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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

Note: The NYC CityPass includes admission to the 9/11 Memorial, the Met and many other attractions. There are two passes for shorter or longer stays. If you make the most of them, can can offer very good value. (Read more about *CityPass and get pricing.)

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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 […]