New York City Guide
You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide
. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide
New York covers 12,000 square acres of land, has more than 8 million residents and hosts more than ... read more »
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New York City has a fantastic public transportation system, run by the Metropolitan Transit ... read more »
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Sometimes, the best medicine for dealing with New York’s cutthroat, dog-eat-dog atmosphere is a dog … or a cat, bird, turtle or chinchilla. Use the Web to discover New York City pet care resources, ways to connect with other pet owners and other valuable information for pet care in the big city.
- Because there are so many Web sites out there dedicated to dogs, we have included a few more dog links than cat links here. No offense to cat owners, of course.
- Many of the sites below list dog walkers and pet hotels but naturally it’s the places that advertise that get the most exposure. Try to do more research on a specific place before you make a decision, either by word of mouth or by typing the name into a search engine.
- For more information on pets, consult the findingDulcinea Pets Web Guide.
For general information …
City Pet Guide
is the online version of the yearly publication that compiles tons of suggestions, listings and facts about owning a pet in New York City. Use the guide to search through all the categories, like pet stores and aquariums.
is brilliant, to say the least. Not only can you find a “date” or a friend for your pet but you can also find a date for yourself, or a little of both. Make a joint profile for yourself and your pet (any kind of pet), type in your zip code and explore the pet dating community. If you only date guys with canaries from Brooklyn, this is where you’ll find those feather-adoring gentlemen.
For pet care …
indexes a variety of vets throughout New York City. Vets are listed by type (for example, cat vets or dog vets) and by borough. Contact information for each business is provided.
Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group
offers guaranteed 24-hour service for animals in critical condition. Located in Brooklyn, the clinic accepts animals when other veterinarians or animal hospitals are closed.
For dogs …
should be your Bible if you have a dog in the city. This enlightening, witty online magazine covers as much ground as a racing whippet. The database allows you to search for vets, daycare centers, walkers and other services according to location. Also look for information on health and behavioral issues, and local dog laws.
The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
has all the information you need about your dog and New York City parks. The “NYC Pet Owners Guide”
(a PDF document) explicitly details the rules for bringing a dog to the park, and offers tips to keep in mind. The site also has a list of dog runs available by borough, links to groups that specialize in caring for a dog in New York City and more helpful tidbits.
isn’t a pretty site but it certainly gets the job done. Find a long list of dog-friendly places including hotels, attractions, beaches, stores and forms of transportation, as well as dog-friendly parks and off-leash parks. All the listings have links to more information about that particular location.
For cats …
New Cat City
is a blog for those New Yorkers who can’t read enough about cats. This blog is about the life of Avram and more particularly, his two cats Arthur and Beowulf.
is a national organization based in New York City that advocates the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) approach to alleviating the overpopulation of feral cats. Visit the site for sporadic news reports and event listings.
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