life Of Food and Love: best strollers for new york city strollers in new york city
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
We love shoes.
We finally bought some new boots for D. Long time coming…like, he’s never had boots before. SCORE for Daffy’s.
If you’re going to the city for any length of time, make sure your shoes are comfortable. And if you’re going with kids…make sure you bring the mother of all strollers.
My kids ride in style. hah. We have a Phil & Ted’s which lets you cart around two kids for the space of one. I LOVE it.
Cy got the top bunk
Seeing the city from a stroller’s eye view. The kids didn’t complain. We, papa and mama, were the chauffeurs, who doesn’t want that? Just don’t try to wiggle your way into a subway car during rush hour with a stroller. People really scowl at you. As a courtesy, you should always try to fold the stroller so more people can shove their way in to breathe down your neck, that is, of course, if you have TWO kids in the same stroller and one is sleeping. We made it out alive and, in general, people are helpful and offer to lift the “carriage” (as they call it) up and down stairs for you. It’s nice.
The more you go the more familiar you become with the stops that have elevators, or are easy to navigate. Not every stop has an easy way out with a stroller. Bless those kind strangers who have helped me up and down staircase after staircase.
When it’s all said and done, you’re just happy to be back where you’re not sharing the same air space with about a hundred other people. I have to admit, though, the subway is my all time FAVORITE place to people watch, and I would gladly, (and stupidly) brave the rush our train traffic just to jostle around in a car for a few stops to hear snippets of conversations, stare at the fashion, watch people problem solve or not, spy on what someone is reading…it’s all fun, for a moment.