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What’s More New York Than Hot Dogs?

Photographer Gray Malin captures summer in the city — how NYC dogs see it.

by Avery Felman
October 8, 2021
dogs sunbathing on top of 30 Rock Plaza
“Sunbathers, Top of the Rock”
Photo: Gray Malin

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Ah, summer in the city: A picnic in Central Park. A night at the plaza. A trip up to 30 Rock’s observation deck. We’re talking, of course, about what the city’s dogs have been up to this balmy season. Thankfully, if you missed it, photographer Gray Malin was there to document the dog days of summer at some of New York’s most iconic sites in his latest series, Dogs of New York City. Try not to hear “Empire State of Mind” in your head while you scroll through...

dogs having a picnic in Central Park
“Picnic Party, Central Park”
dogs on at the Top of the Rock observatory
“Pool Day, Rockefeller Center” and “Sightseeing, Top of The Rock”
dogs outside the Plaza Hotel
“Welcome to the Plaza Hotel”
dogs on at the Top of the Rock observatory
“Spotted at Bergdorf Goodman”

Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is an editor at The Wildest. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her fiancé and cat, Chicken, and has high hopes that one of them will let her adopt a dog.