Photo: Robert Clark
Finding the perfect apartment, in the perfect neighborhood, and at the perfect price in NYC can often feel like a Sisyphean task — let alone finding one that allows dogs.
But knowing where to look is half the battle. The listing site StreetEasy partnered with Rover, the country’s largest dog-walker network, to compile a list of the top NYC dog-friendly neighborhoods.
It was based on a neighborhood’s percentage of pet-friendly listings on StreetEasy, the the number of available dog walkers listed on Rover, how many vets were in a given neighborhood, and, of course, any dog parks nearby.
Citywide, Battery Park City in Manhattan was named the “top dog” for renters with canines, as 63 percent of the neighborhood’s listing’s are pet-friendly, according to StreetEasy. DUMBO in Brooklyn claimed the number two spot, thanks to the area’s impressive number of dog parks — seven in total.
Manhattan’s most expensive ‘hood, Tribeca, rounded out the top three. Over a quarter of Tribeca’s rentals are pet-friendly.
Other notable pet-friendly neighborhoods in the top 10 included: SoHo and the Financial District in Manhattan, DoBro in Brooklyn, and Staten Island’s Silver Lake.
By borough, these ‘hoods went overwhelmingly to the dogs: New Brighton and Pleasant Plains in Staten Island, Riverdale and Hunts Point in the Bronx, Long Island City and Corona in Queens, Brooklyn Heights and Columbia Street in Brooklyn, and Roosevelt Island in Manhattan.
Meantime, New Yorkers who are notoriously short on space overwhelmingly favor smaller breeds. Some 42 percent of NYC’s approximate 425,000 canines are small-sized pooches, while 31 percent and 26 percent are medium- and large-sized breeds, respectively.
Unsurprisingly, only 1 percent of NYC’s canine population is giant sized, like a Great Dane.
The city’s most popular breed is the pint-sized Yorkshire Terrier, followed by the Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever, Maltese, French Bulldog, Pitbull (mixed breed), Dachshund and American Pitbull Terrier.
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