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Transit Museum and Lunch in Boerum Hill

Brooklyn-Boerum Hill

The New York City subway system is absolutely essential to life as a New Yorker, which explains the locals’ obsession with it, and why the New York Transit Museum is a favorite of New Yorkers of all ages. Located in Boerum Hill, it is also conveniently close to plenty of delicious restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. Here is my perfect day with the kiddo in Boerum Hill.

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Bonnie is a Mom, lawyer, brand strategist, public relations expert and lifelong fan of NYC. She knows the best spots for a play date AND a real date. You can see more of her work here.

New York Transit MuseumMuseums
Housed in a 1936 subway station, this museum features interactive exhibits like vintage trains.
(718) 694-1600website
99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Built inside a real (but decommissioned) 1936 subway stop, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to the men and women who built and sustained the New York City public transportation system from its inception and through the last 100+ years of crises and natural disasters. Guests can step through antique turnstiles, explore hands-on exhibits explaining the energy sources for public transportation, and board and “drive” real buses and subway cars. The downstairs portion of the museum is filled with subway cars from throughout the decades, some over 100 years old, complete with popular ads from each era. I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy this part of the museum just as much as my daughter, skipping from car to car, chuckling over the now outdated ads, and imagining what life must have been like on these subway cars 100 years ago.

Hanco’sRestaurants & Cafes
Vietnamese restaurant
(718) 858-6818website
134 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Hanco’s has always been my go-to spot for banh-mi sandwiches, as well as refreshing salads and slurpy noodle dishes. Balance your meal with a customized bubble tea.

Mia’s BakeryBakeries
Warm hangout offering signature desserts, some savory items, plus a coffee bar & an outdoor patio.
(347) 987-3194website
139 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Mia’s has a mouthwatering wall of decadent sweets, as well as a coffee and tea counter, and a delightful backyard where you and the kids can relax and enjoy your sugar and/or caffeine buzz.

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