Having a style that falls in the unisex category, and a wardrobe that could style a man perfectly, I will attempt to minimize the feminine direction of the article and place importance on objects needed by both genders.
Now, please keep in mind that this is an open discussion, and having not lived in New York during September, I will need your experienced expertise as well. I have done enough research, random street conversations and major summer experiences to allow me to list essentials that I am positive will gain your approval.
The number one essential is the umbrella because you can’t always share an umbrella, since half the people will be running to escape the rain. Always have one in your bag; New York is the moodiest when it comes to weather and you will never know when New York gets emotional and starts to cry.
Number two goes to “Band-aids”; you are probably staring at a blister this very moment and agreeing “So true!” New Yorkers are fortunate to have the choice to walk anywhere and even if you don’t like walking at one point you have to walk. So with that in mind, I am sure each person reading this has had a terrible blister experience.
Falling in third place, the “portable cell phone charger”. The sad part is, not many people know it exists, but the great part is that it does exist. Do yourself a favor and head to the nearest Duane Reade and buy yourself one.
Number four, “Cash”. If you are a brunch person, happy hour person, pizza person or simply a person, always carry cash with you. Most spots in New York have ATMs that will charge you an extra fee and cause an extra hassle.
And for the finale, a bottle of water. If you know what its like to be stuck waiting on a train for 30 plus minutes, your going to thank me.