New York City is a dirty place. After touching subway poles and railings, you need to make sure your handsies are clean!
This is a no brainer. With a Starbucks on every other corner, it’s easy to find a place to power up! Texting your cutie or browsing the OKCupid app can definitely kill your battery. I don’t know about you, but when my phone dies, I feel like apocalypse has begun. BE PREPARED AND STAY CONNECTED!
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE
Staying hydrated is incredibly important. The summers in NYC can be absolutely brutal, and luckily NYC has the cleanest water system in the world. With spring water costing almost $3 a bottle, carrying a reusable water bottle is great for your wallet and your waistline!
Lips, Lips, LIPS
Even a clear lip gloss can put a little spring in your step. Lipstick can complete the masterpiece you are, even after shoving your way through a crowded subway.
GUM OR MINTS
Whether it’s after a coffee date or happy hour, I’m always searching for a piece of gum. Who knows if you’ll be swapping saliva with someone at the bar or if you’ll run into Mr. Right at the deli? Having fresh breath is always a relief.
I personally think card minimums are ridiculous, but unfortunately in NYC, they are everywhere. It’s always good to have a few George Washingtons laying around. Maybe even to buy the pack of gum you need to grab before your date!
You just never know. What if your phone’s stolen and you need to take down a number?
In NYC, it’s scary easy to starting smelling nasty. Do us all a favor and don’t be the smelly person on the train.
For me, there’s nothing better than a little Frank Sinatra on the New York City streets. Music is a great escape from the noisy fire trucks and relentless construction workers. I’ve also found that they really come in handy if you don’t have the extra cash to give to the homeless person on the train.
If you’re on the run and don’t have the time or money to stop, a snack can be a lifesaver. I recommend a handful of almonds, dried fruit or even an apple. Those are all healthy snacks that won’t take up much room in your pocket book!