December 11, 2018 In the News
Where to Take Your Dog in NoMad

New Yorkers love their dogs. Despite being one of the most densely populated cities in the world, it is estimated that NYC is home to more than 500,000 dogs. Even so, finding dog-friendly places here can be a challenge if you don’t know where to look. Fortunately, the NoMad neighborhood offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy outings with Fido. Let’s look at just a few dog-friendly hotspots in NoMad.

 

Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Despite the fact that many restaurateurs love to accommodate dogs, NYC health codes forbid dogs inside restaurants unless they are registered service pets. However, leashed dogs are allowed within outdoor seating at a restaurant’s discretion. In most cases, neighborhood restaurants that have outdoor seating are more than happy to accommodate furry friends, and many will even offer treats and water bowls for them. (If you don’t know the pet policy of a particular NoMad restaurant, call ahead to find out for sure.)

 

Shake Shack

Speaking of dog-friendly restaurants, Shake Shack is known around NYC as one of the friendliest—especially the one in Madison Square Park. Not only is there plenty of outdoor seating available, but their menu includes a “Bag-o’-Bones” (specialty dog biscuits made by Bocce’s Bakery) and a “Pooch-ini”—a dog-friendly vanilla custard made with dog biscuits and peanut butter.

 

Bonus Pick: Ilili’s BOX

If you’re around Madison Square Park with your pup but don’t want a burger, check out Ilili’s BOX as an alternate. Located just west of Madison Square Park, on the central islands between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, BOX offers delectable Mediterranean-style take-out food, and the outdoor seating on the island is perfect for you and your dog to enjoy lunch.

 

Madison Square Park

When you’re done lunching at Shake Shack, you and your dog can enjoy hours of fun in the park itself. Dogs are allowed on-leash almost anywhere in the park, and while some NYC parks have “off-leash” hours in designated areas, Madison Square Park does one better with a dedicated dog park where your dog can run, play and socialize with other doggy friends and their owners.

For even more dog-friendly fun, keep an eye open for the annual Mad Sq. Barkfest, which takes place each July on the Southern Gravel. This afternoon-long festival features all sorts of fun treats and activities for your dog and you to enjoy together, courtesy of local vendors, including including Biscuits & BathNew York Dog Nanny, and Andrea Arden Dog Training.

New York Dog Spa & Hotel

Need a place for Duchess to hang out while you work—or get a nice bath and trim? Be sure to take a look at New York Dog Spa & Hotel, NoMad’s own luxury doggie destination. This establishment offers a full range of dog-friendly services, including day care, boarding, grooming and walking services. They also offer your dog’s first day for free with an online reservation.

New York Dog Spa & Hotel
32 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 243-1199

dogspa.com

Hours:
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Open 365 days a year.

 

PetSmart

The ultimate in pet-friendly stores for obvious reasons, PetSmart is well-known for letting patrons bring their furry friends into the store on a leash to help their humans shop. Their new superstore on 24th and Broadway makes for the perfect detour on your walk to shop for food, supplies, a toy, or a gift for a friend.

PetSmart
1107 Broadway, #101
New York, NY 10010
(646) 949-1422

petsmart.com

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Many of the hotels in NoMad are known for being pet-friendly, and some even offer special services to let you pamper your pet. If you are planning a getaway and bringing the dog along, here’s a partial list of some of the neighborhoods more popular pet-friendly hotels:

 

Affinia Manhattan

This hotel, located close to Penn Station, offers a wide range of pet services and amenities, including plush dog beds, dog toys, treats, dog walking/pet sitting services, grooming, and even a pet psychic.

Affinia Manhattan
371 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(212) 563-1800

affinia.com

 

Eventi Hotel

This Kimpton hotel provides a VIP pet gift in your room upon arrival, along with pet bowls and a pet bed, dog leash, and pickup bags for walking around Manhattan. The concierge will be happy to arrange services like grooming, boarding, dog walking, pet massage/acupuncture, and more.

Eventi Hotel
851 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10001
(212) 564-4567

hoteleventi.com

 

Ace Hotel

This boutique hotel, located in the heart of NoMad, allow pets under 25 pounds with no pet deposit or fees.

Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 679-2222

acehotel.com

 

Flatiron Hotel

Located on the corner of 26th Street and Broadway, this hotel allow pets under 20 pounds for a $99 cleaning fee.

Flatiron Hotel
9 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 839-8000

flatironhotel.com

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