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Dog Areas in New York City

40 Parks
1 Trail
10 Shops
456 Eateries
7 Groomers

New York City, NY is not only one of the most popular places to live and visit in the United States, but it's also one of the most pup-ular places in the country for dogs and their owners! The city has tons of things to do, from beautiful dog parks to exciting dog-friendly shops -- and even some outdoor trails in the heart of the city. Dogs in New York City are in good hands, with over 19 veterinary clinics and emergency hospitals within the city limits.

NYC is known for being an extraordinary tourist destination, but you may be surprised how much four-legged tourists can also enjoy here. For some incredible views of the city and the Statue of Liberty, you and your dog can visit the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Or, use the pedestrian walkway over the bridge for a unique view of the Manhattan skyline! Another pawtastic adventure in New York City can be found on a Seastreak Ferry, where your dog can be kept on a short leash to travel with you to other parts of NYC, head to New Jersey, or take a special tour to see the color of freshly-changed fall leaves.

With hundreds of paw-friendly attractions in NYC, you and your pooch will go mutts for everything the city has to offer.  

Best Dog Neighborhoods in New York City

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    Population Density 68,119/sq mi

    #1 Greenwich Village


    Greenwich Village is the home of Washington Square Park, which also has its own dog park! The fenced in park is the perfect play area for your pooch, featuring running water for Rover to cool off in and shaded benches for the comfort of dog owners. This dog park isn’t the only one in the neighborhood, though – Greenwich Village has three other dog parks for exercise, socialization, and fun! Le Petit Puppy is also here, an upscale small breed pet shop that also sells accessories for your favorite pup. Or, shop for your own beautiful accessories at Marisa Perry Altier, a fine jewelry boutique that will even give your pup a treat while you browse.  

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    Population Density 64,826/sq mi

    #2 East Harlem

    East Harlem offers two pup-ular dog parks in the city. Thomas Jefferson Dog Park is like a doggie outdoor oasis in the heart of the city, with sand to run on and full fencing to stay safe off-leash. Marcus Garvey Dog Park is fully mulched and gives your pup plenty of room to play and meet some new friends. You can also check out Z-Travel & Leisure Tours, which accommodates dogs and their owners for most themed and special tours through different areas of New York City, as long as you call ahead first. Visit Harley's Smokeshack for a laid-back environment, good food, and a place to dine with your furry pal.
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    Population Density 58,428/sq mi

    #3 Midtown East


    Midtown East is the neighborhood to go to for food, shopping, and fun experiences with your beloved pooch! The neighborhood sits along the East River in Manhattan, just a hop, skip, and a bark away from the famed Central Park. Tudor Paws is a pawtastic place for you and your pup to visit, featuring dog-friendly treats, ice cream, and foods and selling adorable accessories and clothing. You can also take your dog to one of two dog parks in the neighborhood, like Robert Moses Dog Park, which gives your dog a chance to play outdoors in the city. Try some Italian cuisine at La Villetta, which has paw-friendly outdoor tables for you and Fido.

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    Population Density 114,629/sq mi

    #4 Upper East Side

    Upper East Side on the Manhattan island of New York City has one of the most unique experiences you can have in the city -- and you can do it with your dog! The Stray Boots and BarkPost Central Park Tour is a paw-themed tour that takes you around the park in an hour or so and fills you in on everything you need to know about how dogs fit into this amazing city. Carl Schurz Dog Park is also in the neighborhood, featuring two runs for breeds of different sizes. At the nearby promenade, you and your leashed pup can walk along the East River and take in some of the spectacular sights.
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    Population Density 79,773/sq mi

    #5 East Village


    The East Village in NYC is just to the east of Greenwich Village and is part of the island of Manhattan. Tomkins Square is a pawpular park in the area with its own dog run packed with mulch to keep his little paws protected. In East Village, you can find tons of dog-friendly services, like Chips by Rose. Grab a one-of-a-kind art piece that features your favorite dog’s mug hand-painted on a poker chip! Or, get a unique photo shoot of your pooch at PhoDOGraphy. You can even volunteer at Social Tees Animal Rescue, a no-kill pet rescue organization that finds forever homes for furry friends. 

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