Comprehensive guide for City Kids and City Parents released

Lowenstein tackles the entire city finding unique experiences for families from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and beyond.

Many parents are, as Lowenstein writes in her introduction, “finding new ways and resources to provide their kids with stimulating and memorable childhoods in the big city.”Whether you call one of the boroughs home, or you are just visiting for the weekend, “City Kid New York” will prove to be an indispensable guide filled with information such as what age your City Kid has to start paying for subway rides, the best after-school activities and camps, and the best kid-tested museums and festivals.

City Kid New York also features informative sidebars about annual events, guidelines and prep programs for schools, and an entire chapter devoted to resources including all the New York family-themed blogs and Web sites, to help City Parents keep up-to-date on the latest happenings and information in New York City.

Lowenstein is the author of “City Weekends: The Greatest Escapes and Getaways In and Around New York City” (2009) and “City Baby Brooklyn: The Ultimate Guide for Parents from Pregnancy Through Preschool” (2005). She also runs the Brooklyn-based parenting Web sitewww.brooklynbaby.com, which was nominated for the 2009 Nickelodeon Parent’s Choice Award. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two city kids.

The book will be released in April; for more, visit www.rizzoliusa.com.