Mackenzie Sullivan Dawson ’99 published a column in the New York Post arguing that New York City is a difficult place for parents with babies to live.

“Manhattan’s baby-unfriendly status has little to do with facilities like kid-friendly restaurants and indoor playspaces and more to do with the very living, breathing soul and layout of the city,” she writes, elaborating on factors like public transportation, the fast-paced environment, and “survival of the fittest.” She maintains that “while Manhattan is one of the most fantastic places on Earth in general, it is also one of the worst, most annoying places ever for children under the age of 2.”