Baby Chic NY gives local and visiting parents access to quality rental gear, such as Bugaboo and Bob Revolution strollers, car seats, and scooters, offer parents short-term modes of transportation while their regular strollers are in the shop for a transmission overhaul. The store also offers a concierge service, which provides necessities such as diapers, wipes, and bottles.
Strat-O-Matic games harness the power of real, official statistics and countless hours of research to simulate sports play in professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and college football. Strat-O-Matic applies unique ratings to each player, allowing at-home fans to analyze the data themselves and simulate seasons, compile all-star teams, or simulate past seasons with historical teams dating back decades and even centuries.
Oh Baby! offers a bevy of pint-sized gifts to brighten the lives of Planet Earth's newest residents as well as their already-weary new parents. A full stock of options for daily baby-holding provides a cure for arm-fatigue, including the Juicy Couture stroller from Maclaren ($450) and the Boon Flair Pedestal highchair ($229). Though a newborn may not catch regularly scheduled Zs, a cozy embroidered sleep set ($25) maximizes adorableness at any hour. A diaper bag can contain a full parental arsenal, so grab a sleek JJ Cole tactic bag ($29) for the new progenitor in your life. A baby's bib makes an important statement about his or her future career as a giraffe-wrangler (JJ Cole bib, $4.95) or beloved DJ (Bambini Carini reversible music box bib, $16).
Ted & Honey's fiery red edifice ushers patrons into an exposed-brick wonderland, which made it to chef Gray Kunz's list of favorite restaurants in the world in T Magazine. Meats ferried from Dines Farms and cured in-house release a savory bouquet of scents and tales of the Catskill Mountains where they were farmed. In the shadow of shelves crowded with jars of handmade hot sauces and pickled produce, locally sourced vegetables and artisan cheeses pile onto plates. Ted & Honey's staff crafts all dishes to order and garnishes them with homemade condiments, earning the restaurant a reputation for a "locavoric and DIY ethos," according to the Village Voice. To roust owners of alarm clocks with stage fright, steaming mugs unleash earthy sips of coffee, wrought from beans roasted at nearby D'Amico Foods.
Kidding Around and its sister store, Just Kidding Around, peddle timeless, traditional toys to foster creative play and stimulate the minds of youngsters ranging from infants to teenagers. The stores' helpful, knowledgeable staff members guide customers toward toys for every sensibility. The Schylling little farmer garden tote ($21.99) arms budding botanists with a pint-sized spade, a shovel, and a watering can for putting out garden gnome campfires. A host of music-making toys, such as the miniature Woodstock Chimes Chimalong xylophone ($22.99), sate tuneful yearnings, whereas a Make-Your-Own Sock Puppet kit ($19.99) enables tots to create a soft and fuzzy new group of friends they can bring to life using nothing more than their hands and an authentic British accent. Board games ($12.99–$59.99) for all ages facilitate friendly competition, elevating family game nights above the level of push-up contests and disco dance-offs.