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Fig-tree sapling from Flatbush Fig Farm
$20 at Stems Brooklyn, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., nr. Westminster Rd., Ditmas Park; 347-240-5850.

“We loved the idea of planting something and seeing it grow with us. Since we were married in October, we’ll have fruit every fall right around our anniversary.” —Charlotte Bates Greenough, knitwear designer, & Alex Kania, financial anaylst, Park Slope

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Cuisinart EasyPop Hot Air Popcorn Maker
$45 at Bed Bath & Beyond, 620 Sixth Ave., nr. 18th St.; 212-255-3550.

“We’d been using an oil popper, but our apartment started smelling like a movie theater, so this air popper was a great replacement. We always have some on hand when we’re binge-watching Orange Is the New Black.” —Andi & Sam Shapiro, Hospital manager, lawyer, Greenwich Village

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Custom-made oyster shucker
From $150 at Williams Knife Co.; williamsknife.com.

“This personalized oyster shucker is crafted from salvaged heart pine from Claire’s parents’ bookstore. Obviously, it’s special not just because it’s one-of-a-kind, but also because it’s made of Square Books wood.” —Claire Howorth & Mike Nizza, Journalists, Brooklyn Heights

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

John Baldessari beach towels
$95 at Art Production Fund, 15 Wooster St., nr. Grand St.; 212-966-0193.

“One of these beach towels is big enough for two people, so they’re almost like blankets. We use them on summer weekend trips to the Rockaways. The only downside is that there’s no matching umbrella.” —Emily Ross & Mark Hatch-Miller, Assistant provost, attorney, Williamsburg

Photo: James Ewing/Art Production Fund

Futagami Frame bottle opener
$62 at Mociun, 224 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 4th St, Williamsburg; 718-387-3731.

“At first we were like, ‘What the hell is this object? It’s pretty, and has a great weight to it, but we can’t possibly need it.’ Then we found out it’s as functional as it is nice to look at. It’s on permanent display on our countertop.” —Emma Alpert & Krishna Andavolu, Lawyer, editor, Clinton Hill

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Pentax Q-10 Camera
$299 at B&H Photo, 420 Ninth Ave., nr. 34th St.; 212-444-6615.

“This camera shoots HD video and has surprisingly high-quality audio, which came in handy on our honeymoon when we decided to film ourselves driving lost around the Greek islands.” —Alexis Oliver & Alan Wilkis, Architectural designer, music producer, Boerum Hill

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Hay & Clara von Zweigbergk Kaleido Trays
From $16 each at Design Within Reach, 110 Greene St., nr. Prince St.; 212-475-0001.

“There are no words to convey our delight in these modular trays. We use the large ones for papers and put spices in the smaller hexagons when we have friends over for dinner.” —Louise Ingalls Sturges & Tyler Hammond Brodie, Artist, movie producer, West Village

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A Quinciple farmers’ market subscription
$50 per week at quinciple.com.

“Once a week, we get a box filled with food sourced by an expert forager: fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein, and herbs, plus recipes for cooking the ingredients. I play chef while my husband watches Food Network and shouts out tips.” —Amanda Graber & Brian Rosenberg, App co-founder, brand strategist, Flatiron

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SodaStream
From $80 at Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St., nr. Meeker Ave., Williamsburg; 718-389-2982.

“This was our first gift, given to us in the fall before our wedding, and we’ve used it every single day since then. We keep three reusable bottles in the fridge at all times.” —Joanna Spanos & Daniel Hildreth, Education professionals, Greenpoint

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Craftsman tool Tote and Tools
From $13 at Sears, 9605 Queens Blvd., nr. 65th St., Rego Park; 718-830-5900.

“We had to be space-conscious since we live in a one-bedroom, but we couldn’t exist without basic tools. We moved into our apartment just a few weeks after the wedding and loved toting this around while we painted and hung shelves.” —Tina & Fletcher Ladd, Architect, finance broker, Upper West Side

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Monogrammed Matouk robes
From $174 at Gracious Home, 1200 Third Ave., nr. 70th St.; 212-517-6300.

“These robes are so lush and soft, they help us get out of bed in the morning. And yes, we wear them together.” —Nell Eberhardt & Sean Mathews, Event and marketing manager, senior designer, Williamsburg

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Jonathan Adler Kidney Table
$495 at Jonathan Adler, 53 Greene St., nr. Broome St.; 212-941-8950.

“We were looking for something big to put on our registry that multiple friends could contribute towards, and we love the simplicity of this table. We hope it will inspire us to entertain more.” —Reena Kanagasingam & Christopher McMillen, Hedge-fund analyst, online publisher, Financial District

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Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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The Beefcake in the Backcourt
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