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Mother Hoods: Fanny Gentle’s Brooklyn

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photo Courtesy of Fanny Gentle

Heading to New York City anytime soon? Then check out this kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) guide to two of the more popular boroughs—Manhattan and Brooklyn—thanks to Mother profile subject and artist-mama Fanny Gentle. Seriously, this incredibly cool lineup makes us want to hop on a plane, stat!

What are your favorite places in town to…
Eat with kids?Egg, Allswell, Five Leaves, Samurai Mama, Depanneur, and an early breakfast at Balthazar.”

Eat with adults?Samurai MamaCocoron Soba, and Takahachi.”

Shop for kids?Trico Field, Makie, Sweet William, FAO Schwarz, Mini Jake, Playing Mantis, and Acorn.”

Shop for yourself?Dosa, Makie, Egg (London), Pilgrim, Melet and Mercantile, and Kremer Pigments.”

Play with your child?Natural History Museum, the park, Twinkle, and the beach.”

Play with your adult friends? “Galleries, PS1, Nitehawk Cinema, and the beach.”

Get out in nature? “Woodstock, Hudson, and Montauk.”

Any good flea markets/thrift shops?The Brooklyn Flea and Brimfield.”

Any good museums?The Metropolitan Museum and Rubin Museum.”

Where do you take out-of-town visitors? “Wherever they want to go, then some local spots—Pilgrim, Mociun, Joinery, Depanneur, Doughnut Plant, Brooklyn Flea, John Derian, ABC Carpet—it depends on what they are into.”

Any tourist-y places that are worth it to visit?Central Park, MoMA, and the New York Water Taxi to Dumbo.”

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