Acorn stocks more educational and community-minded toys than you can shake an artisan-made rattle at. Mack play tents in bright colors replace the old-fashioned pillow-and-blanket fort, and a wooden animal menagerie has all the variety of Noah’s Ark without the pesky religious literalism. Playthings don’t come cheap, but not a single toy sold by Acorn has been recalled in more than three years.
Acorn Toy Shop
|Venue name:||Acorn Toy Shop||Contact:|
323 Atlantic Ave
|Cross street:||between Hoyt and Smith Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 11am–6pm; Thu–Sat 11am–7pm; Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn Sts; 2, 3 to Hoyt St|