Malba is located in northern Whitestone. Highway 678 is its east boundary and it is bordered on the north by the East River and on the west by College Point. To the south is a business district including Target and the Post Office Processing Center. This neighborhood has been settled since the 1640s when David Roe acquired the land that would someday become Malba. The cove in the neighborhood, now known as Powell’s Cove, was once known as Roe’s Cove. Roe lost the name during the War of Independence due to his loyalty to the crown and his name and the cove were taken over by Powell.
There are a variety of businesses in this area that cater to your dog including Anthony Jerone’s School of Dog Training where your dog will learn to behave well and a pet supply store where you can get your supplies affordably. Whitestone Groomers will have Fido looking their best!
This is a gorgeous neighborhood to explore with your dog, especially as you get closer to the coast. Homes are stately and attractive or charming and cozy. Craftsman and French Revival homes are both common, as are elegant Queen Anne homes. Yards are either unfenced or terraced with low brick or stone walls. Plenty of mature trees throughout the neighborhood give this area a park-like feel. There are good dividers between the road and sidewalk on both sides of the street, so you will enjoy walking your dog on a loose leash throughout this neighborhood.
For a change from the lovely neighborhood walks, just head to the coast! There is a lovely little walking trail that runs along the coast that is perfect to be on wheels on with your dog. A sweet little beach and jutting pier give you and your pup diverse terrain to explore.
This gorgeous area is rich in pleasant parks to explore with your dog. Powell’s Cove Park extends a significant way around the cove, starting within Malba’s west perimeter. This pretty park provides a walking trail along the natural shoreline as well as several little beaches and flats that your dog will love. There are also clearings that are perfect for an on-leash game of fetch.
You can follow a nice walking trail along the coast to the Hermon A. MacNeil Park which features a natural seawall and a couple of little beaches as well as winding trails, attractive tree cover, and grassy clearings.
To the east of Malba, the Francis Lewis Park is a great place to enjoy with your pooch with a wide little sandy beach and a wide clearing. You can enjoy the breezes from the water while being sheltered from the noise of the bridge by plenty of thick tree cover.