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The best family-friendly neighborhoods in New York, including walking tours for kids and the best of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the other boroughs

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The 10 best New York City neighborhoods for families

We asked, you answered! Ever wondered where to find the best NYC neighborhoods for families? Here’s how you, our lovely readers, voted. 

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Neighborhoods in Manhattan

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Upper West Side

The venerable Manhattan nabe is brimming with tot-focused shops, eateries, museums and play spaces

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Tribeca

NYC's first residential community has changed quite a bit over the years, but signs of its past life remain

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Upper East Side

For a chance to savor the lap of luxury, head uptown

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Washington Heights

The hit musical In the Heights may have raised the namesake neighborhood's profile, but savvy families already knew of its appeal

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Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

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Park Slope

This family Shangri-La's bad reputation is merely a conspiracy to keep the crowds at bay

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Bay Ridge

Third-generation stalwarts mesh with newly arrived families in this Brooklyn 'hood with a view

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South Williamsburg

This quiet sister district is a surprisingly tranquil, family-oriented neighborhood

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Carroll Gardens

Old-world shops still line Carroll Gardens' streets, alongside stylish new cafs and boutiques.

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More New York neighborhoods for families

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Riverdale

Abundant parks and a small-town vibe draw families to this Bronx oasis

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Battery Park City

Spend a day in Battery Park City and you'll almost forget you're in Manhattan

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St. George

Downtown Staten Island is chock-full of culture, food and more

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Astoria

Many creative types love the northwest Queens neighborhood for its cultural attractions and wide range of ethnic food

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