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6 Playgrounds Near NYC Tourist Attractions

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

If you are visiting: Wall Street or the WTC Memorial
Take a  break at: the Imagination Playground (above) 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.

hester street playground in chinatown

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

Chelsea Waterside Playground in NYC

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.

ancient playground in NYC's central parl

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).

the playground for all children in Queens NY Visit the FG Hotel Guide to New York City

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  1. […] around while you relax on a patch of grass. The Queens Zoo, Hall of Science, and thoroughly neat Playground for All Children are a short stroll […]