The weather in New York varies from season to season and can affect pedestrians. Winters are cool and wet with rain, sleet, and snow. Spring and fall tend to be milder, however, rain and stormy weather are possible at any time. Summers are hot and humid, usually with plenty of sun and traveling on foot can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, it is light until late in the evening in summer months and pet owners can choose to walk in the evening when it is cooler outside.
The area features many public housing developments and some multi-story apartments Row houses and townhouses are also common in some sections of the community. Many empty lots in this neighborhood have been turned into community gardens which make pleasant walking destinations in the area. A notable landmark in Brownsville is the Loew's Pitkin Theatre, built in 1920. This landmark features unique art deco architecture.
Betsy Head Park has been an established park in the area for 100 years and provides 10 acres of recreational use park. Facilities like baseball fields and basketball and handball courts attract many visitors and there is lots to see and do in this historic park.
Livonia Park is a small 1-acre park but is heavily treed with paved grounds and lots of benches for you and your pup to rest in the shade on a hot, humid summer day, so enjoy the cool break when walking through Brownsville.