If you want to take the kids out for a family day, but want to keep it low-key, check out Housing Works. The kids can sit and devour Harry Potter books while you browse for a new favorite novel. It’s not often that you get to relax together as a family, so bring a board game and take some time to tell stories from the week in between turns. They sell used, reasonably priced books, so you can stock up on enough of them to keep the kids busy through college. The best part about the store isn’t the fact that they serve flavorful coffee, it’s that the proceeds go to charity, so you can feel like you’re really giving something back with this family outing.

Housing Works Used Book Café

126 Crosby Street, , New York NY 10012

(212) 334-3324

Get Directions

Our writers' favorites

- Enter Your Location -
- or -