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NYC’s 5 Best Toy Stores

July 12, 2016 10:49 AM

(Credit: Kidding Around/Facebook)

(Credit: Kidding Around/Facebook)

There are countless stores throughout New York, but there are only a handful that unleash the inner child in everyone. Whether people are buying a child’s birthday gift or just getting a toy for a little tot, they can head to one of these elaborate toy shops. By John Friia

The LEGO Store

(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Multiple Locations
www.lego.com

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Children have a creative imagination to build exciting things, and the LEGO Store is the perfect place to capture that creativity. With locations in Rockefeller Plaza and the Flatiron District, people will be amazed to see the elaborate LEGO sculptures on display, including the torch of the Statue of Liberty and of the Greek god Atlas. Whether you are a child or an adult, The LEGO Store makes everyone want to play with the famous building blocks.

Kidding Around

(Credit: Kidding Around/Facebook)

(Credit: Kidding Around/Facebook)

Multiple Locations
www.KiddingAroundToys.com

As children step inside one of Kidding Around’s multiple locations, they are transported into an emporium of toys and wonder. From stuffed animals to wooden train sets and dollhouses, there is an endless selection of toys that will make an ordinary trip to the toy store an unforgettable one. There is even a wooden model of the Staten Island Ferry, which is the perfect for any native.

The Children’s General Store

The Children's General Store Logo 168 East 91st Street
New York, NY

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Nestled in the Upper East Side is The Children’s General Store, a quaint shop that blends vintage toys with chic and trendy new options for the tots. Currently under a renovation, The Children’s General Store is slated to reopen in September 2016 with an upgraded technology system that will enhance the imaginative experience for everyone. One of the many interesting toys that people will notice is the dollhouse of an Upper East Side townhouse — a must have for any young New Yorker.

Dinosaur Hill

(Credit: Dinosaur Hill/Facebok)

(Credit: Dinosaur Hill/Facebok)

306 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10003
www.DinosaurHill.com

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Unleash your inner child at the East Village’s Dinosaur Hill. Customers are amazed by their colorful and vibrant window displays, which is a precursor to what can be found inside. Filled with vintage toys and new favorites, children and adults are sure to fall in love with something in the store. Don’t just keep your eyes on the shelves — look up and you will see miniature hot air balloons, and marionettes hanging from the ceiling. Some of your childhood favorites will soon become your child’s favorite new toy.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Guests attend the Build-A-Bear Workshop Make-A-Wish Event In New York City on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Build-a-Bear)

Guests attend the Build-A-Bear Workshop Make-A-Wish Event In New York City on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Build-a-Bear)

Multiple Locations
www.BuildABear.com

With a wide selection of stuffed animals to choose from, children are able to stuff, dress up and name their newly-stuffed pal. The selection of stuffed animals constantly changes and includes some of characters from popular movies and television shows, including Star Wars, Paw Patrol and Finding Dory.

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