toy store

I wish I’d known about the Upper East Side’s Mary Arnold Toys when I was a kid.

You can find a toy store anywhere, but there’s nowhere like New York’s FAO Schwarz. The flagship store is more than 150 years old and children and adults alike still line up around the block for a chance to shop inside. FAO is known for its selection of high-quality toys and life-size stuffed animals.

I know quite a few people with children, and it seems more often than not—be it a holiday or birthday celebration—these friends, parents and relatives find themselves searching for that perfect gift, one that the younger set will cherish for a lifetime. I tell these grown-ups to head to Kidding Around.

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