Midwood is an urban neighborhood of South Central New York in the borough of Brooklyn. Known as one of the hottest neighborhoods in New York, it holds the ruins of New York's once-proud film industry. The stylish central district is now thriving with youth and fashionable college students.
The area holds an abundance of pet-friendly cafes and restaurants for you to choose from. Why not try a walk by Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza for a yummy bite to eat? The district is home to many a pet stores too, with Puppy Paradise being an ultimate favorite. Here, you can also take your pooch to get a clean cut and blow dry while you wait!
The climate in Midwood is much similar to that of the rest of New York, with highs of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in summer and as little as 32 degrees in winter. Typical of New York, there is plenty of rain and snow to go with that.
The whole of the neighborhood is very artificial with large, tall buildings lining the streets. Having said this, the streets are fairly wide with grassland edges lining the border of every building and so, although the area is fairly urbanized, the rural environment marries with the urban setting. The area is not extremely hilly, but the environment does hold steady inclines in some areas. This makes it a fairly easy stroll, although it is not completely flat.
Large dogs typically tend to do better in this environment as the loud sounds from cars and office buildings make it a little scary for the smaller pups. To tackle this, it is suggested you head to an area within Midwood which is less populated. For this, Norstrand Avenue is great as it has an open area for you to walk around which might be a little easier for the smaller pups.
Midwood is not notorious for its greenways, however, there are ways to get around this. Roads such as E. 24th Street have a large amount of vegetation lining the street. This makes it great to walk your pup along if you'd like to get their feet into something that’s not just concrete! The leaves in Autumn turn into yellow, red, and orange along these roads making for a rather picturesque walk through the neighborhood. In summer, these leaves turn into a luscious green color, making the roads a fresh and inviting area to walk down.
The college to the north of the neighborhood also boasts a large green outside space. This is available to walk your pup through but at times of the day such as lunchtime, it can get rather busy. This is one of the most stylish areas of town with many college students bringing in some elegant and classy pet-friendly cafes.