New York is a wonderful place for man and manís 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.
Gramercy is a small residential neighborhood filled with young families with children, dogs, or children and dogs, centered on Gramercy Park, a locked space between 20th and 21st Streets, Park Avenue South, and Third Avenue. The gated park is for the residents of the square, including the National Arts Club and the Gramercy Hotel. The lovely little street that abuts the park from the south, Irving Place, is the areaís own Restaurant Row.