They've recently built a big new dog run right on the East River. The turf is made of a sandy, gravelly substance that is supposed to neutralize odors, which it seems to do. Dudley loves to gallop through it, and he leaves the park with a mouth (and beard) full of the stuff. In the warmer months they keep a kiddie pool for the dogs. Dudley runs straight for it, hops in, and wades about. It is a peaceful setting, and I really enjoying sitting there, watching him play. When the sun is out, reflecting off the river, and the sky is very blue, you can almost imagine you are at the beach as you gaze across the sand and out over the water. That is until you realize you are staring at the 59th Street Bridge.