One of the items on the agenda for the Community Board 2 meeting tomorrow (Monday, September 20) is whether to establish a dog run in Downtown Brooklyn, in response to that area’s rapid residential population growth.
The New York Post: The Metro Tech Business Improvement District is pushing for a dog run in Downtown Brooklyn, saying a massive influx of thousands of new residents to a neighborhood historically dominated by office towers has created a new dilemma — the arrival of plenty of pooches who need to be walked.
“This is obviously a quality of life issue we’ve never had to deal with before,” said Michael Weiss, the BID’s executive director. “We’re finding that people are looking for places to walk their dogs because some buildings have restrictions.”
Two sites under consideration are a portion of McLaughlin Park, at Jay and Tillary streets, and a triangular city-owned parcel at Flatbush and Myrtle avenues. The meeting is at Brooklyn Hospital, 121 DeKalb Avenue, Dining rooms A & B, starting at 6:00 pm.