North Williamsburg is a section of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The main dividing line between north and south Williamsburg is Grand Street which bisects the neighborhood directly at its center. North Williamsburg is typically seen as the more upscale part of the area with higher-end apartments, hip culture, and a vibrant nightlife scene. There are lots of popular bars, music venues, restaurants, and entertainment options for locals and travelers in the area to enjoy.
Brooklyn experiences typical weather patterns of cities on the northeastern coast of the country, but it is not as bitingly cold as areas in New England or Upstate New York. It still has warm summers with temperatures in the 80s and 90s and its winters usually stay between 20 and 40 degrees. The transitional seasons of fall and spring can be beautiful with mild temperatures that are ideal for dog walking.
The terrain in most of Brooklyn is relatively flat with few hills, steep inclines, or dramatic shifts in elevation. North Williamsburg reflects this characterization and there are hardly any hills to be found within its borders. The environment is very artificial with few trees or green areas except for the designated parks and greenways that are scattered throughout the neighborhood.
North Williamsburg is very densely populated, and it has many commercial areas with popular restaurants and bars. Because of this, foot and street traffic can be heavy at any time of day and it only gets more intense during normal rush hour times. If you stick to the more residential sections of the neighborhood when you go on your dog walks, you will be able to avoid some of the congestion, but there will always be a heavy flow of foot traffic from both locals and tourists who are traversing the neighborhood.
There are tons of parks and greenways within the borders of North Williamsburg and many of them have great opportunities for dog walkers who live in the area. The largest park in the area is McCarren Park, located in the northeastern corner of the neighborhood. It is a 35-acre park that is a favorite for local families, joggers, and dog walkers because of its large amounts of green space, trails, and facilities.
On the southeastern side of North Williamsburg, there is Sternberg Park which is smaller in size but home to several athletic fields and an open field. There are also multiple trails that run through the park. Just north and east of Sternberg Park is Martinez Playground which is a little over an acre in size and has a recreational field as well as basketball courts, handball courts, and a skate park which is popular among teenagers in the area.