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Free Apps, Tools, and Software News: NYC Travel

Getting to NYC

The first part of any trip is getting to your destination. Sometimes, that's easier said than done. The apps below will assist you in finding the cheapest gas, cheapest place to park and will give you turn by turn directions so it's smooth sailing to New York City.

German Traces NYC

the Goethe Institute and other German Historical Organizations, the initiative developed interactive maps and makes use of the layered augmented reality technology (LAYAR) on a mobile smartphone to learn about the history of New York’s German population through multimedia, photographs and documents as they walk through the districts with traces of German heritage. To start your walking tour through NYC, point your mobile browser to http://m.germantracesnyc.org. 

Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple

If you're going to New York City, there are a number of apps that can help you plot the best route there, navigate around town or find the perfect restaurant. The apps on this page will help you do that and more!

We're Here....Now What?

Whether you've arrived in NYC with a plan of attack or uncertain about your itinerary, the apps below will make your visit easy. Not sure where to eat? No problem, Yelp can help you with that. Need to take a bathroom break but are uncertain where the closest, cleanest facility is? Bathroom Finder can help. Is it the A or the D that takes me to Columbus Circle? The NYC Subway app can help.

Lost?

These apps will help you find your way around NYC.

NYC News

Download these apps for up to the minute news about NYC and the world. Doing something outdoors? Use the weather app to make sure you're event won't get rained out.