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6 Apps That Take the Hustle out of the City

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So much to do — hit the grocery, plan the birthday, be a field trip chaperone — so little time to get it done. Well, there are apps for that.

BlueleoGuide NYC
What: Info for families on after-school programs, baby boutiques, kid-friendly restaurants, and everything in between.
Favorite feature: The app uses GPS to pull up the kid focused, kid-friendly spots closest to where you are, wherever you are.
Cost: Free.

FreshDirect
What:
The grocer’s app features product descriptions, images, and nutritional info, as well as daily produce and seafood quality ratings.
Favorite feature: Quick Shop lets you select items from previous orders, and you can even specify the thickness of tomorrow night’s pork chops.
Cost: Free.

NYC Way
What:
The ultimate resource for all things Big Apple aggregates more than 50 helpful apps in one — from live traffic updates to listings for local zoos, aquariums, and parks.
Favorite feature: It can point you in the direction of clean bathrooms.
Cost: Free.

AMNH Explorer
What: Easily navigate the 45 exhibit halls of the American Museum of Natural History with this indoor, real-time GPS app. The whole museum becomes a Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can plot your path to the Hall of Ocean Life in a flash.
Favorite feature: Pre-programmed tours such as Night at the Museum and Dinosaurs complete with 3-D maps and scavenger hunts.
Cost: Free.

iTot Toddler Flashcards
What:
Kids ages 1 to 4 can practice the alphabet, numbers, and basic words with colored digital flashcards.
Favorite feature: Mastered English? Move on to French and Spanish.
Cost: 99¢.

Koi Pond
What: Find a little urban Zen with this app that turns your screen into a fish pond with ripples, fish food, and soothing sound effects.
Favorite feature: Little fingers can make fish swim away or add more lily pads to the pond.
Cost: 99¢.

this week in new york!

LOOK
Stroller Tour at the Whitney

What: Parents of babies up to 18 months old enjoy a PhD candidate-led tour of artist Christian Marclay’s Festival and Off the Wall: Part 1.
Why: Crying kids and double-wide strollers are welcome in the galleries.
When: Fri., noon-1 p.m.
Where: 945 Madison Ave., at 75th St. (212-570-3600). Register (required) online at whitney.org. Adults, $25.

READ
How Is Mona Lisa Feeling?
What:
Part of the Art from the Start series, this board book ($7) explores emotions through great works of art.
Why: Artists such as Winslow Homer, Edgar Degas, and Roy Lichtenstein are happy highlights.
Where: MoMA Design and Book Store, 11 W. 53rd St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212-708-9700); online at borders.com.

HEAR
AudraRox
What:
The family music maven performs as part of the Carroll Park Kids’ Concert Series, which benefits the park and PS29.
Why: Great music, face painting by Gemstars, and food from The Moxie Spot make for much fun.
When: Sun., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Concert, 4 p.m.
Where: Carroll Park, President St., at Smith St., Carroll Gardens. Admission is free.

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LOCATIONS
President St
@ Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
945 Madison Ave
@ 75th St
New York, NY 10021
212-570-3600
11 W 53rd St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10019
212-708-9700
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