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  1. Pinch Provisions States of Emergency Kit, $16, at

    New Yorkers have a particular sense of the word “emergency” (like being sanitizer-less on the subway) and this pocket-sized kit has you covered. Filled with 14 essentials for life in NYC, you won’t want to leave your crib without it.

  2. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for dogs, $16, at

    This small, compact kit is perfect for pampering your favorite furry friend. And it’s small enough to carry during those long walks through NYC’s finest parks. Filled to the brim with 11 canine care essentials, your pooch will always feel clean and cared for.

  3. Quirky Pivot Power Genius smart flexible power strip, $60, at

    You’ll never fret over leaving your iron on with the help of this high-tech gadget. This app-enabled power strip bends to fit every size plug without wasting a single outlet and it allows you to control the on/off switch from your phone via the Pivot app.

  4. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star rubber shoe, $65, at Converse, 560 Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts (212-966-1099,

    Time to toss those bulky rain boots aside—rubber Converse exists—and these water-resistant, fleece-lined kicks will keep your feet warm and dry during the rain, snow and music-festival mud pits, too.

  5. NARS Modern Future palette, $49, at NARS, locations throughout the city; visit

    Ladies, fixing your makeup has never been easier thanks to this tech-chic palette. The double layer compact, equipped with eye shadow, blush, bronzer and lip gloss, is small enough to tuck inside your purse and allows you to primp your face anywhere without lugging around a heavy makeup bag.

  6. Quirky Pickup Power portable-battery + surge-protector, $80, at

    This desktop power strip has three AC outlets and 1080 joules of surge protection, but the best part? There’s a portable battery feature (it pops out!) allowing you to charge any electronic device while you’re away from your desk.

  7. SALT card, $15, preorder at

    It’s important to secure your phone, but you’re forced to enter a PIN or swipe your thumb every time. This card saves you the hassle. Thin enough to fit inside your wallet or pocket, sync this card to your phone through the SALT app. Every time you're within 10 feet of your phone, it stays unlocked and when you step away, it locks itself, so nobody can creep on your awkward selfie collection.

  8. SIREN ring, $249, at

    Forget self-defense classes: This piece of jewelry could save your life. No, really! The bauble discreetly houses an unbearably loud alarm. Just twist the ring to the left to activate an ear-piercing screech.

  9. The Blunt Classic + Tile umbrella, $99, at

    Not only is this rain protector indestructible, it’s the world’s first smart umbrella. There’s a GPS-tracking Tile attachment, which connects to an app, so you can retrieve your ’brella when you inevitably misplace it.

10 must-have products for your NYC Survival Kit

Your life is about to get a whole lot easier with these NYC survival kit essentials

New York: The city so nice that they named it twice. But if you're a real New Yorker, you know the city can get a little rough. On those days when you’re sanitizer-less on the subway or caught in a downpour without the proper rain gear, we’ve found the latest baubles and devices that will be your savior in case of an emergency. From useful tech gadgets and wearable technology to pocket-sized products for your pooch—solve any tricky situation in a pinch with our take on a NYC survival kit.
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