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NYC’s 6 Best Toy Stores

December 5, 2012 6:00 AM

Whether you’re shopping for a tiny tot’s holiday gifts or just for your inner child, you’re in luck: New York has some of the world’s best toy stores. Here’s a short list of the city’s best. By Sherry Mazzocchi.

See Also: New Jersey’s 4 Best Toy Stores

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620 5th Ave
New York, NY 10020
(212) 245-5973
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Of course, there are the classics, like FAO Scwarz, but go to the Lego Store in New York for a heavy dose of delight: massive sculptures made entirely from the plastic bricks, city scenes of Manhattan landmarks, and every LEGO building set imaginable for sale. Bring the kids on a rainy day, and for an extra dose of fun, hit the other shops on this best places to buy toys in New York list.

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Toys R Us

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1514 Broadway at 44th St. NYC

This store has it all–floor upon floor of nearly every toy ever dreamed of–and then some. It’s a destination in itself. Come for a ride on the 60-foot Ferris wheel, take photos of the kids under the roaring T-Rex and visit Barbie World.

Kidding Around

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60 W. 15th St. NYC

This Chelsea toy emporium has a carefully curated selections of toys. Choose a microscope for budding scientists, lie detector sets for spy kids and instruments of all kinds are perfect for future performers.

Boomerang Toys

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119 West Broadway, NYC


This family-owned store is big on customer service whether you shop in their Manhattan or Staten Island store or even online. Their fabulous array of plush toys, games and puzzles will bring hours of fun. They also have an excellent selection of trucks, buses and handmade wooden subway car replicas.


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66 West Broadway NYC

Geared towards the trendiest of tots, this store features cool clothes, punk alphabet books and lullaby renditions of Kanye West and Black Sabbath. The hand-made unicorn trophy head alone is worth the trip to their Warren St. store.


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Mythological Ivory Warriors from ToyQube (courtesy: Toy Cube)

37-06 Prince St. Flushing

ToyQube carries Asian and European collectible toys with and edge. Myth Warrior Dragons, Keithing Zombie Bears and Toby’s Secret Society sell out as fast as they can stock them.

FAO Schwarz

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767 Fifth Ave. NYC

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If Santa had a Fifth Ave. office, it would look like FAO Schwarz. Looking for a plush coral reef habitat, a baby elephant pull toy or big piano to romp on? You will only find it here.

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