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The Most New York-y Ways New Yorkers Are Using UberRush

Girl, don't you know you can get that Uber'd? Photo: <a href="http://drielys.com/">Driely S.</a> for Racked
Girl, don't you know you can get that Uber'd? Photo: Driely S. for Racked

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Uber, that beloved bastion for lazy/tired/chronically late people everywhere, has succeeded in making life even more stupid simple for us all: UberRush, an on-foot and bike messenger service that transports things (sans actual humans) launched last April, and just released a survey about how users are making the most of it. Naturally, New Yorkers are using it in the most New York-y ways possible.

Well + Good calls out two young Manhattanites who somehow manage to embody every stereotype of "young Manhattanite" we could possibly muck up. One works in marketing and used UberRush to lug her dirty gym clothes from SoulCycle in the West Village to her FiDi apartment because "it's just helpful in terms of juggling being healthy but also being in New York." Another used UberRush to get a delivery from Juice Press after calling the store and finding out the wait time would be two hours. "I have a few friends who've used it for that too," she said.

Let it be mentioned that the average UberRush delivery price is $17, whereas a delivery tip is usually just a couple bucks.

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