New York City? There's An App For That

by Sophie Russell · November 3, 2011

New York has 9 home-grown apps that allow a user to eat, sleep and breathe everything New York. Whether you want to find out where you can find store discounts, grab free condoms in an emergency (no judgment) or report problems on the roads, these apps are a must-have for any true New Yorker.

So here's what you need to know:

MiNY Discount

Displays vendors who take part in the MiNY program

Lists the best bargains they have to offer in NYC

NYC 311

Helps you report any damage you witness to the streets of NYC

From graffiti to restaurant complaints- you can even use this app to find your phone when you inevitably leave it in the backseat of a cab

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NYC City Hall

Keeps you up to date with Mayor Bloomberg

Fills you in on the happenings at City Hall

NYC Condom

Helps you find you access to free condoms, no matter what neighborhood you're in

Again, no judgment

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NYC Media

For all things Media in NYC- from videos, to news, and food reviews

NYC Stuff Exchange

Think of it as eBay but just for New Yorkers...with a little charity involved

Gives you options to buy, sell, donate or swap your wares across Gotham

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The fun way to learn about recycling - it's like being back in kindergarten, minus the naps and lack of responsibility

Play the game that everyone wins- including the environment! Learn what you can recycle, where and how.


If you find yourself thirsty in New York - and in our sweltering summer temps, it's more than likely - use this app to locate a water fountain

It's cheap, it's environmentally friendly, what more do you need to know?

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You The Man

The easy way to decide who will be designated driver (a spin-the-bottle method) *PUNS!*

Calculates your blood alcohol level and calls you a cab if you've had a little too much

Don't be surprised if you end up saying 'you the man' out loud to your smart phone after one too many cocktails

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