Manhattan Parenting: Why We LOVE It Here
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I love New York as a parent! Our 7-year-old, who is a New Yorker bred and born, loves nothing more than traveling on public transport. If it's going to an event to visit the Little Red Lighthouse or downtown to the South Seaport, there's always so much to see and do! New York has the excitement that enriches a child's mind and creativity. My son knows the fun playgrounds, and his favorite one is in Central Park. We love visiting the museums together as a family. We pack a picnic in the Summer and love going over to Williamsburg to the Brooklyn Flea. We like the street fares and the Fifth Ave parades. There's a lot to love in NYC, including my son’s school, which I must say is a very caring and a nurturing environment to learn in. As a parent I enjoy volunteering at the school in Hells Kitchen. We enjoy a stroll through Bryant Park and a ride on a carousel. Then my son and I walk through Grand Central Station and stop in the the Grand Central train store. We love the changing exhibitions and friendliness of the staff there who we've got to know over the years. So I have to say New York is a magical town to be a parent in if you’re just walking around and you’re on a budget you can have the most wonderful time without spending a fortune!
The great family atmosphere and the awesome activities that Manhattan has to offer is grreeaatttttt.
Upper East Side
I love being a parent in Manhattan because walking around the block counts as an activity!
The mix of people, the hustle and bustle, the interesting attractions, even construction. The learning for children is endless!
My hometown Manhattan has so many places to visit and [is] kid friendly. It's so convenient to get around either [on] a bus or train or cab. Central Park is awesome in the summer for walk or a stop at a park with your kids. The Central Park Zoo is just perfect. Manhattan has stores to shop, museums to visit, parks to go to, and the right restaurants for a family night out, which are kid friendly.
Upper West Side
There's always something to do with the kids. A new show, restaurant, playground.
I love all the places I can take my children via transportation.
I love my Hometown because is wonderful... My family and I are so blessed [to be] living in the 10024 ZIP code area (Upper West Side) because of all the adventures we have. Museums, like CMOM [the Children’s Museum of Manhattan], AMNH [American Museum of Natural History, and Met [Metropolitan Museum of Art] are at walking distance. Central Park and Riverside Park provide the opportunity [for] kids and families like us to enjoy quality time as well as make many wonderful and beautiful memories that last our lifetime. We are able to explore, investigate, and create a better environment. Not only that, but we also have wonderful public schools, like PS9. Not everyone is able to afford a lot of things, like us, but being able to be close to the parks is a blessing.
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