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Manhattan Valley, also called Bloomingdale District, is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. This community was traditionally a working-class and immigrant neighborhood that has recently become more upscale with refurbished residential apartments and commercial development in the area. In spite of the increase in local businesses, the area is still described as having very much a 'neighborhood' feel and is highly walkable. Most Manhattan residents rely on foot travel and public transportation to get around. There are a variety of restaurants, often featuring ethnic cuisine and various shops and services on the street level of multi-story buildings throughout the district. Nearby, large parks and small playgrounds provide other destinations for families living in the areas. 

New York weather can always play a factor in walking plans. This coastal city experiences cool, wet winters and rainy springs. Warm, waterproof outerwear and possibly an umbrella are needed to keep dry. Area pooches may also appreciate some rain protection!

Terrain in Manhattan Valley
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Manhattan Valley is sandwiched between the Hudson River and Riverside Park to the west and the magnificent world-class Central Park to the east. West 100th Street is on the north border and 96th Street is to the south. The neighborhood is situated in a natural depression that slopes down from the high ground on the western border of Central Park. The rolling topography of the area is not steep and does not usually affect pedestrians navigating the area.

The area has several housing complexes and many multi-story apartment residences. Street level space is often occupied by retail establishments with residences on upper floors. There are some newer high rise residential buildings in the area and low rise historic buildings in Manhattan Valley. An old hospital in the area has been converted to condominiums and is part of a historic district designation. Many structures are historic tenement buildings that lend their character to the streetscapes in this area.

Greenways in Manhattan Valley
Neighborhoods in New York have an average of:
12 Greenways
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Riverside Park is located along the Hudson River. This narrow park extends for 4 miles along the river and contains part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway which extends along Manhattan's waterfront and provides a walking area for joggers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Dogs should be kept on a leash on the greenways of Riverside Park, however, there are several dog runs associated with this park that provide enclosed off-leash play areas. Riverside Park has some recreation facilities and athletic fields to take advantage of.

The world-famous Central Park is located east of Manhattan Valley. Central Park is the 5th largest park in New York, at 843 acres. There are the miles of interwinding greenways and walking trails throughout the park. Besides the magnificent trees, lawns, gardens, and landscaping, there are many attractions including sculptures, fountains, ponds, and facilities dotted throughout this fascinating park. You and your pup will never get bored as there is so much to see!

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