While some bemoan—and tacitly celebrate—the coarsening of city life, at least one part of Manhattan has gotten warmer and fuzzier in the last two years.
In this week’s New York Times ‘City’ section, Seth Kugel rubs the tummy of Tompkins Square Park’s dog run denizens, and discovers:
Lovely! Who doesn’t love to see happy New Yorker frolicking in the park with their doggies? But it wasn’t always so. Let us paws to look back to some bygone dog days when Tompkins Square Park was meaner than a junkyard dog.
Caroline F. Campion, wrote in the Times in 2003 that the very same dog run was beset by:
Is your dog better off now that it was two years ago? Consider it one more gentrification battle won by the cute and cuddly puppies.