From the well-known breeder hot spot of Park Slope to the hipster hood of Williamsburg that more and more babies (clad in skinny jeans of course) are calling home, Brooklyn boasts some of NYC’s finest family neighborhoods. Read on to discover the borough’s coolest parks, stores, restaurants, play spaces and attractions that’ll make taking your brood on the subway well worth it.

Gowanus

Long known as the crack between two hipster suburbs, this neighborhood is finally coming into its own - thanks in part to Whole Foods Third and 3rd. The canal might not be as scenic as the Hudson (yet!), but don’t let that stop you from taking a day trip around this ‘hood with your family. See our list of favorite spots including playtime at Brooklyn Boulders' and Brooklyn Robot Foundry, plus to die for pies at Four & Twenty Blackbirds.

Read Red Tricycle's Guide to Gowanus

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–Julie Seguss