The weather here is just as dramatic as the neighborhood. Be prepared to enjoy a warm spring, a colorful fall, some of the white stuff in the winter, and bright, sunny skies for the summer. Weather can get a bit rough, especially when a little snow turns into a full-on blizzard or when the sidewalks literally become hot enough to cook on during the hottest summer days.
The hustle and bustle of a full-on urban neighborhood is very apparent in this area and you won’t find much in the way of nature on the sidewalks of Brooklyn Heights. Many of the streets are tree-lined which is a plus when heading out for a walk on a hot day, but if grass is what you are looking for, you will have to find one of the parks in the area for that. It can be a nice walk, however, and there is lots of scenery and a plethora of different shops, delis, places to sit, and places to eat.
There are hills in this area of New York, but nothing major. It can make a great spot to walk and start getting in shape, especially if you and your butterball have not walked for a while. The amount of elevation is just enough to help you break into a sweat, but not enough to get you winded.
If this area is a bit crowded for you and and your pooch, there is also a park on the other side of Brooklyn Heights called Cadman Plaza Park. There is an off-leash area here as well as lots of grass, trees, and paths to explore. The huge central lawn is a popular place to play with your dog.