Pug Hill

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Pug Hill is a grassy knoll located just to the northwest of the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park, Manhattan, New York City. Pug Hill was a popular place for pug owners in New York City to socialize in the late 1990s through the mid-2000s.[1] At times, there were so many pugs present that they were described as a fawn and black whirlpool moving through the grass.[2] However, by the mid-2000s, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Enforcement began aggressively issuing tickets to off-leash dogs outside early morning and late night hours, effectively ending Pug Hill gatherings.[3] In 2006, Pug Hill was the inspiration for an eponymous book.[4]


  1. ^ Yazigi, Monique P. (1997-06-01). "While the Pugs Eat the Caviar, Owners Bond". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  2. ^ "Pets: Every Dog Has Its Day". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  3. ^ Smerd, Jeremy (2006-05-07). "When the Smoking Gun Looks a Lot Like a Leash". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-26.
  4. ^ Pace, Alison (2006). pug hill. New York, NY: Penguin. ISBN 0425209717.