No matter where you live in Manhattan—FiDiMidtownSoHo, or any other neighborhood—if you’re a New Yorker, you’re always on the go.
Thankfully, there are thousands of apps tailored just for NYC that make your life easier.
Don’t know the quickest route for your commute? Your iPhone’s got you covered.
Can’t decide where to eat brunch? Just check your handy Android.
At Platinum Properties, we’ve handpicked a list of the top 10 apps to download if you’re living in the big city.
1. Embark NYC
Equipped with an official subway map, routing directions, and real-time updates on delays and service interruptions, this free app is your one-tap guide to New York’s most popular mode of transit.

2. Exit Strategy

Every second counts in this city, and that’s why Exit Strategy is a must-download. Find out exactly which subway car you need to be riding in to be closest to the street exits and transfer portals, and never be a minute late to a meeting again.

3. Uber

Hailing a taxi can be tough. Enter: Uber. Better than a car service, this app instantly connects you with independent drivers in your vicinity.

4. Citi Bike

Know exactly where to unlock and return Citi Bikes. The app tells you where to find dock stations as well as the availability of bikes at each station. Also check out the places of interest near every station featured on the app.

5. Time Out New York

Explore museums, nightlife, shows, restaurants, and more on this all-in-one New York guide app. Time Out New York includes reviews and the ability to save and send your favorite listings.

6. NYC SampleSales

As the fashion capital of the world, New York has no shortage of sample sales.
To get the inside scoop on the best ones, download the NYC SampleSales app.

7. MenuPages

There are countless restaurants to choose from in NYC. Use MenuPages to make your decision a little bit easier.
Find menus for any restaurant you can name and make reservations straight from the app.

8. Seamless

Too lazy or tired to cook? No problem. Download Seamless, where you’ll find hundreds of take-out options in your area. With just a few taps, hot and yummy food will be on its way to your apartment.
9. NY Art Beat

Browse hundreds of current New York exhibitions and find out what popular events are happening in your area.
This app is a beacon for art lovers in New York.

10. NYC Way
With the option to customize the app according to whether you’re a tourist or a resident, you’ll never run out of things to do in the city with NYC Way.


Before you download these apps, connect with one of our friendly and New York savvy real estate agents to find an apartment and start being a real New Yorker today.