This post is brought in partnership with Notify NYC, but as usual, all opinions are my own.
You know how much I go to NYC, right? I often have to map out our drive and look for things that might disrupt my business plans! So I am very excited to share with you how the Notify NYC App will change the way you plan your visit to the BIG Apple!
Notify NYC App
Notify NYC is the City of New York’s official emergency communications program. But if you’re thinking this is an emergency service only app – think twice!
Here are some of the things I love about the Notify NYC App:
1. A key step to being prepared is staying informed.
2. Notify NYC will alert New Yorkers if there is an emergency in your area.
3. Get free alerts about emergencies that matter most to you, and choose how you want to receive them.
4. Register for emergency notifications by getting the free Notify NYC mobile application, visiting NYC.gov/notifynyc, contacting 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) or following @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
5. Notify NYC messages are available through many formats, including email, text messages, telephone, the Notify NYC website, RSS, Twitter, and American Sign Language videos.
More Reasons to use the App
- Make a New Year’s resolution to stay informed when an emergency happens.
- New Yorkers love to be the first to know. With Notify NYC, you can stay “in the know” when it comes to emergencies and planned events in your neighborhood.
- Whether it’s a storm, a mass transit delay, or an unexpected event, be the first to know about important City events.
- The goal for Notify NYC is to provide the information you want to receive, the way you want to receive it.
Registration offers 13 notification types:
1. Emergency alerts: These alerts are issued for critical incidents involving your safety or the safety of others in the area, including instructions on how to reduce the likelihood and/or severity of danger. Within this category are missing person alerts, which are issued to all subscribers.
2. Emergency Parking Suspension: Updates about unscheduled emergency suspension of citywide parking rules.
3. Ferry Disruptions: Messages about large or widespread ferry service disruptions.
4. Local Mass Transit Disruptions: Messages about large or widespread disruptions to transit within the five boroughs (MTA Subways, busses).
5. Major Traffic Disruptions: Messages about significant roadway closures, disruptions, or detours.
6. Planned Events: Information about preplanned activity that may cause local disruptions, such as drills or exercises, fireworks, movie and television filming, or routine planned flyovers.
7. Public Health Notifications: Information about important public health issues in your community.
8. Regional Mass Transit Disruptions: Messages about large or widespread disruptions to transit service throughout the NYC region (LIRR, NJ Transit, Amtrak, PATH Train, Metro North, airports, etc.).
9. School Notifications: Messages about unscheduled public school closings, delays, relocations, and early dismissals.
10. Significant Event Notifications: Important information about emergency events, utility outages, and other emergency situations and major planned events in your area.
11. Weather Emergencies: Messages about current or forecast weather events.
12. Waterbody Advisories: Messages about Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) activity in New York City’s waterbodies you are interested in.
13. Beach Notifications: Information from the NYC Department of Health and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation regarding the status of NYC beaches you are interested in.
• Signing up for free alerts is easy:
1. Get the free app for your Apple or Android device
2. Visit NYC.gov/notifynyc
3. Call 311
4. Follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter
• The Notify NYC mobile app is completely FREE to use (but it will consume a small amount of your data in order to receive messages and communicate with the server when a Wi-Fi connection is not available).
• They will never ask you for payment information and there are no in-app purchases.
• You can sign up for Notify NYC even if you don’t live or work in New York City.
• All you need are valid cross streets or a valid street address within the City of New York that you wish to receive notifications about.
• Such a great service for New Yorkers and visitors – because a notified person is a prepared person!
I lost count of the times that our plans hit detours when going to NYC due to unexpected emergencies and closures!
That is no more!
My New Year Resolution was to download the app and start using it to plan all the trips to one of my favorite cities in the world!
You can too, by downloading the app TODAY!
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