Everything New Yorkers need for their daily commute
Anyone can look up how to get from point A to B on the subway with Google Maps. Finding the best route, though, takes a little more street savvy (or subway savvy, as the case may be). To plan the absolute quickest commute, download Exit Strategy NYC, the app that tells you what train car, exit door and station entrance to use for the fastest trip.
Exit Strategy NYC, $3.99 on itunes.com
The subways, sidewalks and taxicabs of NYC can be surprisingly stinky, and most of the time, you don’t really want to think about what it is you’re smelling. Carry a petite perfume rollerball in your favorite scent and take a deep inhale when your olfactory senses get overwhelmed.
Clean Reserve Rain Rollerball, $25 on sephora.com
Just because New York City hasn’t banned plastic bags (yet) doesn’t mean that you need to contribute to the pollution problem. Shell out 10 bucks for one of these nearly indestructible bags that can hold up to 50 pounds. We like the funky hot dog pattern as an homage to the city’s street carts, but they also come in more subdued hues.
Standard Baggu, $10 on baggu.com
Between inconsiderate passengers, indecipherable announcements and insane delays, the New York subway system can be extremely frustrating on a daily basis. Remind yourself to remain calm by popping one of these orange-elderflower homeopathic lozenges.
Bach Rescue Remedy Pastilles, $10.46 on amazon.com
Dealing with nasty weather?
These essential supplies will keep you nice and dry in even the dreariest weather