Sutton Place is a beautiful little neighborhood in Manhattan that borders the East River. The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge borders the neighborhood on one side, so you have easy access to Roosevelt Island and its attractive parks. The streets of Sutton Place are lovely with mature trees and charming landscaping, bordering tall and majestic apartment buildings primarily constructed of brick. The sidewalks are wide but there is no divider between sidewalk and street, and with the busy sidewalks and street you will find you need to keep your dog on a close leash while walking through Sutton Place.
There is little question that the best walk in Sutton Place is along the coast of the East River through the several parks there. North Sutton Place Park is the largest and has a grassy area will give you a chance to stretch your legs with your dog away from city traffic. There are a variety of places for you to enjoy with your dog at the coast of Sutton Place.
Walking in Sutton Place is very much Manhattan City walking, and your dog will need to remember her leash manners and stay close to you while walking through most of this neighborhood. While sidewalks are quite wide, there is no divider and vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic tend to be quite busy so you will need to keep a close eye on your dog as you explore the city.
For a change from city walking and a chance to let your dog walk on a looser leash, you can head for the coast and to charming parks. Sutton Place Park North offers a more extensive grassy area and a charming patio near the water, while Sutton Place Park South offers a small grassy area with nice shrubbery and trees along the water. There is also a nice little walkway right along the water on the other side of FDR Drive where you can walk your dog on a loose leash right beside the water and enjoy sitting on comfortable benches along the water way.
While Sutton Place itself is certainly Manhattan, there are plenty of places for you to enjoy walking with your dog away from the city streets. There are Sutton Place parks at both the south and north ends of the coast line of this neighborhood, and Peter Detmold Park is not far to the South. Twenty-Four Sycamores Park is right across the street, so you can find a variety of places to explore with your dog.
These parks tend to be small, with North Sutton park offering the largest area in one space. The other parks fit into spaces around FDR Drive and generally offer playgrounds and ball fields as well as pleasant places to stroll with your dog. Twenty-Four Sycamores Park has a roller coaster, which may frighten your dog or may be a good opportunity to get her exposed to loud noises. The views from the coast for all of these parks will provide you with plenty of cool breezes in the summer and lovely views year-round.