Do not bother with the Switter app. Go to the site on mobile phone and once you join up it’ll give you the option to go to Mastodon aka switter or go on web. Go to
Come find me and all of us!
You create a profile and if you want to stay more anonymous you can still join just lock your account, no pic etc.
The listings are easy to access by pressing the search icon. Then you can press go to listings. Search for nyc and boom. You find us.