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