Lifestyle NYC Twitter accounts you should be following By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org Updated March 28, 2016 11:02 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Twitter has reshaped the way New Yorkers interact with the city during its first decade. Want to send a message straight to the sanitation department about garbage pick up? Just a tweet away (@NYCSanitation). Missed that episode of “Broad City” but want a laugh from stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer? The ladies continue their jokes online at @abbijacobson and @ilazer. Even that elusive burrito truck is now easier to track down through the social media app. In honor of 10 years of Twitter, these are amNewYork’s picks of the most essential handles to follow in the Big Apple: @nyc311 Photo Credit: @nyc311 via Twitter @nyc311 -- The city's complaint service also responds to issues through Twitter and at the same time offers news alerts covering areas such as alternate side parking, weather hazards and volunteer opportunities. @billdeblasio Photo Credit: Getty Images @billdeblasio -- The mayor is the second mayor, after former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to communicate via a social media account. Although he rarely responds to direct tweets, his office is active daily with news and updates. @nyctsubway Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro @nyctsubway -- The MTA posts up to-the-minute information on train delays and service changes to this account. The agency also answers questions on Twitter. @JereMoss Photo Credit: @JereMoss via Twitter @JereMoss -- The preservationist creator of the Vanishing New York blog and #SaveNYC movement runs a go-to account for anyone who wants to get more insight on the ever-changing Big Apple. Moss highlights longstanding mom-and-pops that are endangered and controversial new developments. @patkiernan Photo Credit: Getty Images @patkiernan -- NY1's inconic morning anchor isn't shy about sharing his daily routine and news items related to the city. He is friendly enough to answer fans' questions, including engaging with one who requested a supercut of his movie appearances. @DanaSchwartzzz Photo Credit: @DanaSchwartzzz via Twitter @DanaSchwartzzz -- The Mental Floss writer brings her wit and thoughts to the Twitterverse. From politics to pop culture, there is no subject that Schwartz won't engage with for a laugh. @Lin_Manuel Photo Credit: Getty Images / Theo Wargo @Lin_Manuel -- The "Hamilton" superstar loves to interact with fans and show off his personal side. Miranda frequently tweets cute pictures and videos of his family and selfies with some other folks, like President Barack Obama. @BronxZooCobra Photo Credit: @BronxZooCobra via Twitter @BronxZooCobra -- In 2011, an Egyptian snake escaped from the Bronx zoo. Almost immediately, a Twitter account detailing the scaly fugitive's thoughts and actions was created, bringing in laughs from across the world. Although it was caught and returned within six days, the cobra's Twitter alter ego has lived on with its trademark snark. @RooftopFilms Photo Credit: Irwin Seow @RooftopFilms -- In addition to announcing its own movie screenings, the non-profit promotes other independent filmmakers and events. @92Y Photo Credit: @92Y via twitter @92Y -- The cultural center offers Twitter users a heads up on its shows, Q&A sessions and other events. At the same time, fans can check out behind-the-scenes pictures and tidbits. @NYCParks Photo Credit: @NYCParks via Twitter @NYCParks -- The Twitter account highlights local playgrounds, greenspaces and park facilities throughout the five boroughs. The department has also incorporated of multimedia into its account, including vintage photos and live videos of historic parks properties. @BellhouseNY Photo Credit: Getty Images for CBGB / Anna Webber @BellhouseNY -- The Gowanus events house posts previews for its shows and links to tickets. The account also promotes articles and videos related to the artists who take the stage. @nypl Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt @nypl -- Bibliophiles can get their fix of NYC literary trivia, tweet at librarians and find updates on the Bronx-, Manhattan- and Staten Island-based library network. @DominiqueAnsel Photo Credit: Instagram / dominiqueansel @DominiqueAnsel -- The Cronut creator gives foodies a taste of his next creation through his social media accounts with just enough photos and small descriptions to whet anyone's appetite. @nystfood Photo Credit: @nystfood via Twitter @nystfood -- The Twitter account engages with New York foodies by spotlighting restaurants, food trucks and other eateries as well as offering polls for settling common New York City debates. Apparently the majority of eaters prefer pepperoni on their pizza. @Blackseedbagels Photo Credit: Black Seed Bagels @Blackseedbagels -- The popular sandwich and bagel shop offers brunch ideas, looks at new menus and distributes other info on the restaurant. @amnewyork Photo Credit: @amnewyork via Twitter @amNewYork -- Of course we are going to encourage you to follow us on Twitter. From breaking news to food trends and celebrity sightings, we have the latest important NYC info for you. Also check out our sister sites: @News12BK and @News12BX. By Ivan Pereira email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.