2–A small wallet. You don’t need to be carrying around your whole collection of credit cards, store cards, punch cards, etc. You only need a slot for your ID, a card or two, your metro card, and a bit of cash.
So you want to take care of your feet. BZees sent me some Lifetime Loafers to try out and they were great for our trip. The BZees shoes are also completely washable, so the day that they got totally soaked in the rain in Brooklyn, I knew they’d come out of it just fine.
Have you been to New York City before? What do you think is a must-pack item?