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Sree Tips: When You Really Want It Delivered In NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - In Manhattan, we can have almost any kind of food delivered at all times of the day and night, but what about delivery from restaurants that don’t deliver or non-food places?

A new service, debuting today – and we are the first to bring it to you – promises delivery from any store in Manhattan within the hour.

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET and Columbia University’s chief digital officer, was here to tell us all about the service, called Postmates, which is available for for iPhone.

Think of it like Uber or a taxi-hailing service for deliveries. The company calls it a “remote control for your life.”

There are some restrictions.

The company said the initial delivery zone will be primarily within the Flatiron District.

“This means that you can order from anywhere in Manhattan, but the drop-off must be within 14th (S) to 42nd St (N) and 5th (W) to Lexington (E),” the company said.

The initial hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., 7 days a week.

They say they’ll be extending hours in a few weeks, along with expanding parameters.

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Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert, appearing every Wednesday morning at 6:50 am to discuss ways to save you time, money and aggravation. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteE-mail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.
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