You’ll find New Brighton situated on the north shore of State Island in New York City. This bustling neighborhood is built right on the harbor with both residential and industrial ports. The boundaries are often confused as the area has expanded to include Cassidy-Lafayette houses and Richmond Terrace houses too. Tompkinsville and Snug Harbor can be found on its western border, while Jersey Street is often described as the area’s eastern side. The ports can be found to the north with the waterway known as Constable Hook Reach. Brighton Avenue is often described as its southern border, but the boundaries of the area are regularly debated.
Animal amenities seem to be rather limited in the area, but as with any city, you’re never too far. Animal Health Group can be found on Castleton Avenue, providing you with your nearest veterinary services. Paws and Possibilities - a dog trainer with the ability to tame even the most unruly pooch - is located on Purcell Street.
As with most of Staten Island, the terrain cannot be described as challenging. You have a relatively flat topography with any inclines that are present providing only a slight gradient. This is ideal for puppies and older dogs alike as well as those canines that are capable of even the toughest terrain.
The easy life continues when we take a look at its infrastructure. The area is heavily built up. This, however, means there is no natural terrain to be found other than a few landscaped parks and gardens. While this is great for an after-work walk or a hungover Sunday morning stroll when ease and comfort are required, there’s definitely no adventure to be found on a sidewalk for your pooch. For something a little more rough-and-ready, you’ll have to head outside of the neighborhood’s boundaries. Alternatively, lose yourself in the area’s greenways and pretend you’re out exploring in Yosemite National Park!
For a central location with a bustling industrial vibe, New Brighton is not lacking in greenways, making it ideal for those who are searching for a combination of city life and quiet retreat. Snug Harbor has a lot of green spaces, as well as the beautiful Chinese Botanical Gardens that will whisk you away to somewhere more exotic. It also borders the waterway and is perfect if you’re looking for a fresh and crisp morning breeze that may even feel like you’re outside of the city’s boundaries. But that’s a big maybe.
Jones Woods Park is a nature reserve in the south of the neighborhood. This is another great place to let your puppy pal off the leash to explore and roam free. In the summertime, it’s ideal for picnics and afternoon naps in the sun. We’re sure your pooch will love testing their legs by running around the grassy spaces!