Nanny 911 comes to New York City
Thu Oct 30
Ever wonder why you never see a New York family on any of those kids-from-hell reality shows? We do. Much as we’d like to think we’re better parents than our suburban and rural counterparts, we’ve seen plenty of hateful behavior from our little city slickers—and not just in Park Slope either. Thankfully, Nanny 911 is here to exploit , er, aid Big Apple families just like us! We read the show’s audition flyer, and though we’d love to snark, deep down we can’t help feeling that the producers may indeed be talking to us. “Are your children out of control?” I have a toddler, so the answer should be obvious. “Do they throw tantrums in public or have meltdowns during meals?” That’s why I haven’t had a decent brunch in over a year. “Would you like to implement structure and restore harmony to your household?” Sure…and can you work on world peace too while you’re at it? The notice calls for “outgoing, charismatic families who need help managing day-to-day family obstacles.”...
Kid Picks review: HSM3
Thu Oct 30
Our buds over at Kid Picks asked youngsters what they thought of the final High School Musical installment. See what they had to say!
More election coverage with Linda Ellerbee
Wed Oct 29
Two weeks ago, over 2 million minors across the country logged on to nick.com to vote in the Kids Pick the President campaign. Obama came out ahead, but by a nose: With 51%, he had just 40,000 more votes than McCain. Nick kids have correctly predicted the winners in four out of the last five elections, so Barack should still be happy with his slim victory. Linda Ellerbee, host of Nick News and spokesperson for the event, dished with Time Out Kids about this pint-size political movement and how to get your own kids excited about the upcoming election. Why do you think Kids Pick the President is important? The reasoning is simple: we don’t believe citizenship starts when you’re 18; it starts when you’re born. It’s essentially an early exercise in democracy. If we get them involved when they’re young, maybe they will stay involved as they get older. This year [there’s been] a HUGE increase in interest in the candidates. Which candidate do kids seem to be more into? I...
Magnolia's spooky sweets
Wed Oct 29
Halloween is all about indulging your sugar fix, and this October Magnolia helps the cause in a major way. The iconic NYC bakery has whipped up some haunted cupcake treats, festooned with eerie but edible adornments like spider rings and sugar skulls. Normally they may cause nightmares, but this holiday they become the stuff of sweet tooth dreams. Magnolia Bakery, three locations throughout Manhattan: West Village: 401 Bleecker St at W 11th St (212-462-2572). Subway: 1 to Christopher St--Sheridan Sq. Rockefeller Center: 1240 Avenue of the Americas at W 49th St (212-767-1123). Subway: B, D, F, V to Rockefeller Center.Upper West Side: 200 Columbus Ave at W 69th St (212-724-8101). Subway: 1 to 66th St--Lincoln Center; B, C to 72nd St. For more information, visit magnoliabakery.com
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