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NYC’s 6 Best Toy Stores

December 5, 2012 6:00 AM

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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

Toys R Us

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1514 Broadway at 44th St. NYC
646-366-8800
toysrus.com

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
212.645.6336
kiddingaround.us

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

212.226.7650
boomerangtoys.com

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.

Babesta

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66 West Broadway NYC
212.608.4522
babesta.com

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.

ToyQube

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37-06 Prince St. Flushing
718-939-8605
toyqube.com

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
212-644-9400
fao.com

See Also: 7 Iconic Spots On Fifth Ave.

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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