1. No need for an ugly minivan. We have Uber, taxis and the subway!
You always dreaded that moment when you'd become minivan-eligible, and now there's no need to worry about it. You're in New York City, and you can get anywhere for about $2.75 if you play your cards right! Added bonus: Thanks to all the noise on the subway (looking at you, Union Square station drum circle), you'll never have to worry about your screaming kid being the loudest, most annoying thing on the train, either!