The apps every expat in New York must have

TransferWise content team
28.04.16
2 minute read

New to living in New York City? Getting setup in a new city always has its difficulties. From learning the local language (and slang!) to getting around town – every city is different. But, if you’ve got a smartphone, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top apps for navigating expat life in New York:

Anyone that’s ever looked at a map of NYC’s subway knows it takes four or more good looks to figure out where you’re going. iTrans NYC is an essential - a simple and efficient way of getting clear subway directions. Planning on using CitiBikes as well? Citymapper handles both beautifully. iTrans NYC iOS Citymapper iOS & Android

Even native New Yorkers have a hard time hailing a taxi. Way2Ride allows you to request a yellow cab right to your doorstep so you never have to stand in the middle of the street waving your arms again. If you’re already in a cab, Arro has got you covered, enabling you to pay for the cab you’re currently in. Way2Ride iOS & Android Arro iOS & Android

NYC life is fast, busy, and exciting. So don’t be surprised when you find that you have gone three weeks without buying groceries. The people from Delivery.com have made an app that can bring pretty much anything you want to your door. And for those last minute parties, there is no better option than Minibar for your alcoholic needs. Delivery iOS & Android Minibar iOS & Android

The city has several of the finest museums around. So don’t miss out on getting the most out of your museum visit. The American Museum of National History has an excellent app with installation info as well as tickets for exhibits and exclusive events. Is art more of your thing? The MET has a great in depth app. AMoNH iOS & Android The MET iOS & Android

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