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New York Necessities

After a long break from blogging and a big move out to Brooklyn, I’m finally back. I’ve been out here for almost three weeks, but only a little over a week on my own. I know it’s going to take awhile to catch on to the way things are done in NY, but I’ve already found a few things you can’t live without here. Whether your visiting or relocating here, I think anyone would benefit from making sure they have these few basic things.

Walking shoes.

I walked everywhere living in Chicago for four years. Then I moved to Milwaukee and only drove. As I’m getting used to my feet being my main form of transportation and being judged by my past Chicago self, I’m accepting that a good pair of walking shoes is required. (Maybe someday I’ll be able to prance around in heels. Today is not that day, tomorrow isn’t either).

These have been the ones saving me the past couple of weeks:

Superga Cotu Classic Sneakers via The JCR Girls

Superga Cotu Classic Sneakers

Sperry Top Siders via The JCR Girls

Sperrys

Navigation Apps

In the time that my mom was here helping me move in I lost complete faith in GoogleMaps. Thank goodness we were driving the several times it pointed us in the wrong direction. Per the tips of a few real New Yorkers, I’ve downloaded some more helpful apps to help me find my way.

HopStop

HopStop

City Transit

City Transit

Reusable Bag and Hand Sanitizer

For the days you’re on the go and picking lots of things up, it’s much easier to throw things in a cute, reusable bag rather than toting plastic bags around. Oh and hand sanitizer because I love New York, but it’s not clean.

Baggu Canvas Bag via The JCR Girls

 

Baggu Canvas Tote

So that’s all I’ve got for only being here two weeks. Any real New Yorkers are welcome to comment and share the necessities you can’t live without in the city day-to-day.

Oh, and you need hipster glasses. Well, not really, but yeah actually you really do.