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Heat Seek NYC is the rare app that doesn't aim just to make people's lives' easier, but aims to make them better. Even rarer, it's gotten a boost from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The app, which was designed by a group of college students, uses temperature sensors to electronically monitor the indoor temperature of apartments in a given building, and catch out landlords who are (illegally) not heating their buildings to the (legally)...
So. You're walking down the street, looking at your phone, obviously—looking at New York is for tourists, not New Yorkers!—and out of your peripheral smartphone vision you see a hot pair of shoes. You give this hot shoe situation a lightning-quick up-down, and see they're attached to a hot person! A person who is now walking away from you, into your long list of missed opportunities. What now?! You can't just go up to...
Is your office just too office-y? Is your local Starbucks too much of a Starbucks? Is your house just an apartment and not a minimalist pied-à-terre in the heart of midtown? Sounds like you could use a BREATHER. Specifically, a stay in an office/apartment/quiet space maintained by Breather, a new app that's like Airbnb + Uber (that's Ubrnb), where you can rent a room for an hour to relax, take a meeting, or take a...
The latest addition to the niche urban cab app market is SheRides, a cab service exclusively for women employing only female drivers, which will afford security and peace of mind to female riders who may feel uncomfortable or unsafe with a male driver. The New York Times reports this morning that SheRides (known elsewhere as SheTaxis but forced to use a different name in NYC because of restrictions on use of the word "taxi" by...