The Scoop The New York Times provides a carefully edited selection of things to do and see in New York geared towards locals but still perfectly applicable for the out of towners. They have your basic sections such as Restaurants, Bars, Coffee, Shopping, etc.. as well as some other more unqie features like Day Trips, and Only in New York. You can view the entries in a standard list form or a map in order to find something closeby.
Goings On Not to be outdone, the journalistic juggernaut and quintessential New York publication, The New Yorker, has their own app in the mix. Although The Scoop is pleasingly designed, Goings On takes it a few steps further, incorporating The New Yorker's signature cartoonish style along with an extremely smart navigation. Browse listings by Critics Picks, Location, Date, or On the Horizion. Sort your searches by city neighborhood or other criteria. And coming from the minds of New Yorker editors, the frequently updated list is sure to show you the best New York has to offer from a cultural perspective.
Wallpaper City Guide Taking the book series digital, Wallpaper's wildly popular City Guide series is an excellent way for travelers to submerse themselves in New York's culture and get the most out of their trip. This guide is chock full of photos, insider tips, neighborhood info, and then crazy amounts of restaurants, bars, hotels, shopping, etc... (Image: Flickr member Robert Scoble licensed for use under Creative Commons.)