Battery Park City
As a former New Yorker, I know that NYC can be a ruff place to own a pet. That’s why I loved seeing StreetEasy’s recent study, which found that a whopping 63 percent of the rental buildings in Battery Park City allow dogs, making it the most dog friendly neighborhood in NYC. Streeteasy’s algorithms took into account facts like pet-friendly rentals, dog sitters, dog parks and vets in any one area. In comparison, NYC’s Dumbo places second with its seven dog parks, and Tribeca came in third with dog-friendly rentals at 26 percent.
The broadsheet notes a few other factors that make Battery City Park the prime place to raise your pup, including the Battery Park Dog Association, headed up by Battery Park City resident Paula Galloway. The ‘hood also hosts the annual Battery Park City Dog Parade on the weekend before Halloween and is home to high-end pet supply and grooming spots such as Le Pet Spa, on South End Avenue, and Petropolis, on Washington Street. Plus, Doguments, the first public art exhibit that catered to both dogs and humans, took place at the area’s Brookfield Place in August.