The weather for walking in New York is variable. Temperatures are relatively moderate due to the coastal location and winter temperatures do not get as cold as they do inland. A warm jacket is usually sufficient to protect pedestrians from cool winter temperatures. Rain is common in New York in the winter and spring and rain gear or an umbrella are advised if you plan on doing lots of walking. Hot, humid summer weather can cause dehydration, so be sure to bring water for you and Fido. Check the local weather forecast so you are aware of any weather systems from the Atlantic including storms and inclement weather that will hamper on-foot travel.
Yankee Stadium is located to the south and institutions like the Bronx Courthouse and two notable museums are also located here. Most of the area consists of multi-story and high rise residential apartments, often with commercial businesses at street level. There is lots of traffic in the region and you will need to keep your dog securely leashed while walking. Streets follow a grid pattern and there is lots of pavement and tall buildings with little landscaping and trees except in neighborhood parks.
Joyce Kilmer Park is a 6-acre community park with playground, paved pathways, and is adjacent to the Lou Gehrig Plaza. Franz Sigel Park is a more natural park than many others in the area and has an enclosed dog run. There is a jogging greenway trail in this park and large trees where you can take your dog on a leash as well!
Macombs Dam Park is a recreational park with sports facilities and athletic fields. Paved pathways in the park provide greenways where you can stroll with your pooch. Mill Pond Park with 11 acres has Harlem River front property to enjoy with your furry friend nearby.