New to NYC? 6 secrets to get you into the Empire State of Mind
The following article is a guest post, courtesy of Catherine Nguyen
Hey recent college grads,
Stressed about moving to a new city? We got you covered! We’re going to be launching a series of blog posts over the next week on how to get plugged into your new city and enjoy all the hidden gems it has to offer. Our posts will cover the major cities that Coffee Meets Bagel is also in – NYC, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, LA, and SF.
We’re starting off with the first city we launched in – the Big Apple. While it sounds, well, big and intimidating, these 6 local websites can help you get adjusted and channel your inner Jay-Z.
Hail down a cab with Hailo Cab
The name tells all – this mobile app lets you hail a cab from wherever you are in New York so you don’t need to do the awkward arm-wave-flag-down for a cab. Best of all, if you don’t have a credit card or cash on you, Hailo Cab stores your credit card information so once you hop out of the cab, you’re charged and emailed a receipt.
Conquering Public Transportation – Embark NYC Subway Map
Taking the subway is an essential part of being a New Yorker. Fortunately the Embark NYC Subway app is here help you navigate the city. It even works without a signal so you can use it underground.
What district should I live in? Urban Compass
If you don’t know which part of NYC you want to live in, this website is the first place to look. Urban Compass allows you to view listings and set-up appointments to view apartments in different neighborhoods of the city.
Bike Sharing Service – CitiBikeNYC
With all of the hustle and bustle that happens in NYC a car may not seem like the most ideal thing to own. A bike is better, but what if you can’t afford one or can’t fit one into your apartment? CitiBikeNYC is a 24/7 bike sharing service that can be accessed through hundreds of stations located in the city. Whether it’s just a one-time deal or a constant need for you, CitiBikeNYC is available to all.
Restaurants – Immaculate Infatuation
You’re hungry, it’s late, and you don’t have time to sift through pretentious restaurant reviews to find a good spot to dine at. Immaculate Infatuation is a restaurant review blog curated by real NY locals and working professionals like yourself for any type of cuisine, neighborhood, or outing. This way you don’t have to go soul searching for that romantic date spot all by yourself. Kick off your summer in NYC by downloading Immaculate Infatuation’s Guide to Killing It This Summer.
Free Concerts & Events – myFreeConcertNY
Follow @myfreeconcertNY for the latest and greatest in free concerts and great deals in and around New York City. There are also opportunities for free giveaways to major concerts, such as Governor’s Ball, to more local events, such as the Bacon Bash II, to fulfill all of your concert going needs.