NoHo is a fun neighborhood full of chic creativity and trendy new ideas. The architecture of this neighborhood combines old and new and the artistic influences in the area are both whimsically creative and stylishly chic. This is a neighborhood where you can expect to find live bands and brand new artists almost any night of the week.
The cobblestone streets make you feel like you are in the New York of old, while also slowing traffic somewhat. Wide sidewalks studded with relatively mature trees make walking along the streets of NoHo with your dog pleasant, even in the summer heat.
If your dog is well behaved on city streets and you feel confident that she will not be bothered by the crowds, NoHo is a good place for a walk. Even if your dog is still developing confidence in city walking, this is a good area to practice since the roads and sidewalks are so wide.
The terrain in NoHo is flat and made up of wide streets with generous sidewalks bordered by a mix of historic three to four story buildings and modern high rises. Cobblestone on some streets in this neighborhood provides a different walking surface from the asphalt found throughout most of New York, which your dog will appreciate. Mature trees along the road on most of the streets throughout NoHo provide a natural feeling for your dog in the heart of the city.
Lots of people strolling slowly through wide streets provide a great opportunity to socialize a nervous dog, but this area of New York may be too crowded for some very shy dogs who are just getting used to the city.
There are too many people on most roads in this neighborhood for wheeled sports with your dog, although if you are very quick to put down and pick up a skateboard you may get away with it in some areas. The Cobblestone is not conducive to wheeled devices and is uncomfortable to walk on for some people.
While there are no parks in NoHo, The Mercer playground just across Mercer Street is a nice place to stroll around with your dog under the beautiful mature trees. A few more short blocks away, Washington Square Park provides a beautiful green space to wander with your dog.
While the center square of Washington Square Park is often very crowded, by taking one of several footpaths you can escape the crowds and find some natural beauty with your dog. Trees here are very tall and mature, having been allowed to grow without competition for many years. There is an abundance of flowering shrubs and well-maintained ground cover for your dog to sniff around and for you to enjoy.
Paths through the park are paved, wide, and easy to navigate with your dog even if it is sometimes difficult for Fido to pass people on a sidewalk without sniffing at them.