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Old 07-31-2019, 05:32 PM
 
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There’s a (free) app for that!

As well as entire websites devoted to helping you plan and find interesting things to do in a city.

OP - you’re behind the times with how people plan and navigate city activities.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I'ma start calling my cell phone a "cellie" again

**** its not even a cell phone, its a smartphone now

I'ma still call it cellie

Haha
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:18 PM
 
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I actually think paper brochures are still useful for within an attraction (like an amusement park). But for general queries, the internet is probably best. I look everything up before I go and use my phone just for directions here and there.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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OP trying to find restaurant week info

OMG lol.
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Old 08-04-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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That's part of the problem right there. The Internet is spelled with a capital "I"
It's not even about grammar, but moreso that this is the 21st century
Paper books and paper maps are getting meh
Google Maps can actually talk to you and tell you where to turn, you should really try it
Google Maps, it seems to me, is maybe people unable to actually read maps. I don't want anything telling me where to turn. I just want to know where something is. I'm perfectly capable of deciding how I want to get there.
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Old 08-04-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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Google Maps, it seems to me, is maybe people unable to actually read maps. I don't want anything telling me where to turn. I just want to know where something is. I'm perfectly capable of deciding how I want to get there.
You don't have to use it as. GPS, you can just look up the layout of an area and the businesses that it has.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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Most of the magazines with info about what is happening in NYC have gone out of business and there isn't really a place online where everything is consolidated.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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Print media in all forms is either dead or slowly dying. Nearly first place everyone goes (especially anyone < 40 years old) goes is to their phones, tablets, or computer.

If your phone's screen is "too small", then time to up your game and upgrade. *LOL*

Printing all that paper costs money, and much of it ends up littering the streets, transit systems and other places.

Haven't seen a paper subway or bus map in > a decade or maybe two. No one uses them, again everyone goes to their phone/device.

Only time some tourists may have issues with transit is during scheduled (or not) service changes.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:47 PM
 
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There is a website for Restaurant Week. It's divided into sections based on type of cuisine and location in various parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. I didn't find it that hard to navigate on my phone.
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Old 08-04-2019, 11:07 PM
 
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Print media in all forms is either dead or slowly dying. Nearly first place everyone goes (especially anyone < 40 years old) goes is to their phones, tablets, or computer.

If your phone's screen is "too small", then time to up your game and upgrade. *LOL*

Printing all that paper costs money, and much of it ends up littering the streets, transit systems and other places.

Haven't seen a paper subway or bus map in > a decade or maybe two. No one uses them, again everyone goes to their phone/device.

Only time some tourists may have issues with transit is during scheduled (or not) service changes.
I find paper manuals to be good for certain things, like amusement parks
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