Dog Walkers in Midtown East

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Located on the East River, the region of Midtown East is home to about 40,000 residents. The number of people in the area more than quadruples to 200,000 during the day with commuters and tourists. Vehicles are challenging to maintain in the area as parking is at a premium in this busy neighborhood. Since this area contains many commercial businesses and services as well as office towers and residential buildings, walking to access shops and necessities in Midtown East and surrounding neighborhoods is a predominant method of transportation in the region. The area boasts an active cultural scene with theatres, restaurants, clubs, museums, and shopping. Walking the neighborhood with your dog, you will find an endless variety of exciting destinations, sights, and sounds. Hopefully New York's variable coastal weather will cooperate! It can be rainy or stormy in Manhattan with humid summers and cool, wet winters.  Be sure to dress for the season and conditions.
Terrain in Midtown East
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
Located on the East River which is a predominant feature of  Midtown East, Manhattan is a busy urban environment with multi-story buildings, office towers, and high rise apartments. The terrain is flat, however, buildings towering many stories over the streetscape create shady, artificial canyons. Landscaping in this region is limited as it is highly developed and artificial, however, some trees and greenery have been placed on properties and streets where feasible.  


Midtown East is an extremely active, noisy neighborhood with lots of vehicles and pedestrians. When you walk your dog in the area, make they are acclimatized to all the hustle and bustle, keep them secure on a leash, and make sure your dog does not inadvertently step out into traffic or get stepped on in crowded streets by other pedestrians. Doggy boots to protect their feet might be advisable in this 'urban jungle' to protect from hard pavement and hazards on sidewalks.

Greenways in Midtown East
60 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in New York have an average of:
13 Greenways
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Central Park is located just adjacent to Midtown East and the park’s miles of greenways and trails are a popular destination for locals with furry friends. There are many attractions in Central Park including monuments, grassy lawns, bridges, fountains, and ponds to explore. Other parks in Midtown East include Peter Detmold Park, Sutton Place Park, Greenacre Park, Prospect Park and Ralph Bunche Park. These green oases in Manhattan’s concrete environment provide grassy spaces, trees, and paved pathways, as well as seating areas to rest. 


Peter Detmold Park has an enclosed dog run where your dog can safely romp off-leash with other canine companions right along the East River. Large trees and a cobblestone walkway along the river can also be enjoyed on a leash with your puppy pal. Madison Square Dog Run is located a little south of the region and this park provides a larger green space to enjoy with your dog.

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