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Photos: Why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids (slide show)

Scroll through our slide show which lists 25 reasons why New York City is the best city in the world to raise a family.

 (Photograph: Thays Bittar)
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Photograph: Thays Bittar

Because we have the subway—and we're not afraid to use it

 (Photograph: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Because we have amazing museums for families

 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
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Photograph: Filip Wolak

Because our kids' menu rock

 (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
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Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Because our parks double as our backyards

 (Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Because we come together in crisis

 

 

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Because we're always looking to the future

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Because kids can have a sleepover at the Intrepid...

 

 

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Because the city is full of no-cost family entertainment

 

 

 (Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels)
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels

Because we're a 24/7 town

 (Photograph: Joan Marcus)
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Photograph: Joan Marcus

Because we have a thriving children's theater scene

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Because we have the world's best pizza

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Because we'll do whatever it takes to get our kids into the best summer program

 (Photograph: David Rosenzweig)
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Photograph: David Rosenzweig

Because your family can eat their way around the world without leaving the five boroughs

 (Photograph: Daniel Avila/ NYC Parks & Recreation)
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Photograph: Daniel Avila/ NYC Parks & Recreation

Because our playgrounds are awesome and they're everywhere

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Because we see some of the world's biggest sights on a daily basis

 (Photograph: The Jewish Museum/Christine McMonagle)
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Photograph: The Jewish Museum/Christine McMonagle

Because we can walk most places

 (Photograph: Courtesy of the Queens Museum of Art)
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Photograph: Courtesy of the Queens Museum of Art

Because we can "buy" an apartment in NYC for $50

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Because our kids have hundreds of extra-curricular classes to choose from

 

 

 (Photograph: Flickr User: Mr. T in DC)
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Photograph: Flickr User: Mr. T in DC

Because of our iconic skyline

 (Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson)
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Because we still have mom-and-pop toy stores

 (Photograph: Tina Buckman)
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Photograph: Tina Buckman

Because we know that hosting a playdate in your own place is for rookies

 (Photographer: Eric Harvey Brown)
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Photographer: Eric Harvey Brown

Because our kids are exposed to all types of cultures

 (Photograph: Rosalie O'Connor)
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Photograph: Rosalie O'Connor

Because we have incredible arts programs

 (Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust)
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Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust

Because even though this is a pulsating metropolis, you can go catch-and-release fishing

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Because it builds character, dammit!

From pictures of iconic family attractions like Grand Central and Central Park to images of kids spending time at city play spaces and museums, our slide show highlights 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids. After you've looked through our images, tweet us at @timeoutkids to let us know if you agree with our reasons or think we left something off!

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