Take a tour of New York City with a new mobile app that might save you from making big blunders.
"Nothing screams black socks and sandals louder in New York City than asking for directions to Houston [pronounced like the city in Texas] Street," the UrbanWonderer narrator warns in "SoHo: The How of Houston. Both the street and the Texas city were named after Southerners, you learn, as you power your way around Gotham with this app.
The deal: UrbanWonderer is a free (so far) audio walking tour app created by New York tour guide Steven Craig Sickles with tidbits about SoHo, TriBeCa, Central Park, Times Square and other neighborhoods and landmarks.
Start by choosing "tour" or "sight" by tapping the screen. "Tour" displays a map with icons for eateries, galleries, landmarks, etc., along a highlighted route so you can listen while you walk. "Sight" takes you straight to the individual landmark and audio description.