Emma Steven

The 14 Best Kid-Friendly Diners for Families in Manhattan

The 14 Best Kid-Friendly Diners for Families in Manhattan

(Nov. 19, 2018) - We found the top 14 family-friendly diners in New York City; when it comes to eating out at a restaurant rather than ordering take out on Seamless again, a diner will keep the whole family happy. They’re low-key and have wipe-clean furniture, kid-friendly vibes, and exhaustive menus with a variety of food items, from chicken tenders and grilled cheese to pasta dishes, salads, and traditional hot entrees. We’ve rounded up our favorite Manhattan restaurants for families below, from upper Manhattan (including family-friendly diners in Morningside Heights, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Manhattan Valley) to mid-Manhattan (including kid-friendly diners in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and Union Square) and down to family-friendly diners in lower Manhattan (including diners in Tribeca, West Village, Lower East Side, East Village, and the Financial District). With this list, you’re sure to find a place to eat with kids, whether nearby or a subway ride away.


10 Hidden Gardens in NYC You’ll Want to Keep a Secret

10 Hidden Gardens in NYC You’ll Want to Keep a Secret

(Nov. 08, 2018) - Green space is hard to come by in Manhattan—an apartment with a garden or terrace is a unicorn, scoring you instant popularity with friends and neighbors—but did you know there is probably a secret garden in your neighborhood? Across the city there are hundreds of gardens that are known to locals and tended by volunteers. Many of them are open to the public, so stop by one to soak in the greenery in the middle of Manhattan.


What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

(Oct. 30, 2018) - For parents today there is an overwhelming amount of information available on what we should and should not be eating. The everyday job of grocery shopping or planning meals for our families is a maze of choices. One food group we hear a lot about is processed foods. But what exactly are processed and why are they bad for us? Nutritionists, dietitians, and doctors share what you need to know about processed foods, and what you can do to limit the amount of processed foods your family eats.


Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

(Sep. 10, 2018) - For families affected by autism or sensory sensitivities, going to see a show or theater production can seem impossible. The good news is many top venues in NYC are now trying to be more accessible and inclusive. Here we round up the best autism- and sensory-friendly shows for the 2018-2019 season at New York City theaters and venues. The list includes Broadway shows, kids’ theater and music, the circus, and those famous blue men!


How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

How to Make Your House More Environmentally Friendly

(Mar. 20, 2018) - With green living being as popular as ever—especially with more and more eco-friendly, toxin-free products hitting the shelves—you may be wondering what you can do in your home to reduce toxins and make it a healthier place for your family. We spoke to experts to find out the key areas in the home you should focus on to make your living space a little more eco-friendly.


How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

How to Choose the Perfect Family Cruise for Your Crew

(Nov. 17, 2017) - Cruises are the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market. But how do you decide which one is perfect for your family? We’ve gathered cruise tips to help you decide.


Family-Friendly Cruise Lines Departing the New York Area

Family-Friendly Cruise Lines Departing the New York Area

(Nov. 17, 2017) - We’ve gathered some of the best family-friendly cruise lines departing from the New York area, including Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean International.


Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

Times Square With Kids: It's Not Just for Tourists

(Aug. 15, 2017) - Despite its reputation, Times Square is perfect for a family outing, offering a variety of things to do with kids in the heart of New York City.


What Potty Training Taught Me

What Potty Training Taught Me

(Jul. 27, 2017) - Why the biggest lesson from potty training was for me, not my son.


How to Green Your Kids Room

How to Green Your Kids Room

(Mar. 24, 2017) - Simple steps to reduce your kids’ exposure to environmental hazards where they sleep and play


Where to Experience Chinese Culture in NYC

Where to Experience Chinese Culture in NYC

(Jan. 24, 2017) - New York City is home to the biggest Chinese-American population in the U.S., so it’s a great place to explore Chinese customs, history, and of course, food!


Fine-Dining Club in NYC Makes Eating at Restaurants with Kids a Breeze

Fine-Dining Club in NYC Makes Eating at Restaurants with Kids a Breeze

(May. 23, 2016) - A new fine-dining club in NYC, for young families, takes the stress out of eating out with kids.


5 Reasons We Love DUMBO

5 Reasons We Love DUMBO

(Sep. 30, 2015) - Jane's Carousel, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and nearby Pier 6 playgrounds all make DUMBO a great place for a family outing with your kids.


Where to Honor and Remember Sept. 11 in NYC

Where to Honor and Remember Sept. 11 in NYC

(Aug. 31, 2015) - To commemorate the tragic events that happened 14 years ago, venues across Manhattan, and the country, are honoring those affected by Sept. 11, 2001. Here are four places you can remember 9/11 in NYC.


Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

Circus Performers Hit NYC Streets This Summer

(Jun. 10, 2015) - Circus comes to New York City as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival, with free performances in all five NYC boroughs from June 26 – August 17, 2015.


Where to Celebrate Mother's Day in Manhattan

Where to Celebrate Mother's Day in Manhattan

(May. 04, 2015) - Honor the mom in your life by taking her to one of these Mother's Day celebration in NYC, including Mother's Day brunch locations, where to make crafts for Mom, and week-long celebrations.


Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations in NYC

Family-Friendly Earth Day Celebrations in NYC

(Mar. 31, 2015) - Celebrate Earth Day at one of these family-friendly Earth Cay celebrations in Manhattan, including park events, green living festivals, and Arbor Day events.


Where to Celebrate Easter in New York City

Where to Celebrate Easter in New York City

(Mar. 31, 2015) - Don your Easter bonnets and celebrate the bunny holiday at one of these Easter celebrations in Manhattan, including the NYC Easter Parade and egg hunts in New York City.


Things for Kids to do During Spring Break in NYC

Things for Kids to do During Spring Break in NYC

(Mar. 31, 2015) - Wondering what to do with your kids during spring break? We've gathered the best fun and educational activities in NYC at museums and the New-York Historical Society.


5 Passover Celebrations to Attend with Your Kids in NYC

5 Passover Celebrations to Attend with Your Kids in NYC

(Mar. 02, 2015) - We've hand-picked five family-friendly passover events, from dance parties to concerts to seder dinners.


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