Top 5 apps to make your life in NYC easier

Posted: 9:18 AM, Mar 18, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-18 10:33:15-04

(NEW YORK) -- Living in New York City can be tough, right? The hustle and bustle, the traffic, the long lines, crowded subways, and everyone is buried in their phone.

So, we here at PIX11 News have decided to help you out – to try and make your day just a little bit easier. We have searched the depths of the various app stores to find the top five apps that will help make living in New York City just a little bit less stressful.

5) Fly Cleaners
It’s time to grow up and let mom free of doing your laundry. If your building doesn’t have laundry in it or you just don’t like doing it yourself, this app will let you set up at-home pickup, ship it out, and then let you set a drop-off time back at home. It doesn’t get much easier than that. However, it will cost you, depending on how heavy your load of laundry is.

4) Sit or Squat
When you gotta’ go, you gotta’ go. When nature calls, there is no controlling what happens next, right? Sit or Squat will help you find the nearest free public bathroom.
Customers can rate the bathroom based on cleanliness – if it’s clean you can “sit,” if it is dirty, well, you can “squat.” Users can also add bathrooms they find nationwide.

3) Happy Hour
It’s always happy hour somewhere in New York City.
This app will help you find the nearest and cheapest near you. However, it goes one step further and even let’s you create your own happy hour at a local bar. Tell your friends, and the sixty-minute is yours.

2) Cups
We need that coffee, but, not everyone is into big box coffee shops. So, this is for the mom and pop shops out there. The app tells you where your local independent coffee shop is located and let’s you buy coffee based on subscriptions. When it runs out, you can refill. The subscriptions are also catered to your likes and dislikes.

The PIX11 News favorite has to do with the subway system and navigating your way around:

1) Exit Strategy
This is the ultimate subway guide. This app will shave minutes off your commute. You tell the app what subway station you are traveling to, and it shows you what car you need to be in to get to the nearest exist in the station. This way you don’t have to navigate your way through the crowded platforms.