Local Tip: 6 Playgrounds Near NYC Tourist Attractions

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Courtesy of Imagination Playground

From the FG Editors

New York has been on a building spree the past few years and kids have been the primary beneficiaries. Editor Eileen Gunn wrote a blog for Park Slope Parents this week about a handful of awesomenew playgrounds near tourist attractions in New York City. We recommend you read the full post because it has a lot of extra tips. But here are the highlights if you need a quick cheat sheet:

If you are visiting: Wall Street or the WTC Memorial
Take a  break at: the Imagination Playground next to the South Street Seaport.

If you are visiting: Chinatown and Little Italy
Take a break at: the Hester Street Playground at Hester and Chrystie streets.

If you are visiting: The Highline
Take a break at: at Waterside Park, west of the Highline’s 23rd Street entrance.

If you are visiting: The Metropolitan Museum
Take a breat at: Ancient Playground in Central Park with older kids or East 72nd Street playground with small children.

If you are visiting: Jackson Heights or Main Street, Flushing for ethnic food in Queens
Take a break at: the Playground for all Childrenin Flushing Meadow Park (111th Street).

 Visit the FG Hotel Guide to New York City

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