If you spend a lot of time on the New York City subway system – these apps can help.
NYC Bus & Subway Maps
This free app is essential because when you are down in the subway you will not get reception so having a subway map downloaded to your phone makes sense!
NYCMate (NYC Bus & Subway)
Everything you need to master the NYC bus and subway – for free! It works offline, and has info for all routes… except that some of them (late night schedules, for instance) are wrong. Use with care – but still the most comprehensive app for NYC transit info.
New York Subway & Bus maps
A nice subway map of NYC with bus, railroad, and ferry connections. Pinch to zoom.
NYC Subway Status
Follow specific subway lines with this app and get updates about whether they are open or closed. Great app because this info is often not built into other subway maps and route lists.
New York Subway by Zuti
This is a GPS enabled subway map (but also works offline). Great multi-featured map with route info, save favorites, etc. Recommend.