New Hyde Park, NY is a truly unique area. Walking through the town, it’s hard to believe you’re only fifteen miles from Manhattan! Downtown, you’ll find a wide variety of locally owned businesses, some of which have been in the hands of the same family for generations. There’s a real village vibe here, with all of the community spirit that brings, and many civic events take place at the historic New Hyde Park Inn. There’s even a vegetable show, where residents can show off their home-grown produce! There are three veterinary clinics in town to look after your furry friend, with 24-hour care available in Westbury.
There’s no dedicated dog park in New Hyde Park, and many parks in Nassau County ban pups altogether. There’s good news though -- since spring of 2016, several parks have been opened up to leashed pooches! As any pooch-loving New Yorker knows, transportation can be an issue when sniffing out off-leash adventures. Long Island is fairly car-friendly, but if you need to take the subway, your fur baby can only travel if they’re in a crate or carrier. There are ways around this rule, and you may be treated to the amusing sight of commuters with 50 lb. pups strapped to their backs! However, you might have take a taxi if your canine companion can’t be caged.