Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua on Dec. 12

Whole Foods Market to Open in Chappaqua on Dec. 12

Whole Foods Market is scheduled to open its new 40,000-square-foot Chappaqua store, located at 480 N. Bedford Road, at 9am on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Opening day customers will be greeted with complimentary coffee and pastries outside from 8-9am, a fre...

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Five Below Opens First Manhattan Location on Fifth Avenue This Weekend

Five Below Opens First Manhattan Location on Fifth Avenue This Weekend

Five Below, the family-friendly retail phenomenon will open its first Manhattan location at 530 Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 45th streets. Five Below offers a wide selection of products including toys, candy, fashion, beauty, smartphone accessori...

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Everything You Need to Know About Exploring New Places with Your Infant

Everything You Need to Know About Exploring New Places with Your Infant

If you’re hesitant to go on outings now that you’re a new parent, we’re here to tell you that getting out and about with your baby is not only good for your wee one, but it’s especially good for you too. Being in the fresh air, surrounded by sights...

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SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ Helps Homeowners Save Money and Conserve Water

SUEZ, in collaboration with Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R), is helping families save money on utility bills while receiving a substantial rebate on WaterSense products. The customer conservation program for Rockland County consumers strives to h...

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Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

I am a local mom from Bergen County and I recently launched TimeSpring, an app that enables time-released messaging, for parents, grandparents, friends, and family to send photos and video to 'the future'.

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The First Stroller Made of Recycled Materials is Now Available in the US

The First Stroller Made of Recycled Materials is Now Available in the US

The first stroller made entirely of recycled materials in the US will be available for purchase this month, according to a press release. Safety 1st, the creator of this stroller, is the brand leader in child safety and the recycled stroller will ...

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Lego to Release New Harry Potter Sets

Lego to Release New Harry Potter Sets

Lego recently announced that it will release a Harry Potter Collection later this year. Fans can expect to see Muggles and magical creatures in LEGO form – from Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger to Newt Scamander, among others.

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FAO Schwarz to Return to New York City

FAO Schwarz to Return to New York City

FAO Schwarz will return to New York City with a new location in Rockefeller Center. The flagship Fifth Avenue location closed in 2015 after 145 years in business, but the new location might open as early as this fall.

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8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

8 DIY Kits to Give the Crafter in Your Life

A roundup of DIY kits to give to crafty kids for the holidays. All kits either come with the necessary materials or use common household supplies.

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FAO Schwarz Reopens as a Pop-Up This Holiday Season

FAO Schwarz Reopens as a Pop-Up This Holiday Season

The iconic toy brand is selling an exclusive collection at a department store near you.

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The Shoe Tree Celebrates 10 Years and Adds New Products

The Shoe Tree Celebrates 10 Years and Adds New Products

The Shoe Tree in Morningside Heights will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall. The family shoe store is also extending its size range and adding new brands.

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How to Green Your Lunch Box: Product Roundup

How to Green Your Lunch Box: Product Roundup

We tested environmentally friendly and reusable products to help you pack a "green" lunch.

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Play Fair Toy and Entertainment Convention Announces Dates and New Initiatives

Play Fair Toy and Entertainment Convention Announces Dates and New Initiatives

Back for its second year, Play Fair, a toy and entertainment convention for all ages, will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Javits Center and be bigger than before.

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Raine and Riley's Opens New Location in Bay Ridge

Raine and Riley's Opens New Location in Bay Ridge

Raine and Riley's, a children's clothing store, moved to a new location within Bay Ridge—here's a peek inside.

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FBI Issues Smart Toy Warning: Here’s What You Need to Know

FBI Issues Smart Toy Warning: Here’s What You Need to Know

The FBI recently issued a public service announcement for parents about the dangers of smart toys. We consulted with an expert for tips on how to keep your family safe.

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A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

Kidfund is an app that makes putting money into your child’s savings account as easy as tipping the barista.

