It was gorgeous in NYC today, and friends took Chloe and me to the Hudson River Park. We walked from Washington Square to Pier 51 by way of some great streets in the West Village, then turned south. The river sparkled on our right, there was a narrow but well-kept strip of lawn on the left for sunbathing and picnicking, and we had a view of the Statue of Liberty in the distance. It was a delightful afternoon for Chloe and her human attendants.
The park extends south to Battery Place and north to Riverside Park, and dogs are welcome. Your dog needs to be “on a leash not longer than 6 feet,” except in the three off-leash dog runs (at W. 44th St., at W. 22nd St., and at Leroy St.). The park and the runs close at 1 am.