Residential buildings and commercial buildings, hotels, restaurants, shops and a variety of services are available in this community, and traveling to local destinations on foot is common in this very busy neighborhood, as parking can be a challenge. Some nearby eateries may allow pets on the patio, be sure to inquire to see if your dog can join you for a snack outside. The weather in New York is variable for outdoor activity. Winter can be cool and even stormy depending on weather systems along the coast. Summers tend to be very hot and humid. Rain, cloud cover, and air pollution are common in this coastal area, so check weather and air conditions before venturing out for a meal on a patio with your dog, or a trip to Central Park for a walk.
There is a private dog park located in Hell's Kitchen just a short distance to the northwest. This park is considered to be one of the greenest dog parks in Manhattan, but there is a small user fee. If you are looking for an off-leash opportunity in the area, most locals consider it well worth it.
If you want a big green space adventure with plenty of greenways, you may need to venture 15 blocks north to Central Park. You may transport your dog in a carrier on the subway to visit this spectacular greenway, with plenty of trails and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with your pooch in this world famous park. If you have a particularly large dog that won't fit in a carrier, you can always take a taxi if the walk is too far for you and your hound.