Free NYC apps

Download these city-centric apps to your phone.

Time Out New York
Need we explain? It’s your key to all things cultural in the city, sortable by location, date, critics’ picks and price. And it works even when you’re not online, so you can figure out where you’re going while you’re still on the subway.

When nature calls, this handy bathroom app answers—with the locations of all nearby toilets as well as a rating and a photo, in some cases.

Night Light NYC
Never again will you wonder why the Empire State Building is green, purple and red today.

New York Street Map Lite
There’s nothing fancy about this block-by-block map, but it remains on your phone even when you don’t have 3G or Internet access.

This toolbox will direct you to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots, government buildings, emergency rooms and any other resources you may need. It also explains parking laws and has an apartment-search function for when you’re house-hunting on the fly.