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North Fork’s Most Family Friendly Town (And The $250-A-Night Artist’s Apartment You Gotta Stay At)

Perched along the eastern tip of North Fork is Greenport, an easygoing, picturesque little ex-whaling port that’s rich in kid-friendly attractions. Travel just two hours from Brooklyn and you can taking a spin on a restored 1920′s carousel and pick your own lavender to zoom along secluded bike trails and tuck into fresh from the sea lobster dinners.

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Ten Of The Cutest Pineapple Pieces For Your Kiddo’s Wardrobe

So we are having a fixation with these knobby, spiky-topped fruits - I mean just look how awesome they are! Plus nothing says summer like dash of pineapple motif or, what the hell, a head-to-toe pineapple outfit (we do draw the line at this however). Kid’s label’s big and small are getting in on the game for 2014. Here are the 10 bits n’ bobs we are most coveting.

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Our Perfect Family Weekend In…Williamsburg & Greenpoint

In the first of our family weekend series we stayed close to home in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Who better to quiz than local pals Erica Kazior & Courtney Gorman (pictured above with their baby girls Reese and Penelope). The long time friends run kumbaya, our new go-to for kid-friendly strolls in Brooklyn, Manhattan and beyond - this is one of the many on our to do list. Here’s their insiders guide to a perfect weekend in their neighborhood with kids in tow.

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Can A Phone App Get Your Kids To Spend More Time Outdoors?

Think phone apps for kids and an image of little shoulders hunched over Angry Birds or Candy Crush springs to mind. So the idea of an app that encourages your kids to want to head out into the sunshine and go exploring sounds like a total misnomer. But our pals at The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Rainforest Alliance have nailed exactly that with their new forward thinking Habitat game.

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How One Brooklynite Went From Science Teacher To Candy Mompreneur in 10 Months

When Sydneysider and science teacher Flora Pringle relocated to New York last year, she hit a career fork in the road. With a 7-month-old boy to look after, working full-time wasn’t an option and part-time jobs in her profession were pretty limited. So when she had her entrepreneurial light bulb moment: to make sugar-free candy that was good for your teeth. She didn’t stop to second guess herself.

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STOOP CHATTER: What You Need To Know Today

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The Six Seriously Cool New Brands We Can’t Wait To Meet At This Weekend’s Kickstarter Block Party

Kickstarter is turning five this week and to celebrate, they’re hosting a block party at their swanky new Greenpoint digs at 58 Kent Street. The popular crowdfunding platform is planning a slew of live music, demos, an art gallery and yummy eats, plus it’s totally kid-friendly. They’ve also cherry picked some of their best success stories to come hang-out and inspire budding Kickstarter novices. These are the ones we can’t wait to meet.

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The Perfect Gift For Crafty Mommas (But You Only Have Till May 4th To Order It!)

We didn’t have to look far to find a standout gift for Mother’s Day, because inspiration came from one of our neighbors, The SketchBook Project; their Brooklyn, bricks n’ mortar home is just short stroll from our home in Williamsburg. And for just $25 your mom can join the ranks of pro and amateur artists whose work is exhibited there.

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