New York is a wonderful place for man and man’s best friend. Central Park has great paths, runs and lots and lots of other dogs to meet. Dogs are unofficially welcome at many restaurants with sidewalk cafes, and at both the Drake Swissotel and the Regency Hotel, which also offers dog walkers and dog sitting. Learn the rules now for dogs in NY; Officially, dogs must be on-leash at all times; unofficially, before 9 in the morning tickets are rarely written for this violation. Visit Central Park Paws for more information. As with the IRS, not knowing is not immunity.
Clinton, the phoenix of Hell's Kitchen, is a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood that runs from 34th to 57th Streets, west of Eighth Avenue. Old, sometimes charming buildings host restaurants on their first floors and the last of many of the reasonably priced New York City apartments above. You will see retired men and women walking their dogs in pajamas by chic new eateries. Clinton is home to Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre, offering outstanding performances and dance classes to the general public, and the Actors Theatre Workshop.