New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 26

KIDS’ PICKS Kids thrive on New York’s energy blast. These 10 city venues were designed for kids and making memories. Kitchen Hours Mon. & Tues. 11am-11pm Wed. thru Sat. 11am-12 midnight Sun. 12 noon-11pm Bar Hours Mon. thru Sat. 11am-4am Sun. 12 noon-4am Great Food... Reasonable Prices... Lunch & Dinner Specials Every Day “ One of the better Irish pubs... original Irish charm...a relaxed yet lively ambiance that immediately sets you at ease.” - NY Post 402 Eighth Ave. • Corner of 30th St. 1 block from Penn Station Tel. 212-967-2627 www.mollywee.com 2. STATEN ISLAND FERRY From Whitehall Terminal (4 South Street, Manhattan), take a 25-minute cruise through New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty. Siferry.com 3. BROOKLYN FARMACY AND FOUNTAIN At this restored 1920s apothecary (513 Henry Street, Brooklyn), chatty soda jerks whip up egg creams and sundaes. Brooklynfarmacyandsoda- fountain.com; www.brooklynfarmacyandsodafountain.com 4. CENTRAL PARK (right) After Central Park’s zoo, carousel and 21 playgrounds, learn about the environment at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (110th Street and Fifth Avenue). Centralparknyc.org 5. NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE This interactive science center (47-01 111th Street, Corona, Queens) provides 450 opportunities to design, create, play and get hands-on with STEM subjects. Nysci.org 6. DYLAN’S CANDY BAR The flagship location (1011 Third Avenue, Manhattan) offers 7,000 candies in a pop-art setting. Dylanscandybar.com 7. CONEY ISLAND (left) Luna Park’s rides (1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn), the beach, boardwalk and old-time sideshows make an unforgettable day. Coneyisland.con; lunapark.com 8. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY From dinosaur bones to Cosmic Path and Hayden Planetarium (Central Park West at 79th Street), experience mind expansion for all ages. Amnh.org 9. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS Here (103 Charlton Street, Manhattan), you can play with clay, paint, sculpt, sew, learn to animate films or join in workshops. Cmany.org 10. BRONX ZOO Rainforest? Gorilla Forest? Sea lions? This 265-acre zoo (2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx) features aardvarks to zebras and everything in between. Bronxzoo.com 24 | New York By Rail Amtrak.com AOOMMIEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM; 1. CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN (above) The Children’s Museum (212 West 83rd Street, Manhattan) features an “America to Zanzibar” collection from over 50 nations plus PlayWorks to delight kids under age four. Cmom.org