The diversity of neighborhoods in Brooklyn and people make it a truly special place to raise a family. Here’s just a few of our top places to visit in Brooklyn with kids:
Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Furman Street & Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11201
One of the newest additions to the city’s park system; it’s amazing for both children and parents. Situated directly on the East River, the views of the city’s skyline from this kids’ paradise are spectacular! The playground itself is made up of four different areas: Swing Valley, Slide Mountain, a water-play area and a giant sand area.
Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
81 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Have you ever wished there was a place where you could eat as a family? Where both kids and adults liked the food? And there were toys, games, and crafts to keep the little ones entertained while you waited for your meal? Found: Moxie Spot! With an extensive menu sourced with local and organic foods, this place fulfills our wildest dreams. With two floors and a wide foot print for a New York restaurant, it has many seating options including booths and tables plus plenty of boosters and high chairs. It has a second floor with a foosball table, toys and a craft room with supplies and much more. The food isn’t gourmet but it’s fresh, healthy and the daily specials can be interesting and delicious. Tip: This restaurant is less than a five minute walk from Pier 6.
Best Online Resource
Local Parent Listservs
Let’s face it – being a parent can be overwhelming sometimes. While parents, siblings and friends can be excellent resources for help and information, the online listservs for the local neighborhoods in Brooklyn are a gold mine of knowledge and experience. The members can help with gear, questions and just plain old reassurance. Brooklyn is full of these online networks, and many of them are vibrant, active boards worth joining even during pregnancy. Some of the biggest include Park Slope Parents (http://www.parkslopeparents.com/), Bococa Parents (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bococa_parents/) and Brooklyn Parents Network (http://www.brooklynparentsnetwork.com/).