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Feb 22 2012

Interviews with Interesting Jews: Daniel Nissanoff

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dan nissanoffWhat happens when your classic businessman/entrepreneur takes his talents for business-to-business models and business shopping robots* to the playpen? Daniel Nissanoff founded Make Meaning, a creative play space for children and adults with two locations in Manhattan, and soon to be hundreds more throughout the country. We talked with him about the concept for Make Meaning, and his life as a working (Jewish!) dad.

*Yes, that’s an actual thing.

Can you tell us a little bit about your inspiration for Make Meaning? Read the rest of this entry →

Jan 12 2012

Hey Brooklyn–Check This Out!

By at 12:06 pm
Kings Bay Y @ Windsor Terrace

The playspace at the amazing Kings Bay Y @ Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

In case you hadn’t picked up on it from all the Brooklyn-based blog posts I write, I live in Brooklyn, NY. In some ways, my neighborhood feels like the capital of kid-related things. But until this past fall, we were missing one thing–a community center.

Enter the Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace. This place is kind of awesome. They have a beautiful, new drop-in playspace for 0-6 year olds (separated by age, of course) complete with a rock wall for the older kids and a jungle gym for younger ones. And they also run a free Tot Shabbat every Saturday morning, postnatal Mommy & Me fitness classes, and even Spanish music classes. The Y is a really family-oriented organization, and has been adding classes based on the needs and desires of the local community. Check out their website for the latest offerings.

And if you want to hear even more, this Monday, January 16, is an open house designed to answer questions and allow families to check out the space. If your kids are summer-camp age, you should definitely make a point of stopping by to hear more, as they’ll be talking a lot about their summer camp program.

Will we see you there?

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