The Urban “On Demand” Lifestyle

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There’s nothing you can’t get, do or EAT on-demand when you live in the city.

Having access to everything you want at any time you want is, hands down, one of the biggest perks of city living. With virtually everything at your fingertips – and usually 24/7 in NYC – it’s easier to achieve that work-life balance and spend more time doing what you love.


Technology is taking on-demand living in NYC a step further. What used to take a subway ride now takes a click and it’s on your doorstep. Just think about it…


Uber Eats, Postmates and Seamless

Running all over town for groceries is so passé, especially when New York is home to some of the best culinary delights in the world. After a busy day, wind down, snuggle up with the kids or a good book and order your favorite dish from one the thousands of restaurants available in Uber Eat, Seamless and Postmates. Sure, some of these services are available in the suburbs, but the selection can’t even begin to compare.


Amazon Prime Now

Move over two-day delivery on Amazon Prime; life is busy in Manhattan and we need lots of things and we need them NOW. The good news is, Amazon knows and now offers free two-hour delivery in many parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Can’t wait that long? Dish out $7.99 and it’ll be there in 60 minutes or less. Remember, this level of service is only available in NYC.


Uber and Lyft

The days of standing the corner waiting for a taxi are long gone in NYC. Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers are posted up waiting for your order, and we bet they’ll show up at any address in NYC is seconds flat. Plus, with these handy services, you get to have it your way. Want to share a ride? Hit UberPOOL. Looking to make a good impression with clients? It’s UberBLACK you’re after.


Takl and TaskRabbit

Who says you have to spend Sunday cleaning your house and doing odd jobs? Not here. Living in NYC allows you to get more out of life, so download Takl or hop on TaskRabbit, order housekeeping services, a handyman, a painter, dog walker or any other home service imaginable and get back to enjoying city life with your family. Getting the on-demand help need (on your schedule and budget, no less) is only a click away in NYC.



When you live in NYC, you get to do you all the time — and you don’t have to leave home to do it. Forget the hassle of heading to the salon for a blowout or running all over town for the perfect lipstick, GlamSquad’s got your back. Hair, makeup, nails…you name it, GlamSquad’s beauty pros offer it, and they’ll show up with as little as an hour’s notice.



Finding good help can be hard anywhere in the world, except NYC. Helpr does all the legwork for you, including screening candidates and matching you with the perfect caretaker for your family. Whether you need some “me” time, coverage when the kids are sick or someone to lend a hand until you get home for work, Helpr can help. Appointments are available with 3 hours’ notice.


Minibar, Drizly and Boxed

Lugging things around the Big City can be exhausting. Luckily, you don’t have to. Instead of shopping for essentials (ahem top-shelf vodka), simply take a look at alcohol-delivery services Minibar and Drizly. Looking for paper towel and other bulk basics? Boxed is where it’s at.


NYC is bursting with fun things for families, young professionals and retirees to do. Keeping up with the mundane demands of modern life isn’t one of them, which is why it’s amazing to have access to all these incredible apps and service in the city. Living a go, go, go lifestyle has never been easier. And who knows, maybe you’ll use your newfound free time to live a little more.


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