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Geppetto's Toy Box
Nearby Subway Stops
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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This venue is closed.
Children roam free and gleeful at this celebrated toy emporium, founded in 1995, that offers a kind of anti-FAO/ToysRUs shopping experience. Specializing in handmade toys and collectables, the narrow, mobile-festooned space attracts discerning parents seeking playful alternatives to Barbie and Sponge Bob. Toddlers may find themselves inexplicably drawn to plush stuffed animals from classic names like Steiff or a soft baby doll with eyes that open and close. The Dorothy doll comes complete with basket and toy Toto. For doll aficionados, the store carries a well-edited selection from Madame Alexander and the French line Corolle. For older kids— Geppetto’s stocks offerings for children up to age 12—try the electronic GeoSafari globe, a range of craft and you-build-it-kits, and appealing, large-format books.