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Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content on the East Coast.

Filling the need parents had for hyper-local content, NYMetroParents created seven monthly magazines: BROOKLYN PARENT premiered in 1994; QUEENS PARENT in 1995; WESTCHESTER PARENT in 2000; ROCKLAND PARENT in 2007; FAIRFIELD PARENT IN 2008; and NASSAU PARENT & SUFFOLK PARENT in 2009. NYMetroParents merged with Long Island Parent magazine in 2012, and the latter two publications were rebranded as LONG ISLAND PARENT - NASSAU EDITION and LONG ISLAND PARENT - SUFFOLK EDITION.

In October 2011, NYMetroParents launched its first-ever SPECIAL PARENT magazine, a biannual publication dedicated to families of children with special needs.

Winners of numerous accolades for editorial excellence (including 10 prestigious awards from the Parenting Media Association in 2011), these magazines deliver parenting news and information to a dynamic audience of more than 500,000 parents with the sophistication and means to raise families in affluent greater New York. We are THE parent-targeted market!

We are audited! Our surveys show our readers rely on the information we provide every month, and that they hold onto our publications for up to a year, to use as reference tools.

In each issue readers receive:

  • Columns on family outings, financial planning, food and nutrition, education, relationships, health care and child development, sports, theater, and special needs

  • Community news about local businesses, kids, families, and schools

  • Highlights of cool products for kids and parents

  • An unequaled Calendar of Events - listings and descriptions of family outings for every day of the month

Readers are kept up-to-date with the broad spectrum of local services and opportunities - from innovative play centers and sports facilities, to classes in the arts.

Special supplements and pullout guides are published throughout the year, including Summer Camp Roundup; Party Guide; Cultural Guide; Health & Fitness Directory; Back-to-School Directory; Holiday Gift Guide; and the annual "Yellow Pages" of Parent Resources: "Source Book."

After several years as the New York City affiliate for Disney's family.com, NYMetroParents launched its own parenting web resource in early 1999. NYMetroParents.com allows uers to search for New York City family-related businesses and services and to locate any story from the archives.

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