In Case of Emergency
Call a Car
The subway’s flooded, the bus is packed, and cab competition is rabid—call for backup (Dial 7 Car and Limousine Service, prices vary by pickup location and destination; 212-777-7777).
When the Train Stalls
Control an MTA-induced panic attack with a spritz of an anxiety-quelling aromatherapy spray (Bach Rescue Remedy spray, $17.99 at Westerly Natural Market, 911 Eighth Ave., at 54th St.; 212-586-5262).
Warn the Boss
Recharge your cell-phone battery in minutes, even if its power cord is at home (Energizer Energi to Go instant cell-phone charger, $19.99 at CVS Pharmacy, 272 Eighth Ave., nr. 24th St.; 212-255-2592).
Reach for EO’s organic-lemon hand sanitizer if subway poles give you the heebie-jeebies ($3.99 for two ounces at Whole Foods Market, 10 Columbus Circle, nr. 58th St.; 212-823-9600).