Living in a 212 Fifth Avenue luxury condo places you in a decidedly “grown-up” and sophisticated neighborhood around Madison Square Park. You don’t need permission to stay out late for a rooftop rosé at Eataly’s SABBIA restaurant, and you don’t have to break a piggy bank to take home sumptuous furniture and luxury home goods from stores like ABC Carpet and Restoration Hardware. A block away from 212 Fifth Avenue at Eleven Madison Park, one of the world’s greatest restaurants, you can have dessert to your heart’s content. But the fun in the Flatiron District isn’t just reserved for adults. Children can enjoy the area as much as their parents. The condos for sale at 212 Fifth Avenue offer a central home base to see Manhattan through a different perspective—your child’s eyes.
Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground | Madison Square Park
After you and your family fill up on burgers at nearby Shake Shack, head to this fun-filled playground in a gated area at the northern end of Madison Square Park. Of course, there are swings and slides, but the main attractions in warm weather are fountains and 15-foot-tall pinwheel sprinklers. Let the water take care of cooling your kids—and cool yourself off with your Shack Attack frozen custard or root beer float—before they tackle the jungle gym that looks big even to an adult.
Mad. Sq. Kids | Madison Square Park
The fun in Madison Square Park isn’t limited to the playground. Madison Square Conservancy provides outdoor cultural programing aimed specifically at children via Mad. Sq. Kids. Spend a morning with the kids on a picnic blanket, dancing and singing along with child-friendly favorites the Not-Its! and Trout Fishing in America during the concert series. Or let your child try out their green thumb with Madison Urban Club for Kids (M.U.C.K.), which has myriad activities, including lessons on gardening.
Lego Store | 200 5th Avenue
While you can find these colorful plastic blocks all over—mainly under the rug and in between sofa cushions—a quick excursion to the recognizably “Lego yellow”-colored store will be worth your while. Watch your kids beam as they browse the themed sets and statues made from Legos. Not only do these blocks inspire burgeoning architects and designers to dream, but they may inspire you to let the young ones stay up past their bedtime to put the finishing touches on the castle from Frozen. You may even want to help them—for fun worthy of even the savviest grown-up.
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