Next to stuff for your kids, this might be the most personal category of the Best-ofs, not only because it's your best friend you're walking, but also because if you walk your dog the same time every day, you get to know the other dogs and their owners as well as the pet-friendly stores along the way, so the act becomes an integral part of city life. Hudson River Park (including the area around the dog run at Chelsea Waterside—one of the park's three dog runs) offers a great experience for your dog and his or her human. The water views never disappoint, and the shops along 23rd Street are hospitable to both two- and four-legged creatures. The folks at Pet Central call you and your dog by name, and they always have a treat for you-know-who. hudsonriverpark.org

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353 W. St.
New York NY 10014
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