The Gramercy-Flatiron district is named for two landmarks located in this area of Midtown Manhattan: The Flatiron Building, New York's oldest skyscraper, and Gramercy Park. The district is a commercial area with residential space on the upper floor above retail and commercial space. The area is highly walkable with most residents using pedestrian travel as their primary mode of transportation and a multitude of shops, restaurants, and services are located in the vicinity. Museums and other institutions, as well as offices, are also located here.
The weather in New York does not stop pedestrians who travel the area on foot, however, cold inclement winter weather with snow and sleet do frequently occur in winter months. Pedestrians who walk their dogs regularly need to be prepared for the wet, cool weather. Summers are hot and humid and you may choose to avoid walking in this busy neighborhood during the heat of the day. Cooler, quieter evenings may be preferable.
Streets are flat with sidewalks for pedestrians and very busy with vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Several iconic landmarks are located in this area including the Empire State Building, Gramercy Park, and the Flatiron Building itself. The FlatIron building is an iconic triangular 22-story wedge-shaped building considered to be the oldest skyscraper on the island. Many buildings in the area are historic and this is considered an exclusive, luxury neighborhood with residential space that is not affordable to most New Yorkers. You'll want to be considerate of where you roam in this higher end neighborhood.
Union Square Park is also located in the region and has a dog run with water troughs for drinking and cooling off. The rest of the park is 6 acres and has restrooms, eateries, playgrounds, and pedestrian paths to stroll with your dog.