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Manhattan is one of the five famous boroughs of New York City. This sprawling peninsula is regularly thought of as the center of the hustle and bustle and is home to the financial district, as well as the city’s most famous landmarks and tourist destinations. It is located just next to the Hudson River, nestled in between Brooklyn, Queens, and Jersey City. Manhattan is made up of a number of neighborhoods that are well known to even those that haven’t visited the city. The Upper and Lower East Sides are located in Manhattan as well as Hell’s Kitchen, Harlem, and East Village.

You’ll never be short of pet amenities in Manhattan. The area has everything you need ten times over. Pet Central can be found on Madison Avenue, delivering you all the supplies you’ll need to take care of your pooch. Its central location is ideal for those popping in on the way home from work. 

Terrain in Manhattan
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly

Manhattan is a large area, so it’s difficult to talk comprehensively about the terrain since it can be so varied. Luckily, most of Manhattan is pretty flat, so you shouldn’t have any problems traversing the land. Slight inclines appear as you head north above 94th Street. If your fitness levels are low or you have a pooch with tiny legs, you may wish to plan your route to avoid this area of town. However, most people shouldn’t struggle with the topography, especially in central Manhattan where the streets are incredibly level.

Of course, if you’re in the center of any city, you’re unlikely to find any truly natural terrain and this is most certainly the case in Manhattan. The streets are all paved and each block is packed full of tall buildings. The only land that could potentially be described as natural is Central Park, the famous greenway in the center of the city.

Greenways in Manhattan
60 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in New York have an average of:
12 Greenways
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Of course, the main greenway in Manhattan is the famous Central Park. This large landscaped park is featured in a number of movies and TV shows, including, of course, Friends. Central Park has a number of ponds and lakes that are ideal for taking a stroll around. It also has various hiking trails and bike paths. Parts of the park can get incredibly busy at times, so make sure to keep your pup on a leash unless appropriate.

There are a number of other smaller and less significant greenways in Manhattan. Washington Square Park is a mixture of concrete and green spaces. Again, it can get incredibly busy at peak times, so it's not always appropriate for off-the-leash walking. Riverside Park runs all the way along the western bank of Manhattan and is ideal for waterside strolls to breathe in the fresh sea air. It's situated right next to Columbia University and is full of students on a summer’s day. 

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