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Interview with Diaper Dude Founder Chris Pegula

Interview with Diaper Dude Founder Chris Pegula

Diaper Dude's Chris Pegula talks dads' roles in parenthood.

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Picasso Kidz Sells Creative Toys and Art Supplies in Greenlawn

Picasso Kidz Sells Creative Toys and Art Supplies in Greenlawn

Picasso Kidz, a children’s art studio in Greenlawn, is now selling ZoLO and Fat Brain Toys as well as art supplies.

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Lego to Create a Women of NASA Set

Lego to Create a Women of NASA Set

Just in time for Women’s History Month and the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Hidden Figures,’ Lego announced it will be creating a fan-designed set called Women of NASA, featuring Katherine Johnson, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride, Nancy Grace Roman, and Ma...

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American Girl Debuts New 2017 Girl of the Year Doll, Gabriela McBride

American Girl Debuts New 2017 Girl of the Year Doll, Gabriela McBride

American Girl is ringing in the New Year with the debut of Gabriela McBride™, the company’s new 2017 Girl of the Year™!

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Holiday Books: Create an Advent Calendar

Holiday Books: Create an Advent Calendar

Our picks for holiday-themed books for kids, plus an Advent calendar idea for kids who love to read.

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Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Contamination

Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Contamination

There has been a 25-state recall of the tasty Kellogg Company brand breakfast staple – Eggo Waffles - due to a possible contamination of the listeria bacteria.

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The Top 7 Toy Stores in Queens

The Top 7 Toy Stores in Queens

A list of our top seven favorite toy stores in Queens.

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Recall Alert! Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Pose Fire Hazard

Recall Alert! Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards Pose Fire Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a number of hoverboards because the lithium-ion battery pack which is used in the device can overheat.

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LEGO Is Creating Stay-at-Home Dad and Working Mom Figures

LEGO Is Creating Stay-at-Home Dad and Working Mom Figures

The new set of LEGO minifigures were unveiled at the 67th International Toy Fair in Nurenberg, Germany.

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Lego Introduces its First Disabled Figure

Lego Introduces its First Disabled Figure

Lego introduced its first ever disabled figure.

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Startup Raising Money for First-Ever Self-Driving 'Smart' Stroller

Startup Raising Money for First-Ever Self-Driving 'Smart' Stroller

One company is trying to raise funds for the first-ever “smart” stroller that drives itself.

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American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year™ Announced

American Girl’s 2016 Girl of the Year™ Announced

2016's American Girl doll, Lea Clark, is here and ready for adventure!

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New York Toy Stores Share Their Top Toy Picks for the Holidays

New York Toy Stores Share Their Top Toy Picks for the Holidays

Local toy stores in New York City share their hottest toy picks for the holiday season.

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Parent Coach Specializing in ADHD Releases New Book

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, founder of PTS Coaching—a parent coaching program for parents of children with ADHD, published a book on parenting children with ADHD that was released in October.

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Tea and Dollhouse Parties at Whimsies Dollhouse Shop

Tea and Dollhouse Parties at Whimsies Dollhouse Shop

Whimsies Dollhouse Shop, which offers custom dollhouses, now offers tea and dollhouse birthday parties in Greenwich.

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Sterling Optical of Nanuet Under New Ownership

Sterling Optical of Nanuet Under New Ownership

Sterling Optical, which has new owners, expanded its selection of glasses options for children in Nanuet.

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Mom-and-Pop Toy Stores Near You

Mom-and-Pop Toy Stores Near You

Whether you're shopping for birthday, holiday, or just-because presents, nothing beats browsing the toy selection at your local mom-and-pop toy store. Here, a list of independent toy stores in the NY metro area.

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New Online Retailer Sells Handmade Children’s Clothing

New Online Retailer Sells Handmade Children’s Clothing

Magnolia Lake Clothing is a new online children's clothing company that hand sews clothes out of vintage fabrics. The clothing company offers regular sizes up to size 8, as well as custom sizing.

