Koreatown is an area located in Midtown Manhattan, New York famous for its numerous eateries and shops. This neighborhood features over 100 small businesses and there are about 15 restaurants that are open 24/7, so if you have a case of the munchies in the middle of the night, you are set in this busy neighborhood.
Amidst the many businesses and restaurants in this busy area are high rise residential buildings, and many people call this neighborhood home. Residents and tourists looking for authentic Korean dining can enjoy it in this unique place. Koreatown is located on West 32 street, between Madison Avenue and the intersection of 6th Avenue and Broadway, which is where Greenly Square, a small outdoor seating area with several nearby eateries is located. Dogs on-leash can visit Greenly Square while their owners when they grab a bite to eat. Outdoor dining and enjoying on-foot travel in this neighborhood is weather permitting. Manhattan experiences variable weather and climate, with rain common in spring and many overcast days, due to the neighborhood's coastal location. Winter can bring some snow, although it is relatively rare in Manhattan, and even rarer that it accumulates in Midtown. Atlantic weather disturbances can cause storms and disruptions year round, especially during hurricane season. Be aware of weather conditions before traveling on foot in the area.
Koreatown features soaring high rises, commercial and residential buildings, busy roadways and pedestrian ways, and is home to many unique ethnic Korean businesses, shops, and restaurants. Streets are well shaded by the towering buildings and traffic in the area is heavy, so if you're walking your dog here you may want to choose less busy times, earlier or later in the day, as even pedestrian traffic in the neighborhood can be heavy at midday, and you and your dog may find crowds difficult to negotiate.
The heart of Koreatown is between 5th and 6th Avenue, on 32 Street and is nicknamed Korea Way. Local businesses occupy higher floors on commercial buildings, and locals and tourist liken the area to Seoul, Korea, with Korean restaurants, shops, karaoke bars, spas, and clubs that are part of a vibrant nightlife. Because this area is busy around the clock, even walking your dog in off hours, you will need to keep an eye out for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and be prepared for constant activity on the streets. Dogs will need to be leashed and well socialized, and used to lots of lights, noise, and movement when walking in Koreatown.
Although Koreatown itself is highly developed and paved and green space is not common, Greenley Square is located on the northeastern corner of busy Koreatown, and provides a green outdoor seating area for owners and their dogs, with local eateries and kiosks available. You can also access Madison Square Dog Run, which is located just outside Koreatown in the adjacent neighborhood, about 5 blocks south. This popular off-leash dog park is located in Madison Square Park, which features 7 acres of greenery, trails, trees, and open areas for on-leash exploration with the dog run located on the west side of the park.
If you are looking for more greenways, the famous Central Park is located about 2 miles north of Midtown Manhattan and Koreatown. You can take small dogs in a carrier on the subway to the park, or jump in a cab to explore miles of trails, and uninterrupted greenways with your furry friend.