Swanky apartment building bans dogs from walking on lobby floor

The “no paws” rule at one New York City luxury apartment building has dog owners howling.

The New York Post reports that management at Hawthorn Park has ordered residents to carry their dogs across the lobby floor of the building, which is made of marble.

In addition to not allowing dogs to walk on the lobby floor, Hawthorn Park bans dogs over 15 pounds and also makes any resident with a dog take the service elevator.

While some dog owners were miffed at the draconian rules, most seemed resigned to accept them. Residential buildings in New York City are notorious for having strict dog policies.

The new apartment building, which is still partially under construction, offers leases starting at $5,000 per month for a one-bedroom unit.

Glenwood Management, owners and operators of Hawthorn Park, did not return the New York Post’s request for a comment.

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