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16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

16 Unique Gifts for Kids All Made in NYC

Each of these made-in-NYC kids' gifts is sure to thrill the recipient while you support local artisans and commerce--so go ahead, go shopping and show your city pride!

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10 Tips & Tools for Organizing Your Family Life

10 Tips & Tools for Organizing Your Family Life

Deciding that you're going to organize your family life is one hurdle to get over. So here are 10 tips and tools to make it easier to organize your life and get a clutter-free home.

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Amazing High School Graduation Gifts

Amazing High School Graduation Gifts

Stumped for what to get that soon-to-be high school grad you adore? We rounded up a unique collection of personal, practical, perfect presents.

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Awesome Middle School Graduation Gifts

Awesome Middle School Graduation Gifts

End-of-eighth-graders are not exactly easy to buy for. And you're invited to a middle school graduation party. No worries. We sussed out ideal gifts, whether you want to spend a little or a lot.

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Cool Elementary School Graduation Gifts

Cool Elementary School Graduation Gifts

Is a special child graduating from elementary school this month? Whether it's your own child, a favorite niece or nephew, or that sweet kid who lives next door, we've got the perfect present.

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Fun Gifts for a Favorite Teacher

Fun Gifts for a Favorite Teacher

It's the end of the school year, and you know what that means...a gift for the teacher! No need to resort to a gift card with these unique gold-star finds.

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Goodies for an Easier, Healthier, Better Summer Vacation

Goodies for an Easier, Healthier, Better Summer Vacation

Gear up for your family's getaway with our sunny, smart finds. Whether you're headed to the beach, going on a road trip to grandma's, or anywhere in between, we've got the goods to make it a little more fun.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Dad

Father's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Dad

We've found the greatest Father's Day gift ideas—no matter who you're buying for, from grandfathers and uncles to dads of toddlers to teens. No more last-minute guessing this year!

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Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

Kids' Party Planners Publish Fairy Tale Books

The Brookland Fairies, a children's birthday party planning company based in Manhattan, will release the first book in its new fairy tale series. The book by a local author aims to get kids to believe in magical thinking.

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High-End Brand Consignment Store Opens in Greenwich

High-End Brand Consignment Store Opens in Greenwich

The Haute Spot, a high-end consignment store, recently opened in Greenwich. The store offers brands such as J. Crew, Ralph Lauren, and Lilly Pulitzer for lower prices.

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Where to Buy Baby Gifts in Brooklyn

Where to Buy Baby Gifts in Brooklyn

These Brooklyn baby stores, from Park Slope to Carroll Gardens, and Williamsburg to Fort Greene, are stocked with chic baby gear to help you find the perfect gift for a baby on the way, or the newest arrival in your life.

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Where to Buy Baby Gifts in Queens

Where to Buy Baby Gifts in Queens

Shop these baby gift stores in Queens, from Astoria to Sunnyside, and even Jamaica, and find unique gifts for babies, toddlers, and kids.

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Where to Buy Baby Gifts on Long Island

Where to Buy Baby Gifts on Long Island

Looking to buy baby clothes for a newborn? Shopping for baby toys and accessories? This list shows you where to buy the best baby gifts on Long Island, in Nassau County and Suffolk County.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Mom

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Mom

We've found the greatest Mother's Day gift ideas this year—no matter who you're buying for, from grandmothers and aunts to your stylish sister and sentimental bestie. Don't forget to drop a hint for yourself!

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Carmelo the Science Fellow Publishes Book

Carmelo the Science Fellow Publishes Book

Carmelo Piazza, aka Carmelo the Science Fellow, recently published a book full of DIY, at-home science experiments that are fun and inexpensive. The book aims to get kids to love science.

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Top 5 Tech Toys for Kids

Top 5 Tech Toys for Kids

Our five favorite STEM toys for kids that will spark their creativity and foster science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Plus, they're just plain fun!

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