Window displays packed full of furry stuffed animals, wooden play sets, and handmade clothes draw those young and young at heart into this East Village shop. In 1983, five ladies joined together to open Dinosaur Hill, providing alternatives to the increasing number of electronic toys. Over the years, the store has become a staple due to its handpicked collection of American and European toys that include sock puppets, city-shaped block sets, and the Käthe Kruse bears. Past shoppers conclude that the owners have a very helpful presence in the store and are happy to help customers find that one-of-a-kind gift. Open daily, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.