Greenpoint, also known as Little Poland, is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. It is bordered by two coastlines. In the west, you have the East River, the large waterway that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan, while in the north there is the coastline of Newtown Creek. To the east, you have the Brooklyn Queens Expressway while its southern border is McCarren Park.
If you’re standing in Greenpoint, you’re never far from any pet services that you might need. Greenpoint Veterinary Hospital can be found on Nassau Avenue in southern Greenpoint. This is the ideal place for any of your pooch’s health problems. Just down the road on Driggs Avenue, you have BFF Petwash, a groomer that will pamper your doggy pal and have them smelling as fresh as a daisy. If you’re in the north of the neighborhood, why not head to Pets On The Run on Manhattan Avenue? This is a great place to pop in for pet supplies.
In general, Brooklyn has a fairly flat topography. In Greenpoint, you are unlikely to experience any hills that will cause any trouble for you. While there may be a few slight inclines, it’s a relatively easy stroll around the neighborhood.
Greenpoint is a very built-up area with no natural terrain in sight. Any greenways that do exist are landscaped and, while they can feel relaxed and natural, they can still be described as artificial. In terms of how this affects your walks, you’ll have to go far afield to find a truly wild environment. However, it’s ideal terrain for small dogs that do not require large amounts of exercise and are therefore happy with sidewalks and urban parks. There are large greenways within the city which can be reached from Greenpoint which are perfect for allowing larger dogs the space to roam free and Greenpoint is well-connected by public transport so you should have no problem getting to areas that feel more natural.
McGolrick Park is located on Russel Street and Nassau Avenue. It’s a small, urban park and gardens that provide the community with a great place to sit back, enjoy the sun, and have a picnic in the park. There are dog-safe areas within this greenway, so it’s ideal for letting your pooch run free off the leash.
McCarran Park can be found in the south side of the neighborhood on the border of Williamsburg. It’s not far from Nassau Avenue subway station and offers plenty of green space to explore as well as running tracks, sports fields, and playgrounds. Look out for the two dog-friendly playparks. However, dogs without a leash will not be allowed on the courts, especially during play.
Finally, the East River State Park is located just outside of Greenpoint in Williamsburg. It offers seven acres of green space with a waterfront view and is a great place to soak in the city skyline views.