Friendly and vibrant, Fort Greene, Brooklyn is a neighborhood where artists, young families and life-long residents mingle effortlessly. Famous creatives including Walt Whitman, Erykah Badu and Chris Rock have all called Fort Greene home at one point, so it’s no wonder this section of the borough oozes cool from the cracks in its sidewalks. Easily accessible by subway (N, R, Q to DeKalb; A, C to Lafayette; or G to Fulton St.), and the LIRR (to Atlantic Ave.), Fort Greene is the perfect place for the entire family to eat, play and shop.

My Brooklyn Baby

My Brooklyn Baby is not your average baby boutique. Here you’ll find clothing, toys and craft items for kids up to age 4 that are equal parts eco-friendly and cool. The shop is owned by a local mom who wanted to give neighborhood parents a bricks-and-mortar alternative to online shopping for their baby needs. And with a changing table, a play area and a jar filled with snacks, your kids might actually let you shop here in peace.

Insider Tip: This is the place to go if you need a gift. The super-friendly staff is always willing to offer creative gift ideas, and they will wrap your items beautifully for no additional charge.

My Brooklyn Baby
692 Fulton St.

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–Angela Johnson-Archer