We earlier reported that Community Board 2 would consider at its meeting yesterday evening whether to establish a dog run in Downtown Brooklyn. The Board members
decided to take a pass deferred action.
The Brooklyn Paper: Community Board 2 on Monday shot down a proposal to build a pooch pen somewhere in the booming residential neighborhood — in part because the area already has a few open spaces, but also because all those new Downtown residents need to wait their turn.
“Boerum Hill has been waiting for a dog run for more than 20 years?” said Parks Committee member Mary Goodman. “Why do we have to cater to all the new people and their dogs coming in?”
Update: Read Matthew Parker’s and Mary Goodman’s comments on this post for a different perspective on CB2’s position and on Ms. Goodman’s remarks at yesterday’s meeting.