UPDATE:How. Adorable. Are. These. Dads? One year older and wiser, and they're still just as inspiring. Happy Father's Day! This post was originally published June 16, 2011.
Raising a kid is hard work. Raising a kid in NYC brings it to a new level. Now, now, we're not saying suburbia has it easy, but child-rearing in the Big City definitely poses some singular problems—hello, Gossip Girl. So, in honor of the upcoming holiday just for dudes, we've really got to take our hats off to the Gotham pops who not only manage to have covetable careers, but also spend some serious quality-time with their offspring. To get you in the Father's Day spirit, we sought out 17 rad New York City dads, and asked them what they want come June 19. With everyone from Rag & Bone's David Neville to famed photographer Ben Watts, our hit-list might just make for the awww-est slideshow we've done yet.
Click through to see 17 of the coolest Big Apple dads, and what they want for Father's Day.