Pomonok is a centrally located residential neighborhood in Queens, New York. This working-class community contains several large housing co-operatives, projects, and complexes which comprise the bulk of the landscape. These housing projects feature pedestrian pathways for residents to navigate and access adjacent thoroughfares. Commercial businesses are located mostly along the main road, Kissena Boulevard, which runs along the western border of Pomonok. Restaurants, grocers, shops, and other services found here are within walking distance for most residents. Locals can walk their dog along busy roads with services or on and around housing complex properties. Remember to dress for the weather, as it can be rainy in Queens and you will need waterproof, warm outerwear for yourself and maybe even for your pooch to stay warm and dry. There are also lots of warmer, sunny days, especially in summer. They can be hot and humid, so take water with you on excursions with Fido.
Pomonok has several cooperative and public housing developments that feature high rise buildings that house many residents. Housing complex properties are usually well landscaped and have pedestrian walkways on the grounds. The area has some hills and inclines and although they are not steep, if you are on a long walk, remember what goes down must come up. Plan your walks with your dog in the area according to yours and his fitness level and ability. There are lots of major thoroughfares and busy streets running through this community and there can be lots of traffic especially daily during peak hours. Watch for vehicles when crossing roads, alleyways, and parking lot entrances. Keep your dog leashed and close beside you. Most commercial, public, and private properties have mature landscaping in this well developed and established region and there are lots of shady trees lining boulevards that help passersby stay cool during hot summer months.
Pomonok features several children's playgrounds. Electric Playground, Emerald Playground, and Pomonok Playground all provide green spaces for young locals. However, pet owners and their pooches will have to enjoy these green spaces from adjacent walkways, as pets are not permitted in playgrounds.
If you cross the Long Island Expressway to the north using one of the pedestrian bridges, you can take a walk to Kissena Park to explore the area. This 240-acre park has lots of cycling and hiking trails for locals with dogs to explore and many greenways to discover. It is known for its exceptionally large trees. The park also has lots of facilities and amenities such as sports facilities and fields, washrooms, picnic and barbecue sites, a playground, and a spray park. The park even features some eateries with outdoor seating where dogs may be welcome, so ask each establishment if they provide access to outdoor seating areas for your canine companion.