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The residential and commercial neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant is located in the north-central area of Brooklyn. There are many retail shops, eateries, delis, and coffee shops distributed throughout the neighborhood, usually at the street level of multi-story buildings with offices or residences on upper floors. The main shopping area is on Fulton Street and a wide variety of services can be accessed by residents traveling the neighborhood on foot. 


If you walk your dog every day in the Bedford-Stuyvesant region, you need to be aware of the changeable weather in Brooklyn. Due to the coastal location of this neighborhood, the weather is variable, often wet, and inclement weather and storms systems from the ocean are possible, regardless of the time of year. Winters in Brooklyn have occasional snow and summers are hot and humid. If your dog is coming along for a walk, be sure he does not get too cold in winter or overheated on summer walks.

Terrain in Bedford Stuyvesant
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
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Mostly Natural
All Natural
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Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
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Flat
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Bedford-Stuyvesant is mainly comprised of townhouses and multi-story buildings with retail space at street level. Streets are narrow in this developed, built-up urban area. There are trees on properties and along streets, although they are not as prevalent in this area of Brooklyn as some other communities. The terrain is relatively flat and streets are laid out in a traditional urban grid pattern and are not difficult to traverse. Paved pedestrian sidewalks run along busy thoroughfares and quieter residential streets in the area, providing separate pedestrian paths for pet owners and their furry friend walking the neighborhood. 


The region has historic buildings with 577 buildings contributing to a historic district. Architecture on these buildings includes decorative details. Bedford-Stuyvesant includes the sub-neighborhoods of Bedford, the oldest area, Ocean Hill, Stuyvesant Heights in the center, and Weekstill in the southeast. There are IRT lines in the area, some of which run underground.

Greenways in Bedford Stuyvesant
60 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Brooklyn have an average of:
37 Greenways
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There are many playgrounds and community gardens for people to enjoy in the area, however, dogs not allowed on these properties. Fortunately for your canine companion, the Herbert Von King Park is centrally located and has an enclosed dog run for your pup to enjoy. The park also has facilities like an amphitheater, barbecues, and paved paths to stroll with your pup on a leash.

A short trip to the west will take you and your pup to Forte Green. This park is a dog-friendly off-leash area except in designated spaces like playgrounds. This larger park provides 30 acres of greenways to take a stroll with your dog.

Highland Park is a large 100-acre green space located to the east and provides scenic views of the reservoir, ocean, and local cemeteries. You and your pup can enjoy the greenways in this park, however, your dog needs to be on a leash as this park does not currently have designated off-leash areas.

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