By: Lydie Thomas
Friends of mine from out of town always seem amazed I choose to raise my children in New York City. True, it’s crowded, expensive, sometimes pretty gritty, and my sons don’t have their own tree house or a big dog, but there are other perks. Their backyard playhouse is a castle in Central Park; they’re on a first-name basis with the zoo’s polar bears; they can see the best of Broadway, off Broadway, or street performers; there’s always a parade, festival, or movie filming around town; they can sample the cuisine of dozens of cultures or get a pizza delivered anytime; and they’re ten minutes from the best dinosaurs and mummies in the country. For us, New...
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