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Brooklyn is home to one of the world’s coolest communities of parents. The hipsters and artists who moved to the borough as youthful explorers have taken the leap into parenthood, molding the newest generation of Brooklynites into a unique collection of ahead-of-the-curve individuals.

As a side effect of this trend, there are plenty of eclectic and exciting things to do with kids in Brooklyn. Here are a few of Nu Hotel’s favorites:

Exit 9 Gift Emporium

In addition to providing an array of unique toys and items for kids, this Brooklyn toy store offers a variety of items for parents to peruse. Children love perusing this unique shop and rifling through sweet toys like a smart-phone controlled paper airplane and 3D books! For the younger kids, parents can pick out super cute accessories like a Very Hungry Caterpillar onesie and stylish bandana bibs.

Exit 9 Gift Emporium
127 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
www.shopexit9.com

Lulu’s Cuts & Toys

Haircuts aren’t always kids’ most eagerly awaited excursions. Lulu’s Cuts & Toys strives to change that. A toy store and barber shop rolled in one, Lulu’s provides the comforting and vibrant visual appeal of a toy store, making the haircut experience much more palatable. Kids can take a seat in a train-style chair while getting their ears lowered before checking out the shop’s excellent collection of toys and games.

Lulu’s Cuts & Toys
48 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.luluskidscuts.nyc

New York Transit Museum

A fun experience for the whole family, the New York Transit Museum is always a smash hit with the kids. The museum showcases restored historic subway cars from the past century in New York City. The visual spectacle is always an eye-widening experience for the kids. The museum also hosts birthday parties and fun-filled programs for children with special needs. We always recommend this interesting and enjoyable museum to parents and families.

New York Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
http://web.mta.info/mta/museum