Touted as NYC’s hottest new neighborhood, densely-populated East New York is expanding rapidly. The area was rezoned in 2016, which made this Brooklyn borough an attractive spot for investors. East New York is also a great spot to find affordable housing in the Big Apple, and the number of available residential properties has spiked in the last year.
It’s also the pawfect place to be a dog owner! East New York is home to a short trail that's perfect for a quick walk with a leashed dog. For everything else, you'll just need to travel a short distance into other Brooklyn neighborhoods. Brooklyn and its surrounding areas are home to over 50 vet clinics, so you’ll never have to worry about finding quality vet care. Treat your pooch to a fancy dinner date at Tatiana, an upscale Russian eatery that welcomes dogs at its outdoor tables.
Work off all those calories at one of Brooklyn’s 16 dog parks. Make sure to check out Sirius Dog Run, which is named in honor of a Lab who died during the 9/11 search and rescue operations. It's a small park, but your pooch is sure to have a howlin' good time!
East New York is a furrific place for dogs and their owners!
Whether you and Fido live in the Big Apple, or you’re just visiting here, you’ll find pup-friendly activities in East New York. Take time to visit the Fresh Creek Nature Preserve and walk the half-mile trail that follows the creek. Enjoy catching views of the waterfowl, butterflies, and flora that inhabit this untamed salt marsh area. Roam the open fields along Shore Parkway. Fido is welcome to join you provided you keep your pooch on a leash no longer than 6 feet and you pick up any waste. Make sure to have proof your canine companion’s license and current rabies vaccination with you.
You and Fido can get out and enjoy the fresh air when you’re in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood, located to the southwest of East New York. Head over to Canarsie Park to let your pooch get some off-leash exercise. Dogs are welcome to romp freely in some areas of this park. Explore the extensive network of walking trails and wooded areas with your special pal. City regulations require that you keep your four-footed pal away from playgrounds and ballfields, and that you clean up your pup’s messes. Remember to keep proof of rabies vaccination and license with you when you’re in any public place.
Share your love of nature with your pooch when you’re in the Howard Beach area. This neighborhood borders East New York to the east. Here, you’ll find Spring Creek Park, a pawtacular natural area with incredible walking trails. Bring Fido on a leash that can be up to 6 feet long to wander along the wetlands and catch a glimpse of a variety of butterflies and migratory water birds. After you and your furry friend stretch your legs, head inland to the Old Time Vincent’s Italian & Seafood Restaurant. This pup-friendly restaurant will welcome you and your canine companion at one of their outdoor tables.
The neighborhood of Cypress Hills, on the north border of East New York, has a few city parks for you and Fido to visit. For a quiet stroll, head over to City Line Park. You and your pooch can walk along the trail in the park as long as your furry friend is on a leash up to six feet long and you don’t wander on to the ball field. When you want to go for a jog or spend time exploring nature with your canine pal, go over to Highland Park. Take in stunning views of the Ridgewood Reservoir, the Atlantic Ocean, and other surrounding landscape as you treat your special pal to some fresh air and green space.
About 5 miles by car from East New York, the neighborhood of Woodhaven is a pawtastic location for you and Fido to explore. Most of this area is filled by Forest Park, a 500-acre area that includes over 165 acres of woods. Explore nature with your pooch along the extensive hiking paths. While on the trails, keep your pal on a leash that’s no longer than six feet. Treat your pal to some off leash social time with other furry companions at the K9 Korral Dog Run in the park. There are separate play areas for large and small dogs. You can use the waste bags that are available in the park to pick up after your pooch.