Transit App Is Now Offering Real-Time Data For All Lettered Lines

transit-app-is-now-offering-real-time-data-for-all-lettered-linesA new app doesn’t want you to miss that next train or bus. According to NY1, a new project from the developers of the Transit app hopes to pinpoint the location of individual subway trains within the NYC transit system. The Transit app is now offering real-time data for all lettered lines.

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Users who download the app will automatically detect when and where their specific train or bus will arrive; it’s that simple and a beautiful way to get around. The MTA also offers real-time arrivals and updates on your computer or smartphone as well at “Subway Real Time”

 

New York City Residents Still Can’t Text An Emergency To 911

new-york-city-residents-still-cant-text-an-emergency-to-911You can practically text or order anything from your smart phone, but New York City residents still can’t text an emergency call to 911 because that service is currently unavailable. So, how do people who can’t hear or speak place a 911 call? Unfortunately, no services have been implemented in New York City. Elizabeth Grossman, DRNY’s director, joined WNYC’s Richard Hake to explain the need for these services, and how 911 texting has worked in other states.

 

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A New Delivery Service In Bed-Stuy Brooklyn Is Making Door To Door Deliveries

a-new-delivery-service-in-the-bed-stuy-neighborhood-of-brooklynShawn Walsh, owner of Say Grace Delivery, launched a delivery service in Bedford-Stuyvesant this past December to deliver goods from local businesses in the area.

Are you are just too busy to take care of errands? Say Grace Delivery is here to help. For a flat fee of $5, Say Grace Delivery will pick up and drop off take-out orders from restaurants, as well as laundry, supplies or other items shoppers request from neighborhood stores. Shoppers can call in their orders at the business for pickup, then contact Say Grace to do the heavy-lifting. Shawn is also considering a streamlined option where people can order online, she said. Customers can also use the company’s “concierge” service for a $15 fee, in which they send their shopping lists to Say Grace. Walsh and her team will go to the store to collect the items, which will be dropped off at clients’ doorsteps. In the future, she hopes to offer a subscription service for deliveries, and is seeking to partner with local senior centers to help with their shopping.

For more information on Say Grace, visit the company’s Facebook page here or call 888-611-2453 for inquiries.

New Yorkers Get Peek At The New Second Avenue Subway Station

new-yorkers-get-peek-at-the-new-second-avenue-subway-stationIt’s been a long time in the making but the time has finally arrived for the 2 avenue subway to make it’s debut. The Second Avenue Subway is getting it’s first major run on paper.

second-avenue-subway-maps-begin-to-appear-across-cityThe MTA says it has begun putting up new subway maps to reflect the new Q train extension on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, with stations at 72nd, 86th, and 96th streets and a connection to the existing 63rd Street station: LINK

5 NYC Apps To Help You Discover The Best Of Your Neighborhood!

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You want to get the best out of New York City, but you need some help. DNAinfo has rounded up five apps that will help your get the most out of your city: From breaking news to restaurant openings, The apps lets you pick the neighborhoods you want to follow so you never miss what’s going on near your apartment or your office.

Drivers In Manhattan Will Now Be Able To Pay For Street Parking With Their Smartphones

drivers-in-manhattan-will-now-be-able-to-pay-for-on-street-parking-with-their-smartphonesTired of digging for change to feed the meter? Well, now there’s an app for that. The Department of Transportation announced the rollout of ParkNYC, new phone-payment system for all parking meters in Manhattan between 14th and 59th streets. The city has teamed up with Parkmobile to create “Park NYC.” The new app allows New Yorkers to pay for parking straight from their phones. It also allows driver to sign up for alerts when the meter is set to expire. According to DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg, there are plans to expand it to meters in all five boroughs over the next six months.

MTA Says There Will Be Wi-Fi At Every Underground Station By Year’s End

mta-says-there-will-be-wi-fi-at-every-underground-station-by-years-endThe MTA is giving a holiday gift to straphangers. By the end of the year, they will be able to get wifi on their mobile devices at every underground subway station and cell phone service by 2017. The agency is working with Transit Wireless to meet the mark on an accelerated rollout that originally was not set to be completed until the end of 2017. Back in 2011, the MTA and Transit Wireless introduced wireless service at a few stations along 14th Street in Manhattan.