For the past few years KidCity has been helping parents of children under 10 find the best of the city for their children. Like all good products, KidCity was started to fill a personal need. As evidenced by winning the Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award against some formidable competitors, other parents found value in it as well.
Our emphasis has been bringing you listings of current happenings, behind-the-scenes perspectives and spotlights on engaging people–all relevant to urban families or those visiting New York City.
Alas, as much as we’d like to stop time, our child has now aged out of KidCity. In keeping with our integrity policy, of never reviewing anything we don’t personally endorse, that means it is time to transform KidCity into something better and even more useful to a wider range of families.
We are proud to announce KidCity is now splitting into two entitites. The Oceanista, is going to pick up the travel planning and guidance side of KidCity–expanding it to include water-related travel for all, not just children.
KidCity Advocates, a new entity, is going to become an organization working behind the scenes in partnership with others to make the city a better place for families. Our first project, one which has been personally very important to me and our family, is working on family wellness–specifically transforming an outdoor Manhattan playground laying fallow in winter into a covered, heated, useful athletic space for kids under 10 during the off season.
Thank you to all the people who made KidCity great. I look forward to working with you to find other ways to enhance the lives of city families.