I consider myself a tough-as-nails Brooklynite through and through, but I have to admit it. I have an embarrassing secret to tell you.
I pretend and boast to all of my out-of-town friends about the how convenient the subway is, and how easy the city is to walk. I say to them that I hate driving and I would never actually own a car in Brooklyn, but the truth is, after living in Orlando for a few years... I love the convenience of driving myself.
Owning a car in the city, however, is a nightmare. I can't count the number of times a train delay, a slow walker, or my driver getting lost caused me to be late. But with this new app, ReachNow, I have the power to drive when I want and how I want, without the hassle of owning a car.
With this new Brooklyn-based app, ReachNow, I have the power to drive when I want and how I want, without the hassle of owning a car.
Taking a quick trip from Cobble Hill to Williamsburg? Use the app to find a car a few blocks away, and the drive's only .41 cents a minute. If I want to plan a weekend with my friends in a cabin upstate, it’s $110 to rent by the day.
ReachNow is the perfect on-demand, pay-as-you-go car-sharing option. The gas in the tank is free (no need to refuel before you return it), insurance is included, each car comes equipped with an E-Z Pass and for now ReachNow covers tolls-- plus seat warmers.
It also doesn’t hurt that the rides are pretty sweet. You can use the app to choose from a BMW 3 Series, MINI Clubman, or MINI Cooper for the weekend, the night, or just for a trip across town.
ReachNow cars can now be found throughout the Brooklyn Home Area, stretching from Greenpoint all the way to Bay Ridge.
The best part about ReachNow? Ending your drive is super easy, as most ReachNow cars come with rear-view backup cameras making squeezing into tight spots a breeze. When you’re done end your trip, hop out, lock the car using the app or your member card, and seamlessly blend back into the hustle and bustle of the tough commuter, that real New Yorker experience.
But don’t tell anyone that living in the suburbs for a bit changed me.
spoiled NYC readers get $20 in driving credit. Just enter SPOILED18 in the promos section of the app-- but get moving because the deal expires 2/18/18.
I’m still authentically New York City, you know I like the subway, and I hate driving.
That is, unless there's a ReachNow car within walking distance. Check out more info about them right here, and get driving today.
(Oh, and the best part of it all? spoiled NYC readers get $20 in driving credit. Just enter SPOILED18 in the promos section of the app-- but get moving because the deal expires 2/18/18.)