Uptown Dog

Adventures of a not-so-average mutt making new friends in New York City

Twilight Yappy Hour

Now that it’s getting warmer outside, I’ve had more opportunities to venture out and explore the neighborhood. Recently I stumbled upon one of my favorite new spots, and it happened entirely by accident.

Remember the pedestrian bridge and the East River walk I told you about? One warm weekend afternoon, Mom decided we should walk along the river as far as we could, and just see where it takes us. We walked almost twenty blocks and we were about to turn around and head for home. Thank goodness we decided to walk just a bit farther, and that’s when we found it.

A dog park! And it’s much bigger and flatter than the one at Carl Schurz Park, so there’s even more room for high-speed chases, or just running in circles by yourself because you are so excited you don’t know what else to do.

It’s practically nestled under the Queensboro Bridge, and you can watch the red tram carry people over the East River to and from Roosevelt Island.

The best time to hit this dog park is Yappy Hour, which is in the early evening when our people get home from work. After being cooped up all day, sometimes things get a little weird, so you have to keep your wits about you.

In addition to lots of friendly outgoing dogs and a lovely view of the river, there’s also some original urban artwork to enjoy. Mom says it’s called “graffiti” and she doesn’t seem very impressed with it. I hope that city life isn’t making her too jaded! There are new surprises around every corner here in New York, and I never want to stop exploring.


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7 thoughts on “Twilight Yappy Hour

  1. henrythebrave on said:

    What a great find, Uptown Dog. Well worth the walk! Will put it on my to-do list should I ever find myself in your vicinity.

  2. Cousin on said:

    Welcome back uptown dog! I’ve missed you!

  3. Wow, you are lucky! Fabulous views of the bridge and river. I like the picture of the white dog sitting on the bench with his person!

  4. I miss New York dog parks! The puppy sitting on the bench is priceless.

  5. Neat dog park! Isn’t it great when you find something fun like that?

  6. Uptown Dog, what a marvelous find! I’m sure my furry friend Roxy would love to play with other friends in this doggie park! I’m glad that your long walk paid off! 🙂

  7. Beautiful photos! Using Instagram?

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