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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

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • Photograph: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we have amazing museums for families

  • Photograph: Filip Wolak

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because our kids' menu rock

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because our parks double as our backyards

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we come together in crisis

     

     

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we're always looking to the future

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

     

     

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because the city is full of no-cost family entertainment

     

     

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we're a 24/7 town

  • Photograph: Joan Marcus

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we have a thriving children's theater scene

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we have the world's best pizza

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • Photograph: David Rosenzweig

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • Photograph: Daniel Avila/ NYC Parks & Recreation

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because our playgrounds are awesome and they're everywhere

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • Photograph: The Jewish Museum/Christine McMonagle

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we can walk most places

  • Photograph: Courtesy of the Queens Museum of Art

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

     

     

  • Photograph: Flickr User: Mr. T in DC

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because of our iconic skyline

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we still have mom-and-pop toy stores

  • Photograph: Tina Buckman

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • Photographer: Eric Harvey Brown

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because our kids are exposed to all types of cultures

  • Photograph: Rosalie O'Connor

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because we have incredible arts programs

  • Photograph: Courtesy Hudson River Park Trust

    25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

  • 25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

    Because it builds character, dammit!

Photograph: Thays Bittar

25 reasons why NYC is the best city in the world to raise kids

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

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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