When the term melting pot, in reference to cultural diversity, was coined, it might have been Corona they were speaking of! Corona is arguably one of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York with a large African American, Latino, Asian, and Italian population. There are many historic buildings in the area and the neighborhood borders Flushing Meadows Corona Park, one of the largest parks in New York. The neighborhood’s restaurants are just as diverse as its population and you will find plenty of outdoor places to get a bite to eat. While there are no pet stores in Corona, there are some just outside the boundaries of the neighborhood.
Weather in New York City is generally cold in the winter with either rain or snow and hot, humid summers. There are many days during these seasons that are great for walking, however, and fall and spring have even more really lovely days where walking is a pleasure.
The terrain through Corona is mostly flat, however, there are a few hills here and there. The lack of hills is perfect for casual walkers who are in it more for the pleasure of walking and the fresh air than they are for the exercise. The few hills that do exist are very minor and will not give even the most out of shape a problem.
Keep in mind that almost all of Corona is concrete and while you will find a few larger shade trees, you will have to hunt very hard to find any sort of grass at all outside of the parks. There are sidewalks on all of the streets but do keep in mind that New York summers can render these sidewalks very hot! Your pup’s paws are sensitive, so you may want to confine walking on hot days to early in the morning to avoid your pooch ending up with burns.
Simeone Park is one of the few greenways inside the Corona neighborhood. It features lots of trees and plenty of grass for your pup to explore and spend a bit of time in. Despite the lack of greenways inside Corona, it is more than made up for by bordering the Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This massive park includes two lakes, many hiking and walking trails, and plenty of greenery to keep your pup happy. This is also home to museums, theaters, a zoo, and much more, but all of these are things you will need to explore once your walk is done and your pooch is safe at home. Not all parts of the park are open to your pup, but there are walking and hiking trails all over the area, and these are free game. There is also an off-leash area where your pup can really burn off some energy.