• New York Family’s July Issue

    The Ultimate Guide To Raising Kids In The City 2012-2013

    By New York Family

    Cover by Justin Winslow Illustration

    Highlights from the digital edition of  New York Family‘s July 2012 issue: The Ultimate Guide To Raising Kids In The City. –

    We’re excited to bring you the digital edition of New York Family’s July 2012 issue: The Ultimate Guide To Raising Kids In The City. Here are the highlights.

    EDITOR’S NOTE

    Ultimate In What Way?

    THE 15 GREATEST THINGS TO DO IN NEW YORK CITY BY AGE 15

    Plus, Some Really Good Alternatives!

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    12 Can’t-Miss Family-Friendly Events In The Year Ahead

     

    POP QUIZ FOR PARENTS!

    How Well Do You Know NYC? (Answers Here)

    CITY SAVERS

    Tutoring, Babysitting, Even Vacationing—There’s More Opportunities To Contain The Cost Of An NYC Childhood Than One Might Think

    THE LAST WORD

    Why Manhattan’s Broad Streets And Close Neighbors Give This City Mom’s Family Just The Right Amount Of Space

    DIRECTORIES & SPECIAL SECTIONS

    CLASSES

    With New Venues And Programs Popping Up All Over The City, The Choice Is Yours For What Class Best Suits Your Child

    BIRTHDAYS

    From World-Class Venues And Entertainers To Towering Cakes, The Big Apple Has All A Child Could Ask For When It Comes To Blowing Out Birthday Candles

    MUSEUMS

    The City’s Diverse Museums Are Gearing Their Programs And Exhibits Toward Families—From Arts And Culture To Science And Technology

    THEATER & LIVE PERFORMANCE

    From Theaters Devoted To Children’s Plays To Broadway’s Biggest Acts, There’s Always A Show-Stopping Performance To Be Seen In Our Wonderful City

    ATTRACTIONS

    Our Annual A-Z Guide To The City’s Most Notable And Memorable Experiences

    SHOPPING & STORES

    A Family Guide To The City’s Best Places To Buy Children’s Clothes, Shoes, Toys, Furnishings, Books & More

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    With So Many Great Local Photographers, You Can Find The Right Style And Snapshot For Your Family

    HEALTH & WELLNESS

    The City’s Top Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists, Nutritionists And Exercise Centers With A Focus On Parents And Kids

    CAMPS

    Whether They Are Going To Day Camp Or Sleepaway, Most Kids Have Some Trepidation The First Time. Here’s How You Can Bolster Their Readiness (And Yours Too)

    NEW & EXPECTANT PARENTS

    A Selective Guide To Everything For Bump And Baby

    TEN TIPS FOR RAISING TWINS IN THE CITY

    Priceless Advice From A Dynamic Mother Of Multiples

    EDUCATION

    With So Many Options In The City—Public, Private, Charter And Parochial—Parents Need To Do Their Research

    SPECIAL NEEDS

    Evaluations? Programs? Services? The Good News Is That There Are Lots of Local Services For Special Needs Children. The Bad News Is That There’s A Learning Curve For Parents

    REAL ESTATE 

    What To Look For In A Building

    FOOD & DINING

    A Roster Of The “Best” Kid-Friendly Restaurants In NYC

    As always, we would love to know what you think. Please email us at newyorkfamily@manhattanmedia.com with your feedback.

    Enjoy!

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