Brooklyn is teeming with young families, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of places to shop for kids. If you happen to be looking for hip and unique clothes, shoes, toys, and gifts for your pip-squeak, you’re looking in the right place. Here are four children’s shops in Brooklyn where you can find just what your kids need.


Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe (Bed-Stuy)
This locally-operated Bed-Stuy shop offers just about anything kid-related, including everything you’ll need for newborns. You’ll find a variety of toys, clothing, textiles, feeding supplies, and gear. There’s also a selection of organic items like infant clothing and skin care products. The folks at Pipsqueak aim to offer unique, quality products at affordable price points. They also host a number of activities and workshops for children.

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River Styx (Greenpoint)
All the menus at this nearly waterfront restaurant in Greenpoint change on a daily basis, with some steady staples. The oven-fired cinnamon roll here is a molten caramel (and raisin-free) must-try. Order it to share as a brunch dessert — and keep in mind it will take a while to cool down.

The nachos, whether as a shared appetizer or as an unconventional brunch entree, come with house-made queso, shredded braised chicken and a pile of cilantro on top. The Bloody Marys here have a distinct south-of-the border seasoning, and the Styx mimosa, with a spritz of grapefruit and touch of cinnamon, is a great twist on the classic brunch drink. (more…)