Got kids? New York City hearts kids! Here are my picks for the top ten best spots. I wrote this piece for travelmuse several years back but it is evergreen (for the most part.) Note: I would certainly add a couple more spots like the 9/11 museum and High Line (although not for little kids, best for tweens and teens.) http://www.travelmuse.com/articles/new-york/ten-spots-for-kids
Yup, it’s another rainy day. And it’s Memorial Day weekend. And the kids are chomping at the bit. Here are some ideas for where to stay high and dry, including family-friendly restaurants to take shelter–as well as ideas for parks and outdoors spots where the kiddies can jump in puddles and do what New Yorkers do on rainy days. Cope with style.
NYC has become big with brewskis with more than 50 beer “gardens.” La Birreria on the roof of Eataly (eatalyny.com) is a hot spot for a cold one. So is Chelsea Brewing Company–throw back one of 25 hand-crafted beers and you can tour the brewery, too (chelseabrewingco.com.) And in Astoria, Queens, the 100-year-old-plus Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden (bohemianhall.com) is spot on for oompah bands, knockwurst and pitchers of foamy beer.
Got my lights and heat on last night after a week of no power. But still so many without power–including many in my own neighborhood. And all those New Yorkers who lost their homes and livelihoods, it is so heartbreaking. I have donated bags of clothing to those without and hope you will all do the same. It is freezing here tonight and it is unbearable to think of those without power and heat. Come together, New Yorkers, come together to feed, to heat, to help. Thank you.