NYC & Kids

Here are a few links to get started. I moved to NYC when my youngest was 5, so I never had to deal with a stroller in NYC.  I see them all of the time on buses and subways, and I am glad I never needed them.  If possible use an umbrella stroller, unless your kid is really young.  Have them wear sneakers if possible, so they are comfortable in case they will walk anywhere.  With older kids, you need to remember to find something for them to do at some point during the trip, otherwise they will not have very much fun.  This is especially true for any child over 13.  Parks are always a great idea for any child under 13, there is a link below for the NYC Park system also.  Find out ahead of time where your hotel is and do a search for the nearest playground.  If anybody has a more specific question, please don't hesitate to email me!!

Traveling with Kids – 10 Important Tips
Recommended Family Friendly Hotels's ABC List of Kid Friendly Dining's Family Friendly Guide for Broadway Shows
Kid Friendly Tours in New York City
Top Ten Kid Friendly Tourist Attractions in NYC
Top Ten NYC Toy Stores for Kids
Five Little NYC Parks
NYC Boat Rides Your Kids Will Love
Tips for Taking Kids to a Ballgame in New York City

Regarding Car Seats in Taxis

Drivers of yellow medallion taxicabs and for-hire vehicles and their passengers, are exempt from laws regarding car seats and seatbelts.  Keep in mind, the TLC encourages everyone in the vehicle to buckle their seatbelts while riding in a cab.  There are no Taxi and Limousine Commission rules regarding this, as it is a State exemption. Passengers with children are encouraged to bring their own car seats, which the drivers must allow passengers to install.
*NOTE - Children under the age of seven are permitted to sit on an adult's lap.

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