Broadway

Broadway

Dry my tears, please, mi amors. This post concludes the photo segment of my New York City adventures. It seems difficult to fully explain my love of this city without digging out some cheesy lyrics, so…

Here are a few musical somethings to get you in that Empire State of Mind.

NYC Taxi Peeping

NYC Taxi Peeping

The Colourful Streets of New York

The Colourful Streets of New York

Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower

Frank Gehry's Beekman Tower

Panda at Central Park Zoo

The Manfriend at Central Park Zoo

Penguins at Central Park Zoo

Penguins at Central Park Zoo

central park zoo

Bird at Central Park Zoo

Bird at Central Park Zoo

Red Pandas at Central Park Zoo

Red Pandas at Central Park Zoo

Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo

Sea Lion at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

Snow Leopard at Central Park Zoo

couple

Top of The Rock

Top of The Rock

The Handsome Manfriend

The Handsome Manfriend

MOMA

MOMA

Chipotle

Chipotle

Ben Stiller filming Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller filming Walter Mitty

5th Avenue

5th Avenue

Steps at The Met

Steps at The Met

(Yes…I purposefully Gossip Girl-ified this.)

london taxi

I’m picky with phone apps. Because I am ‘stuck in the dark ages’ by choice (Blackberry user, in lieu of the iPhone), the amount of apps I can use are pretty slim. That’s right…I am not even an Instagram user.

One app I have given the green flag to? Get Taxi. It is quite new in the UK, but is a genius way to travel and has helped me in unexpected ways! Basically, Get Taxi will call a cab to you when requested, let you watch the cab drive to you, give you your driver’s details/number/photo – even the car description – and also let you rate your ride. This means not only a service with high expectations, but a safe and efficient way to get around (not always a guarantee with London transport).

In fact, when nearing a sample deadline last week, Get Taxi even acted as a courier service! Because the rides can be booked in advance and you can choose to pay with cash or pre-load your account (if you’re like me and never carry cash), this is an app that has become a total essential. No complaints (but I would suggest that they have all of their taxis look like the one above).

The folks at GetTaxi have provided a code for ¬£3 off of your first fare, if you’re wanting to try it out! Just enter “846306158” when you’re asked for a promo code.