3 Transportation Apps for Zipping Around New York City

3 Transportation Apps for Zipping Around New York City
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Most of Manhattan is famously easy to navigate thanks to numbered streets, a user-friendly transit network, and a cab on almost every corner. But as any seasoned New Yorker can tell you, things get a bit trickier when you suddenly find yourself in an area that’s a bit more “off the grid.”

Next time you find yourself in a transportation dilemma, we suggest giving these three apps a spin—they’ll make motoring about cheaper on you and easier on the environment.

If you're looking for: An eco-friendly set of wheels
Try: GoGreenRide

This guilt-free service operates an earth- conscious fleet of Toyota Priuses that are short on carbon emissions and long on perks: complimentary Wi-Fi, an iPad, and cell phone chargers. (Free; available on Google Play and iTunes.)

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If you're looking for: A $35 trip from the airport
Try: Lyft

Download before you leave and save big on your airport ride. Instead of $52 plus extras for a taxi to Manhattan, you'll pay a max of $35 from JFK. (Free; available on Google Play and iTunes.)

Tag your going out pal 👯🍻🎉 #FridayFeeling #nightout

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If you're looking for: $5 rides (really!)
Try: Via

Skip subways and car services: This ride-sharing app is transforming commuting in N.Y.C. If you're not in a rush, get a seat in an SUV for a flat rate of $5 prepaid or $7 for a single ride. (Free; available on Google Play and iTunes.)

Get where you need to go for just $5 a ride when you prepay with credit! It's the #smarter way to get around #NYC

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