Eat & Run: 14 Playgrounds with Kid-Friendly Lunch Spots Nearby

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New York City parents need playgrounds as much as they need air: to stave off the tedium of our apartments and give kids a chance to roam. But when your closest playground starts to feel like your backyard and your neighborhood starts to feel like your living room, its time to cross some borders. With this handy guide, a visit to a new playground comes complete with a great bite to eat because after all of that running, swinging, sliding and climbing, your kid is sure to work up an appetite.

<h3>Play at Hunters Point South Playground, Eat at Petey's Burger</h3> A trip to Long Island City is always a win win. It's easy and quick to get there (either by train or ferry) and adults enjoy the serene and immaculate waterfront park while kids go crazy for the irresistible playground. When its time to eat, treat yourself to Petey's Burger, on Vernon Blvd. just a few blocks east of the park's entrance. Californians will recognize the In-N-Out-inspired patties, and milkshake lovers will recognize a masterfully crafted shake. <strong>Go:</strong> Hunters Point South Playground in Gantry State Park, enter at 51st Ave. at Central Blvd.; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.peteysburger.com/&quot; target="_blank">Petey's Burger</a>, 46-46 Vernon Blvd., Long Island Cityfuck

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–Anna Knoebel