Boerum Hill is named after the colonial family that first occupied this land as farming land during Dutch occupation. Much of the housing in this neighborhood was built in the mid-19th century and consists of three-story row housing. Today, the residents are young families and professionals and the atmosphere is both laid back and trendy. Shopping is no more than a walk away with a variety of grocery stores, restaurants, and even pet supplies for the spoiled dog in your life. You will also find veterinarians and grooming salons for your pooch.
The weather in Brooklyn has a few extremes, but fortunately, they usually do not last long. Spring through fall walking is usually possible, but hot weather may make it difficult to walk at any time other than early morning. Snow is likely in the winter and may be enough to keep you indoors, but it is just as likely that winter will have some warm periods.
Overall, the terrain is very mild and easy to navigate. Elevation changes are few and very minimal, so much so that you are unlikely to even notice them. If you want to take a leisurely stroll, you will most certainly enjoy doing so and even more so as you wander the shops that have set up business on many of the streets. Your pup might even forgive the lack of grass and trees, simply because of all of the exciting sights and smells that permeate through such a neighborhood.
Every street has sidewalks, but you won’t find any grass. The only saving grace is the streets that are lined with trees. This means shade in the summer when the area is at its hottest. It is important to remember that not all of the streets are lined with trees and there is no place for your dog to go to get off of the hot concrete.
This is a very urban area and while some of the urban areas in New York do have parks where dogs are allowed, this is not one of them. All the parks in Boerum Hills are playgrounds or sports courts, all of which do not allow dogs. This means that if you want to find grass for your dog to play in, you will have to go out of the neighborhood.
Fort Greene is the closest such park which is dog-friendly. There is grass and trees as well as walking paths throughout the park for you to enjoy. Prospect Park is situated to the southeast of Boerum Hill and next to the Park Slope neighborhood. It has many acres of trails, woods, grass, and it is dog-friendly. Not only can you take your dog there on a leash, but there is also off-leash hours and areas where you can let your dog have a good run.