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Best Dog Run


Tompkins Square Dog Run
7th St. at Ave. A
Established in the mid-eighties, this was the first dog run in the city, and it takes credit for helping make Tompkins Square Park a safer place. The pups here are gleeful, their owners are all friends, and the community is ultrasupportive. It even holds wacky events such as the biggest Halloween dog-costume contest in the region. This spring: a $15,000 renovation from wood chips to an elaborate crushed-rock drainage system.


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