Kids in New York

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Kids in New York

For listings of children's events, consult New York magazine and Time Out New York Kids. The Friday New York Times Arts section also includes children's activities. Other good sources on happenings for youngsters are the monthly magazines New York Family and NY Metro Parents, both available free at toy stores, children's museums, and other places where parents and children are found. The website Parents Connect includes listings of what's going on. If you have access to cable television, check the local all-news channel New York 1, where you'll find a spot aired several times daily that covers current and noteworthy children's events. Fodor's New York City with Kids (available in bookstores everywhere) can help you plan your days together.

Publications and Websites

New York magazine (New York, NY. nymag.com/family/kids.)

NY Metro Parents (New York, NY. www.nymetroparents.com.)

Time Out New York (New York, NY. www.timeout.com/new-york-kids.)

Lodging

Before you consider using a cot or foldout couch for your child, ask just how large your hotel room is—New York City rooms tend to be small. Most hotels in New York allow children under a certain age to stay in their parents' room at no extra charge, but others charge for them as extra adults; be sure to find out the cutoff age for children's discounts.

Public Transportation

Children shorter than 44 inches ride for free on MTA buses and subways. If you're pushing a stroller, don't struggle through a subway turnstile; ask the station agent to buzz you through the gate (the attendant will ask you to swipe your MetroCard through the turnstile nearest the gate). Keep a sharp eye on young ones while in the subway; at some stations there is a gap between the train doors and the platform.

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