“Hey, what’s happening? ” Upgrade Your City Concierge Apps

There’s never a shortage of events happening in the city, but it’s not easy to find out what’s going on during a given weekend either. Use these apps to discover the what, when, and where:

Yelp: if you haven’t been living under a rock for the last decade, Yelp is probably the first website you think of when you want to know if a place is worth visiting. Not surprisingly, it is the home of hundreds of thousands of reviews that paint a pretty accurate portrait of each location. The downside is that no one really has time to sort through thousands of essays. That’s where Foursquare comes in…

Foursquare: if you like to be in-the-know and want to see big data at work IRL, Foursquare is the best at aggregating reviews into categorical lists and forming tag clouds. See which restaurants/places are “Trending this week” and what the defining features or dishes are, i.e. “romantic”, “tuna tartare”, or “outdoor seating”.

Gilt City: if you’re familiar with parent site Gilt, you’ll be pleased to hear the luxury retail discounter is trying to extend its hand at curating an upscale city experience at a more affordable price point.

Magnises: a membership only social club whose goal is to offer a “black card” experience for millennials. Perks include open bar mixers and discounted tickets to NBA games among other exclusive events as well as a 24/7 concierge who can recommend and reserve a spot for the perfect date night.

Atlis: if you’re seeking local restaurant recommendations or must-see places to visit from fellow peers. The incentive for users to potential to be paid if their recommendation is picked or upvoted by fellow users. Imagine if Yelp, Quora, and Reddit had a baby.

Pulsd and Fever: if you’re not looking for anything specific, these two apps present options tailored to your preferences and budget. Scroll through a curated list of sample sales, discounted dining offers, and VIP ticketed events.

Guest of a Guest: if you’re wondering where the 1%’s progeny frequent, check out the GoG calendar which includes events such as an “invite only” alice + olivia x Basquiat CFDA Capsule Collection Launch Party and a “ticketed” Exclusive ALIX Hermes Shopping Experience.

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