The Flatiron neighborhood took home 3 awards in the Time Out Kids Best of 2013 poll, which identifies the “Best places and things to do in NYC for families”.
- Best indie bookstore (readers’ choice): Books of Wonder (18 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue). Books of Wonder is a gem in the neighborhood. It is New York City’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore and also has weekly story-times you can take your kids to plus they have lots of rare and first edition children’s books and art. Every week you can go to a reading by an author. See the event calendar at www.booksofwonder.com/events.php.
- Best place to see a family concert (readers’ choice): Mad. Sq. Kids summer concert series. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from June to August there is another free kids concert in Madison Square Park. You can see last summer’s calendar here to get an idea: www.madparknews.com/art_and_music/madison-square-kids-music-series-schedule-announced
- Best Brunch for kids: Brunch Baby, Brunch takes over the Brother Jimmy’s at 116 E 16th St (between Irving and Park) with a padded dance floor, DJ, and free food for kids under 12. There’s even stroller parking. More info at www.facebook.com/brunchbabybrunch