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Where to Hang Your Leash
For a hearty dose of high-end luxury, stay at The Carlyle (35 E. 76th St; 212-744-1600; $715+). It?s suitable for those with up to 25lb lap dogs. For a $50 a day deposit you can be near Central Park and Madison Avenue's designer row.
In the heart of Chelsea, The Maritime (363 W. 16th St; 212-242-4300; $415+) offers a more affordable experience and accepts all mutts from your miniature Daschund to your Golden Retriever with just a $100 deposit.
The Peninsula (700 Fifth Avenue, at 55th St.; 212-956-2888; $625+) matches the Four Seasons for service and d?cor, wrapping their hospitality in a less conspicuous package, with no weight limit and no deposit for dogs.
The Ritz Carlton (50 Central Park S.; 212-308-9100; $745+) is a perfect pick for traveling with your pooch. Their Very Important Pooch program offers extras including 22-karat gold dog tags, home-baked dog treats, loaner waterproofs or cashmere sweaters for walks in Central Park, and aromatherapy treatments. They allow pets up to 60lbs.
Adjacent to Times Square and Broadway, The Muse (130 W. 46th St; 212-485-2400; $249+) is the ideal Big Apple address for those who can?t bear to be parted from their pooch. The hip hotel?s Pampered Pooch Package provides an amenity basket filled with canine treats and food and water bowls. "Canine Court," New York's only doggie playground, with open land and even an obstacle course, is close by on Henry Hudson Parkway. Dogs are allowed to go on shopping sprees at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany's, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, and the Gap. Make sure to send your dog?s veterinarian-issued health certificate ten days in advance, and don?t forget to pack bedding and dishes.
Chow? dog-friendly spots to grab some kibble
Located in Tribeca, Bubby?s Restaurant Bar and Bakery (1118 Hudson St; 212-219-0666; $15-18) will offer you all the comforts of their popular all-American brunch.
After taking a walk along the Hudson River, rest your paws at the 79 Street Boat Basin Caf? (West 79th Street; 212-496-5542; $8-18) and enjoy the beautiful cliffs and city views along New Jersey.
Pastis (9 9th Ave; 212-929-4844; $10-31), a French bistro located in the Meat Packing District, offers outdoor seating and great people/poodle watching.
Run, Dog Run
Washington Square Park, in Greenwich Village, houses one of the most popular dog runs in Manhattan, and is convenient to NYU and an abundance of local cafes.
Little do some people know that there are off-leash areas in Central Park; have a picnic with friends, play Frisbee with your pet, or simply sunbathe.
Brooklyn's Prospect Park offers you their version of the "Coffee Bark", a monthly picnic for dogs and owners. During the first Saturday of each month, 7-9 a.m., join dog organization Fido in the Long Meadow section and be amazed by the eclectic parade of dogs.
Barking Bingo, a popular event among local dog-owning New Yorkers, never turns away newcomers. Just RSVP to join this once-a-month gathering (www.animalhavenshelter.org)
For more NY dog runs, click on www.CentralParkNYC.org.
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