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To New Yorkers, pets are part of the family. While some people shop for homes and apartments based on the school districts in NYC, others make sure the neighborhood is perfect for their pets. Don’t waste your time on a place that doesn’t permit pets. Find a home in NYC that allows your pets to socialize, exercise, and live rich lives. Here is a list of the top eight pet-friendly neighborhoods in NYC.

1. Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights offers many sites for pets and their human companions. The iconic city delivers the comforts of suburban lawns and spacious walking areas. Brooklyn Heights is home to a couple of dog parks – Brooklyn Bridge Dog Park Run and Hillside Dog Park. For the humans, the neighborhood offers stunning views of the city and historic area with proximity to dog-friendly restaurants such as Sotto Voice and Enid’s.

2. Park Slope, Brooklyn

If you want to stay in Brooklyn, pets love Prospect Park. The neighborhood is lined with grand brownstones and trees along the way to the park. There is no limit to where you can walk your pooch. You can enjoy the beauty of the street-view walk or let your pet off the leash and to explore the park. It should be noted that Park Slope is home to the only Dog Beach. Need we say more?

3. Fieldston, Bronx

Fieldston is a nice area with large homes, comfortable living, and private neighborhood space. This Bronx neighborhood has sprawling lawns, clean landscapes, plenty of trees, and the rural feel that pets and their owners adore, all without leaving the city. Fieldston allows dogs to go on as many walks as they want in the vast 1,000-acre Cortland Park.

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4. Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan is home to great spaces for residents and their four-legged family members alike. Lower Manhattan has Battery Park City, which is located near Hudson River Park. The park offers superb views and space to walk your pets. Lower Manhattan also has plenty of sidewalks and walkways to keep your pet busy. Many Civic Center properties are advertised as pet-friendly areas as well. Lower Manhattan is close to the Kowsky Dog Plaza and Tribeca Dog Park.

5. Upper West Side

You can’t deny that properties close to Central Park are perfect for furry friends. The Upper West Side offers proximity to the park, scores of pet stores, and a dog run at Riverside Park. Residents and their pets especially enjoy the early morning off-leash play times. As for you, you can get to know other pet-friendly neighbors nearby.

6. Midtown East

Midtown is close to Central Park, but there are other park options as well for you and your pooch. DeWitt Clinton Park and Peter Detmold are also close to many properties. Midtown East is swelling with pet shops, pet stores, and pet-friendly start-ups. If you want to enjoy a meal with your dog at your side, restaurants like the Crave Fish Bar in Midtown East allow dogs.

7. Hunters Point, Queens

If you prefer Queens, Hunters Point offers many properties for pet owners. Residents of Hunters Point enjoy trips to any one of the pet stores nearby and dog runs in the area. Regardless of your schedule, Fido can always get his exercise at the Gantry Plaza State Park 24-hour dog run. Hunters Point is only a subway ride away from Manhattan. If you are up for Greek food after a long day, head over to the Greek Family Restaurant for a bite to eat. There is a small sitting area outside where you can enjoy a meal with your furry companion.

8. Kew Gardens, Queens

Kew Gardens is a neighborhood in Queens known for its community spirit, holiday gatherings, privacy, and green space. Kew Gardens offers residents opportunities and space for walking, biking, running, and pet adventures thanks to its proximity to the Forest Park, which was designed by the iconic Frederick Law Olmsted.
Properties for pet owners are in high demand. Don’t miss your chance to find the best property for you and your four-legged family member(s).

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