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The Scoop — NYTimes Guide to NYC Food, Drinks & Fun

By The New York Times Company

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The Scoop is a guide to New York City from the editors of The New York Times. We share our favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, performances and day trips. You go out and have fun. Check off the places you’ve been, and share what you’ve done with friends.

New York is one of the greatest cities on earth. Make the most of it!

Key Features:

• Restaurants: Our favorite eateries in the city, from the Times’ famed Critics’ Picks.

• Coffee: Oliver Strand’s favorite coffee shops of the moment.

• Only in New York: Uniquely New York experiences.

• Citi Bike: Sponsored by Citi, find the nearest station to pick up or return a bike. Availability is updated every minute.

• Theater: Recommended shows from Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood.

• Kids: Child-friendly events in and around the city.

• Art: Noteworthy gallery and museum listings.

• Home Furnishings: Our favorite home décor stores.

• Day Trips: Outings and excursions beyond the five boroughs.

What's New in Version 1.5

New listings in Coffee and Home Furnishings.

Bug fixes and iOS7 optimization.

*If you enjoy The Scoop, please take a minute to leave us a nice review. If you’re having any issues, please reach out at, (800) 591-9233 or @NYTimesMobile on Twitter.

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Customer Reviews

Fell in love with this app again

This app is great for finding quirky, different, fun and one-of-a-kind things to do in NYC that you'd have a hard time find on apps like Yelp or TripAdvisor.

I used to use this app when it first came out - I think for iPhone 1 back in '08? - and never deleted it from my 'on my iphone' apps but after moving away from NYC it kind of fell into disuse.

I was recently back in NYC on a work trip and had a few spare hours to kill. I whipped out the latest and greatest user-curated "things to do" app that I had recently downloaded. Beautiful UI but the suggestions were painfully obvious tourist things like "visit the Top of the Rock" "see the New York Public LIbrary." I ended up wandering aimlessly around the Village and SoHo like I usually do having already seen/done most of the familiar.

It wasn't until I traveled back home later that evening, looking back with amazement that I had difficulty finding something interesting to do spur of the moment in the most interesting city in the world, that I thought to pull out NYT The Scoop. And the recommendations they gave were things that would have never even occurred to me without the help of the NYT staff: "Get lost among the stacks at the strand" "Get steamed at Russian and Turkish baths" etc.

Can't wait for my next trip to put this app back to use!

A must for arts enthusiasts visiting NY

I adore this app: The arts listings are concise and up-to-the-minute, and it geolocates its excellent recommendations. I suggest "The Scoop" to all newcomers to New York, and tourists, especially museum and gallery goers, and families with kids.

Unfortunately, it's perpetually buggy and crashes often on launch. Deleting the app and reinstalling it fixed this for a period of time, but I've deleted and reinstalled it about 5 times now. Hope the NYT will debug it soon.

Really great app. But crashes after a couple days/weeks.

Both the data in the app, which is also available on the NYT Web site, as the layout of the app are wonderful.

However, there is a major bug in parsing the persistent data of the app. After marking the stuff you did for a couple of days to weeks, the app crashes upon startup and only deleting the app and reinstalling it fixes it.

I reported this issue and volunteered to help debug the problem, but the developers weren't interested and haven't fixes the issue in well over 12 months.

The Scoop — NYTimes Guide to NYC Food, Drinks & Fun
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 8.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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