Civic Center, like the rest of New York City, dramatically experiences all four seasons including spring, summer, fall, and winter. Temperatures can range from 0 - 100F with what can be a long and brutal winter. Those hotter summer days may also be a bit humid, so you and your pup will need plenty of water! Try to schedule walks in the morning or evening when the city’s hot, concrete sidewalks won't burn your dog’s sensitive paws.
Civic Center is bordered by Chinatown to the north, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge to the east, the Financial District to the south, and Tribeca to the west. Pedestrians will want to avoid Centre Street, Worth Street, Park Row, and the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade, as these will be high-speed, high-traffic areas and can easily be imposing for a pup who is not used to fast or noisy traffic.
There are several other greenways within walking distance. Civic Center is four miles away from Central Park, one New York City's largest greenways, which offers more walking and hiking trails, miles of green space to explore, and even the Central Park Zoo. Some areas do not allow dogs, so make sure to double check.