Here are the 10 must-have New York smartphone apps

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As home to the second-most thriving tech scene in the country, it’s no surprise that there is a seemingly unending amount of smartphone apps to guide you through the city.

We combed through the masses and found the 10 newest and most useful apps for getting around. Whether you’re looking for the best coffee in your neighborhood, a parking spot that won’t empty your wallet, or where to buy a new watch on the cheap, we’ve got you covered.

New York: Coffee Guide
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch
Price: Free

Description: This app was designed to uncover the city’s best, freshest and hottest coffee shops. Each café is rated by quality of coffee, desert, atmosphere and proximity to you.

Eatify
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch
Price: Free

Description: Find out what letter grade that new place you heard about got before you take three subways to get there with Eatify. Nearly every restaurant with a letter grade is searchable, and you can view all the violations for a given restaurant.

Traffic Delays NYC
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch, Android
Price: Free

Description: Never get stuck in gridlock again with Traffic Delays NYC. The app uses real-time updates courtesy of traffic.com on more that 160 major city streets and crossings.

Mommy Nearest
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch
Price: Free

Description: Parents will find this an indispensible resource, as it allows users to find the nearest changing tables, kid-friendly restaurants, playgrounds and health care and more. Rate your favorite places for other parents and take advantage of their findings.

NYC Open Spaces
Available: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Price: Free

Description: Spring is here, and NYC Open Spaces will help you find the perfect public plaza for your outdoor or indoor needs. Whether you want to sunbathe, take a break from work or simply enjoy your Halal food outside, NYC Open Spaces will find you a great spot.

Stylr: Local Shopping
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch
Price: Free

Description: No time to browse in store? Stylr allows you to peruse thousands of items from nearby stores without leaving your seat. Once you’ve found the perfect item, the app will check if it’s in stock and give you turn by turn directions to pick it up.

Vegan Guide to NYC
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch
Price: $4.99

Description: This 100% vegetarian and vegan guidebook to New York City has been updated with new restaurants and reviews for 2013, pointing you to the best spots to catch a vegan bite to eat.

MTA Subway Times
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch,
Price: Free

Description: For riders of any of the numbered subway trains, this is app is a must: It gives a down-to-the-minute time of when the next train will arrive at a given station. For now it’s limited to only lines with countdown clocks (i.e., 1 through 6 plus the 42nd Street shuttle), but the MTA is releasing the data to all developers, letting them use the data in their own apps.

Stash
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch
Price: Free

Description: Browse through Stash’s consistently updated list of events happening in NYC, click on your favorites and stash them away to create a personalized list that will help you keep track of all the interesting things going on. Stash allows you to add events to your iCal, share your events with other stash users and Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.

BestParking
Available on: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free

Description: If you have a car in the city, this app is a no-brainer: Find out where you can park, how much it’s going to cost you, which deals are the best and more. The app has been around for some time but it got a huge update late last year, making it among the most practical apps for city drivers.

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