Financial District Kids
275 Greenwich St., Financial District
This under-the-radar Japanese brand puts out all sorts of cool and totally quirky prints and graphics that are both great and at times hilarious. (I.e., the tag in your toddler's pineapple-printed shorts might read: Big Goals Every Day.) The other big appeal is the cut: The pants and jeans, in particular, are good for skinnier, harder-to-fit babies and kids. There's also a location in Soho and on the Upper West Side.
2 Fulton St., Financial District
Imagination Playground, designed by David Rockwell, is one of the city's most deluxe parks for little ones, with an enormous sand-pit, Rockwell's own system of big blue blocks for kids, and plenty of water and sprinklers. It goes without saying, but you'll want to pack a change of clothes since they can't resist getting wet.
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St., Financial District
Granted, this stretch is as touristy as it gets, but it’s a great day’s outing with kids. Skip the shops, and head to the South Street Seaport Museum, where you get to climb aboard several historic ships, including the Pioneer, an authentic 19th-century schooner which hosts rides from May through October. (Don't miss Bowen Stationery, an old-world print shop, which is attached to the South Street Seaport Museum.)
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