10 NYC residential buildings with the best amenities for dogs

November 7, 2019

Photo courtesy of 555Ten

There’s no arguing that New York is a city of dog lovers, but when most of us don’t have the convenience of letting our four-legged friends into the backyard, it can be a challenge. Thankfully, many of the city’s newest residential developments have realized how important it is to keep both pets and their owners happy and are incorporating amenities like dog runs, pet grooming, training services, and even “yappy hours.” Ahead, 6sqft has rounded up the top 10 buildings with the best amenities for dogs so that your pooch may always be tired and clean at the end of each day.

1. 77 Greenwich

Credit: Hudson Projects

Designed by FX Collaborative with interiors by Deborah Berke Partners, 77 Greenwich is a new luxury condominium in lower Manhattan with equally luxurious amenities for man’s best friend. As it turns out, the building’s developer, Matthew Messinger of Trinity Place Holdings, is married to a veterinarian. Because of the couple’s great respect for their furry friends, Messinger instructed that part of the 2,350-square-foot lower outdoor terrace (there’s also a roof garden) be turned into a dog run. All of the outdoor spaces were designed by Brooklyn-based Future Green Studio and enjoy incredible river views.

2. 555Ten

555Ten, the luxury Hells Kitchen rental developed by Extell, refers to its outdoor dog run as the “canine castle.” Fit for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, this all-season, heated, and covered outdoor space is located on the 12th floor. In addition, the building offers services by the on-premises company “Throw Me A Bone,” which will take residents’ dogs for walks, feed them while the owners are away, and/or simply keep dogs company so they aren’t too lonely.

3. Waterline Square (One, Two, and Three)

Entrance into the Waterline Club by Noe & Associates with The Boundary

Waterline Square is a massive, luxury residential development that encompasses five-acres on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and is comprised of three residential towers designed by Rafael Viñoly, Richard Meier, and Kohn Pedersen Fox. When it comes to amenities, they’re all located in the whopping 100,000-square-foot Waterline Club. Among the Club’s endless list of amenities for humans, it also has an indoor dog playroom, a dog washing station, and a dog training studio. Plus, the development will be anchored by a 2.6-acre park and is just across the street from Riverside Park.

4. 50 West

The dog spa at 50 West, photo courtesy of 50 West

In addition to 50 West’s 250-square-foot pet spa, which offers bathing and grooming stations, the building partnered with a veterinarian and dog groomer to make old fashioned house calls. And when it’s time to take the dog out, the building features a 6,000-square-foot outdoor plaza and will eventually connect to the West Thames Pedestrian Bridge for easy access to all of Battery Park City’s outdoor spaces.

5. 277 Fifth Avenue

Photo b Kenneth Chen

277 Fifth Avenue has a large array of pet services offered through experiential concierge service LIVunLtd, some of which include reward-based dog training, dog walkers who provide real-time updates to owners, boutique grooming spas, and a doggy day club. Additionally, the luxury Nomad condominium is located near multiple dog-runs in Madison Square Park so you can take your dog out on the town.

6. Manhattan View at MiMa

Photo courtesy of Scott Francis for Related

In 2011, Related Companies founded their own dog-specific amenity program to offer across its portfolio of luxury residences. Called “Dog City,” it was launched inside Midtown West’s MiMA. It can now be found at their other high-end buildings such as Abington House, and for buildings without a location, like 15 Hudson Yards, residents still have access to memberships. Dog City offers onsite boutique pet services for all of its building residents, which includes grooming, walking, boarding, doggie playdates, and owner-included yappy hours for a yearly $250 membership. And at MiMA, the outdoor terrace even has a bone-shaped pool for dogs!

7. Brooklyn Point

Rendering showing Brooklyn Point and the completed Willoughby Square Park, courtesy of Williams New York

Brooklyn Point is currently the borough’s tallest tower at 720 feet and will offer luxury homes with impressive views, as well as over 40,000 square feet of amenities. Residents won’t have to travel far for their four-legged friends to be entertained, as they will all have immediate access to Brooklyn Point’s in-house pet spa. Brooklyn Point kids can also play with the pups at the Forest Adventure children’s playground – kids and dogs together, what better combo is there? The building is located right next to Willoughby Square Park, a public and open green space expected to be completed in 2020 that will feature a play area and a dog park, perfect for the dogs of Brooklyn Point.

8. Pierhouse

Pierhouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Marvel Architects
Photo courtesy of David Sundberg/ESTO

Pierhouse, conveniently located at Brooklyn Bridge Park, offers residents a pet spa designed by building architect Jonathan Marvel. The lounge overlooks the park and features outdoor furniture and a coffee kiosk for humans, as well as lockers for dog treats and two dog showers. In a 2015 New York Times article titled “Over-the-Top Amenities,” Marvel commented on the 350-square-foot space: “Essentially, it’s a really nice experience for both the animal and the owners… I think it’s got to have a more descriptive name. How about a dog hammam?”

9. 11 Hoyt

Rendering by Binyan Studios

Jeanne Gang’s first residential tower in NYC, Downtown Brooklyn’s 11 Hoyt is not only architecturally noteworthy, but it features its own 27,000-square-foot elevated park and 55,000 square feet of amenities, including a super-fun outdoor dog run and a dog spa. It’s also just a short, 10-minute walk to Fort Greene Park.

10. Skyline Tower

Rendering by Binyan Studios

Long Island City’s Skyline Tower offers an abundance of amenities and concierge services, including a pet spa designed by Whitehall Interiors, grooming, dog walking and daycare, veterinary house calls, and behavioral training. Plus, Long Island City has the highest number of dogs per capita, so there’s plenty of opportunities to make friends with other puppy parents.


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