Brooklyn Heights is an upscale residential neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, located on the waterfront of the upper bay, directly across the east river from Manhattan. Accessibility to this area is good, with ferry and subway access from Manhattan and easy access to downtown Brooklyn. There are plenty of pet services in this residential neighborhood, including veterinary clinics, pet stores, and groomers available for local pet owners, and there are a number of local eateries offering pet-friendly access in outdoor spaces so you can enjoy a meal with your mutt.
The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory has lots of outside seating to enjoy an icy treat with your furry friend on a hot sunny day, and there are lots of hot days in Brooklyn. The weather in this part of New York is often hot, muggy and overcast in the summer--or hot and sunny. Either way, a cool treat will be welcome. Winters can be cooler, although Brooklyn tends to be warmer than other areas in the state, due to its location on the water which moderates temperatures. Rain and inclement weather is always a possibility in New York, so check the forecast before venturing out to determine whether you need your umbrella.
The Brooklyn area is flat with more landscaping, trees, and gardens than many other areas of New York, however, yards are still relatively small in this densely populated urban area. This unique neighborhood has many blocks of beautiful townhouses and some interesting mansions. Buildings feature a variety of architectural styles. Most residential buildings are three to four-story brownstones, with some brick buildings and some properties have small private gardens. Trees and multi-story building shade roadways, which have sidewalks that make ideal walking paths for residents and their dogs. The waterfront to the west provides piers and parks to enjoy walking with your dog, and cool breezes off the water make hot, humid, days more pleasant for walking. Although Brooklyn Heights is a residential neighborhood, it is, like most of New York, a very busy area with lots of traffic. Keep your dog leashed and watch out for vehicles when walking in this vibrant neighborhood.
This beautiful residential area boasts some very unique, beautiful, green spaces. Along the waterfront, the Brooklyn Bridge Park and piers, along with promenades and walkways, are a fantastic place to stroll with your dog. Pier 1 features green space, a walking trail, and a lookout to view the Manhattan skyline. Piers are joined by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway, a promenade that connects recreation areas and parks, with a great pedestrian walking trail. Pier 2 features recreation facilities, Pier 3 is a paved, terraced, viewing area with seating, and pier 5 features sports fields. Pier 6 features greenspace and trails, a playground, sand volleyball courts and a dog run! Dogs are required to be on-leash in Brooklyn Bridge Park except for the off-leash areas.
Hillside Park is another off-leash dog park. This 2-acre off-leash area on the north end of the Brooklyn Bridge Park is across from the Harbor View Lawn and is a fantastic place to socialize with other dogs and handlers while enjoying some free play. Please keep dogs off lawns and sports fields in the area, and on-leash unless in a designated off-leash area. Brooklyn Heights is bordered on its east side by Cadman Plaza Park which separates Brooklyn Heights from downtown Brooklyn. This beautiful park has lots of trees and open grassy areas for pet owners to enjoy.