We recently wrote about the Battery Park City as a nice place to spend a day indoors., with lots of different activities amenities. Well, here's a nice addition to this little outing: there's a big, brand new Barnes & Noble bookstore just about a block away at 270 Greenwich Street (the entrance is actually on Warren).
Barnes & Noble has long been a tried and true hang out for toddlers and this one seems to have been designed for the purpose. The kids area is very large, has a stage area and comfy seating, plus small tables and chairs. There's a cafe for snack attacks, too.
Storytimes are free and open to everyone.
Barnes and Noble stores that have story times:
Tribeca- 11am on Wednesdays and 4pm on Tuesdays
86th and 2nd - 11am on Saturdays
Broadway and 66th - 11am on Wednesdays
Union Square - 2:30 on Sundays
Court Street, Brooklyn - 11am on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Park Slope - 3pm on Saturdays
Forest Hills - 3:30pm on Fridays
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Find more great activities like this in our Indoor Activities Guide.