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Notify NYC is New York City's official emergency communications program. Get the Notify NYC app to get information about emergency events and important City services, based on your location.

New York City will never track or share your precise location with anyone.

What's New

Version 1.6

Changed notification sound, revised saved addresses, bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

More granular controls


This app really needs more granular controls. I get daily alerts for planned flyovers of aircrafts, as well as missing adults (for all of NYC). Neither of these types of alerts are useful, and I will be uninstalling the app given all the noise they make. You should be allowed to toggle off ALL categories of alerts on a granular level. Forcing people to keep the missing persons alert on, just causes people to uninstall the app (I’d also be more likely to leave it on if it was limited to folks from/last seen in my neighborhood...all of NYC just causes too many notifications, for folks living in areas I never go to).

Mostly useless


This app is kind of a joke. Primarily because the alert notifications are so absurdly vague. I got one saying merely "Fire!" yesterday. Great, thanks. I hardly ever get transit snafu alerts. I get tons of "flyover" alerts which are totally pointless.
While the email alert system wasn't great either, at least I got more info with a quick glance. This takes several clicks to get into the app to see the actual details of the alert. No, I just want to be able to glance at my phone and see what's going on.

Useless notifications


I can’t tell you how disappointing this app has been. My GF works in Manhattan so we both got the app to be aware of any issues. The alerts are very vague for the months we’ve had it. But this morning, when a pipe bomb detonated 2 blocks from where my GF works, I got an alert that said “police activity”. That’s it!! Useless! There are much better apps out there. The NBC New York app sent me a much more detailed app about what was going on this morning. We are deleting the NYC alert app.


Department of Information Technology And Telecomm
36.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© City of New York


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