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'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

A Basset Hound Gets the Scent of Life in Manhattan

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

It's hard for me to remember now why my mom brought George home. Why she chose a dog cut out for hunting--a Basset hound--to live a life of carpets and furniture in our Manhattan apartment.

What Happens When You Take City Kids to a Goat Farm?

Cori Howard | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Cori Howard

My kids are 11 and 7 and in their entire lives, they have never seen a cow.