If you are lucky enough to get to walk your dog around this large private development that has been in existence since World War II, you will have a lovely walking experience. There are enough mature trees in Stuyvesant Town to make you feel as though you are walking through a forest, and frequent fountains provide a soothing and pleasant experience.
Stuyvesant Town is composed of tall, charming apartment buildings of red brick scattered among thick mature trees and pleasant walking paths. These extensive walking paths mean that you can explore with your dog without having to be concerned about traffic. This is a great place to practice leash walking with a dog who is not yet confident on a leash. There are many grassy expanses studded with mature trees so that you can enjoy walking on a natural surface instead of always confining your dog to an asphalt or concrete walk.
This pleasant neighborhood has a good mix of paved walking paths and grassy open areas. The center of the village is a grassy expanse with several mature trees around the perimeter and a lovely fountain that is active both winter and summer. In the winter, this open square provides a great place to let your dog play in the clean snow, and in the summer it is a charming place to run around in the grass and play a game of ball or Frisbee with your dog.
Paths running around the center square and throughout the neighborhood are surrounded by mature trees so that you feel like you are walking through a forest. There are scatterings of grassy areas besides the center court where you can take a break with your dog.
Riding a bike with your dog in this area could be fun, as could rollerblading, but you may find that skateboarding with your dog in this upscale area may be discouraged.
Walking through this neighborhood feels like walking through a big park, with a background of Majestic red brick buildings. Plenty of mature trees make it feel like a forest, and lots of grassy areas including a large grassy square in the center can make you feel like you are far from a city.
This is a great place to get away from the cars and typical hustle and bustle of New York City. Stuyvesant Town is a calm, pleasant place to walk around with your dog and work up to walks in busier areas. If the constant activity of New York City is wearing you down, escaping to a green place filled with large, beautiful trees can refresh you again and make you excited about all that New York City has to offer as if it were your first time visiting.
Low-traffic areas like this are a haven for birds that want to nest away from car noise and too many people. You have a great chance of seeing all of the beautiful bird life that is native to New York in an area like this.