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Lower Manhattan is located south of 14th Street and is bordered on the south by the New York Harbor, the east by the East River, and the west by the Hudson River. This business and commercial district has become more densely populated as the conversion of commercial spaces to apartments lofts and condominiums has taken place. Since this urban neighborhood is packed with restaurants, shops, and other businesses, it is highly walkable with plenty of opportunities to access services on foot. 

The weather in Lower Manhattan is more temperate than in other areas of the state due to its coastal location and urban environment. However, winter temperatures are still cold and spring is rainy with frequent showers. Summers can be hot and humid and with surrounding pavement reflecting heat, the city can become sweltering hot, so walking early or later in the day may be advisable.

Terrain in Lower Manhattan
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Lower Manhattan terrain is big on skyscrapers, traffic, pavement, and streetscapes shaded by towering buildings to create artificial canyons. This highly urban metropolitan area is one of the most densely developed areas on the planet, and although not as densely populated as other Manhattan neighborhoods, the city becomes noisy with people and traffic during the day. 

Lower Manhattan has shorefront on three sides and ferry and shipping activity along waterfronts is prevalent. The terrain is flat, however, street patterns are irregular due to various plans, initiatives, and developments over the past few centuries. Roads may be narrow and often follow previously laid out thoroughfares. There are many historical buildings and landmarks in the area. The New York Stock Exchange, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Staten Island Ferry, and the One World Trade Building are all located in the region. The Statue of Liberty is visible from the southern tip of the island song with Liberty and Ellis Islands.

Greenways in Lower Manhattan
Neighborhoods in New York have an average of:
12 Greenways
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Large parks such as the Washington Square Park, John V. Lindsay East River Park, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Columbus Park, and Battery Park provide mature trees, lawns, and meandering pathways for area residents to walk their dogs. There are other smaller parks in Lower Manhattan along with playgrounds, gardens, and plazas distributed throughout the area where you can rest in the shade with your pup. You can even share an ice cream or a hot dog from a local street vendor!

If you are looking for opportunities to allow your dog to safely play off-leash in an enclosed, fenced dog run, there are plenty of those in Lower Manhattan. Dog runs include Fish Bridge Park Dog Run, East River Esplanade Dog Park, First Runner Dog Park, Tribeca Dog Run and the Washington Square Park Dog Run. These dog-friendly parks provide various amenities like seating, obstacles, and cleaning stations and are an excellent opportunity to interact with neighborhood dogs and owners. 

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