Tag Archives: Dining with dogs

Hudson River Park’s flower contest | thepupdiary.com

15 Apr

We love Hudson River Park!  (Yes, there are several “no dog” signs in the beautiful green areas, but we understand they want to maintain the lawns, gardens, and shrubs.)  The walking and biking paths extend from Lower Manhattan up to 57th Street where the park turns into Riverside Park.  There are 3 enclosed dog runs, many dog-friendly seasonal cafes, beautiful sunset views, and plenty of other gorgeous scenery.  

Hudson River Park's Flower Contest

Hudson River Park’s Flower Contest

This past weekend we noticed several signs promoting the park’s official flower contest.  The Park community is asked to vote for the flower they think is best suited to be the official park flower.  On April 22nd, they will announce the winner.  (Vote here.)  We vote for the Daylily.  We actually thought they were Daffodils.  In any case, they look like the sun and brighten the park.  They are very pretty!

The Frying Pan and PD O’Hurley’s are great places to stop for a (dog-friendly) bite to eat along the way.  Watch out for rats at PD O’Hurley’s!  They like to romp under the outdoor cafe flooring!

New York dogs – your perfect weekend | thepupdiary.com

12 Apr

What makes a perfect doggy weekend in New York City?  We think it includes fun, philanthropy, food, and frolicking!  Our Pup Diary of events includes many doggy (and sometimes human only) events and activities.  Here is how we like to cover our bases!

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

FUN:  Art galleries, playgroups, doggy spas, shopping, parks, dog runs, parties . . . and sometimes just snuggling on the couch!  Check the calendar to see many “fun” events you may want to check out!

PHILANTHROPY:  We conduct home visits for Yorkie 911 Rescue.  What does this mean?  We visit potential doggy adopters in their homes to see if they are fit doggy parents.  We meet their current pets and other family members.  (We also get to see lots of cool real estate!) We make several visits a month, but each visit is less than 30 minutes.  This is a very easy way to give back to the doggy community!  Contact your favorite rescue group or shelter and ask how you can sign up. 

FOOD: Smorgasburg opened last weekend and we were there!  The Saturday location is not dog friendly . . . but Sunday’s beautiful river setting in the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO does allow pups.  Arrive early because it gets extremely crowded.  Small pups in bags are welcome on the East River Ferry and the Brooklyn Bridge stop is easy walking distance to Smorgasburg.

FROLICKING:  We love to frolic along the Hudson River walking paths.  The river cafe’s are beginning to open their doors now that Spring has sprung!  We love to walk from Chelsea up to The Boat Basin Cafe.  There are several dog-friendly cafe stops along the way! 

Easter weekend and the New York dog | thepupdiary.com

29 Mar

Doggies will dust off their bonnets and gowns and head to the New York City Easter parade Sunday morning, March 31 from 10 am to 4 pm.  People and pups gather on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets to get a look at the beautiful and outrageous hats and costumes.  A real feast for the eyes!  The “parade” is more of a gathering than a marching procession. 

Cubby gets ready for Easter

Cubby gets ready for Easter

We make a brief stop at the parade.  It tends to get a bit too crowded for us! We’ll check out some other options around town to celebrate the spring season.

-The Boat Basin cafe at West 79th Street will open beginning Saturday, March 30 at noon

-Nick Cave’s “Heard NY” brings 30 dancing horses to Grand Central Terminal

-Inwood Library is hosting a free dog talk on Saturday – humans only

Almost Home Animal Rescue holds their huge Chinese Auction on Saturday – humans only