I very recently located to NYC (specifically living in Brooklyn) for my job. The dogs obviously joined me in this new adventure. I thought NYC life would be tough for big dogs, but Brooklyn may be the most dog friendly place I have encountered thus far. I am one block from Prospect Park, which suprisingly has a mile long stretch of open park that holds off-leash dog hours each day before 9 AM and after 9 PM. Every dog owner has been over-the-top responsible. Dogs vary, but what shocked me was the large breed selection I have met during off lease hours at the park. I have run into at least 3-4 Cane Corsos, numerous Ridgebacks, and a 230 lb mastiff (laying down, of course). Of course there are only 2 true Leavitt Old English Bulldogs in town.
Top it off, I have found several bars where dogs are welcome to join their owners; and there are 3-4 specialty pet supply stores (some organic)and veterinarians within walking distance of my apartment. It has been an interesting experience so far. Clearly Brooklyn has gone to the dogs.
Barkley and Willow in their new stomping grounds (I used a filter for the old time effect, almost looks mid-1800's)