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New York Families

Family life in New York including family portraits, New York family pictures, celebrity parent interviews and great kid quotes.


Family portraits

The Sanko-Grindstaff Family

Husband-and-wife team Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko of Phantom Limb Company tell us about their new project and their top places to go with daughter Freya.

NY1's Pat Kiernan

The popular NY1 anchor talks about waking up early, getting recognized on the subway and his family's favorite Williamsburg spots.

First Comes Love's Nina Davenport

Filmmaker and single mom Nina Davenport talks about having a baby on her own, her latest documentary and the best places to hang out in Brooklyn.

The Kumar Family

Holiday and Mohan Kumar, the owners of OddFellows Ice Cream Co., talk about their new business.

Food writer Jennie Perillo

Food writer and Brooklyn mom Jennie Perillo talks about her first cookbook and honoring her late husband's legacy.

Adventurer-author Charles R Scott

Devoted dad and adventurer Charles R Scott talks about his book Rising Son, his family's next bike trip and why he left a plum job for an even better one.

Make Meaning's Daniel Nissanoff

The founder of Make Meaning chats about the inspiration behind his craft hub as well as his family's favorite city destinations.

Nigel Barker of Oxygen's The Face

Photographer and former America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker talks about his latest TV project and life in the West Village with his family.

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New York family pictures

Unsilent Night

Families showed up at Washington Square Park to make music with boom boxes, accompanied by a perfectly timed snowfall.

Opening day at McCarren Rink

We were there when the McCarren Park Pool turned into an icy oasis. Check out photos from this morning’s opening ceremony!

America's Got Talent auditions

We talked to the future stars from near and far who lined up for last weekend’s America’s Got Talent auditions and the chance to win one million dollars.

Build-A-Bear Workshop at FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz, one of the city's most beloved toy shops, welcomes another Fifth Avenue staple—Build-A-Bear—into its iconic midtown location.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

While most of America watched from home before sitting down to dinner, see the folks who braved the freezing cold.

Studio in the Sky at 92Y

See photos from the uptown institution’s brand-new gymnastics studio during its opening day celebration.

Queens Museum opening day

Kids and their parents flocked to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park to welcome the new Queens Museum with a day of workshops, shows and gallery tours.

ING NYC Marathon

We love Marathon Sunday! From Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn to First Avenue in Manhattan, families came out to cheer on the runners in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon.



Celebrity interviews

Idina Menzel

We chatted with Broadway star Idina Menzel about her new movie Frozen and raising a four-year-old.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Oscar-nominated actors talks about raising kids in Brooklyn (she loves Smorgasburg!), and balancing work and family.

Nick Lachey

The 00’s heartthrob (and new dad!) talks about the inspiration for his latest album, A Father’s Lullaby.

Jerry O'Connell

We sat down with the actor to talk about raising girls and why he thinks NYC is a great place to raise kids.

Mario Batali

The brains behind Eataly and other popular city restaurants give us the scoop on how not to raise picky eaters.

Debra Messing

The red-haired actor talks about giving back during the holiday season, her new television series and the joys of being a mom.

Nick Jonas

The youngest Jonas brother talks about his Broadway roots, his upcoming role in How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying) and the rocky road to stardom.

Padma Lakshmi

The television host and mom dishes about Top Chef's new season, her daughter's developing palate and meal planning for busy parents.



Kid quotes

Maddy, 3½, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Read what this big sister from Brooklyn has to say about ballet dancing and NYC pizza.

Emily, 10, and Jamie, 7, the Village

Read what these Manhattan sisters have to say about snow in the city.

Jamie, 8, Chelsea

The Manhattan tween talks about her plans for the new school year.

Tristin and Tyler, 9, Riverdale, Bronx

The Riverdale twins share their favorite birthday memories and their plans for the summer.

Paloma, 7, Upper West Side

The young Upper West Sider shares her favorite summer camp memories and her passion for outer space.

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