Linkin' Blogs: Bad Baby Names, Brooklyn Openings, Art Walks and More

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Links to the best of everything kid and parenting related in the NYC media for the last week.

Bad Baby Names
Will having an unusual name make your baby do poorly in school, be unpopular or even possibly become a criminal or a delinquent? A new book Bad Baby Names investigates??”NY Times

Coney Island Amusements Now Open
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Coney Island amusement parks opened this weekend, almost a month early. It's possible this will be the last year of Coney Island as we know it, so take advantage of the early opening to get in some extra trips out there.

Undercover Parents
A NY Times Op-Ed piece argues for spying on your kids' computer use. For more computer safety tips for parents read our recent post on kids and the internet.

$1.5 Million Donation for Healthy Carts
A private donor has donating $1.5 million to put fruit and vegetable carts in the city's poorest neighborhoods to make sure healthy food options are available to under-served communities where obesity rates are highest. ??”Daily News

Moxie Spot: New kid friendly restaurant in Brooklyn
Brownstoner reviews the new comfort food, kid-friendly hot spot on Atlantic.

Brooklyn Restaurant Week
In other Brooklyn restaurant news, A Brooklyn Life discovers that Brooklyn Restaurant Week starts on March 24th and recommends her picks for the $23 prix fixe meals.

Audio Art Walks in Lower Manhattan
Moleskine blog informs us that the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has created three free audio art walks. Even easier than going to a kid-friendly grown-up art exhibit??”just put 'em in the stroller, grab your iPod and go get arty.

Street Art Walks
Another great tip from Moleskine blog: A recent article in the NY Times Travel section that gives guidelines for going on a street art walking tour. They recommend the website streetsy.com which has google maps and information to learn about individual artists and where to find their work. A fun way to explore other neighborhoods with your kids. I think toddlers and little kids will love searching for the artworks and i'll bet they'll be great at finding them all over the city once you get started. Could really change the way you walk around.