You want to get the best out of New York City, but you need some help.
There's an app for that.
Technology makes it a little easier to pinpoint where to eat, how to travel, and what makes your neighborhood great.
DNAinfo has rounded up five apps that will help your get the most out of your city:
The only news app that's going to alert you when something is happening down the block. From breaking news to restaurant openings, our app lets you pick just the neighborhoods you want to follow so you know what's going on near your apartment and your office. Share photos with your neighbors, and talk about neighborhood matters.
Every New Yorker knows where to stand on the subway to make getting from train to exit at their stop the shortest possible trip. This app will step up your game by showing you where to board and exit each and every subway and bus to get you to your destination there just a little bit faster. The app also has bus and subway maps so you'll never be lost again.
This app promises to work with your schedule to create happy hours outside the normal 4 to 7 p.m. time. Here's how it works. You can find restaurants and bars with happy hours happening now or later, or you can create your own happy hour. Just grab your friends and head to a participating spot, show a server the app's handy 60-minute countdown clock, and relax with a discounted adult beverage.
In a city that seemingly runs on coffee, Cups takes getting your java fix to the next level. The subscription-based app has two options: a 15% off if you pay-as-you-go or a pre-paid coffee plan that promises cups for as low as $2 at participating independent coffee shops. All purchases are made through the app.
If you want to explore your city but stay away from the tourist traps, check out this app. It's meant for travelers who want tips on what to do and where to eat and drink, but there's no reason you can't use it to explore the best of your neighborhood and beyond.