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Unfriendly Williamsburg Neighbor Leaving Food That’s Poisonous to Dogs on Sidewalk

The Combination of Pepper Flakes and Lemon Peel can be harmful to dogs, and has been left on Skillman Ave.

Take care, Greenpoint pet owners! An anonymous Greenpoint resident alerted the 94th precinct this week that a neighbor has been purposefully leaving food that is poisonous to dogs on Skillman Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard St.

The potentially poisonous ingredients, pepper flakes and lemon peel, may be innocuous on their own, but taken together can make dogs ill.  Continue reading

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Dogs, Dreams, Data and Design — The Hook-up (4/13)

Greenpoint is on Track this week
Greenpoint is on Track this week! via wired

It’s gorgeous out, Greenpoint! And that’s not the only reason to celebrate. This week started out with some sweet news. On Monday, an MTA subway track inspector rescued that had wandered into the L tunnel. The hero, Edlin Cruz, caught up with the dog at Graham Avenue.

In other L-train news, Wired took a look at “The Dreamers of the L-Train Shutdown,” noting how the impending L-pocalypse has really spurred some quixotic creativity in New York, inspiring such proposals as gondolas, pontoon bridges, and inflatable bridges.

Meanwhile, the Village Voice asked, “Is the Rest of the Subway Ready for the L-Train Shutdown?” focusing on the impact that service changes will have on our beloved G train. For example, “No station illustrates the scale of the challenge, or raises questions about whether the MTA is doing enough to mitigate the impact of its own planned work, better than Court Square in Long Island City, where internal MTA documents warn that corridors could be “crush-loaded” once erstwhile L riders crowd onto the G.” Get ready for the crush, Greenpoint.  Continue reading

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Adopt a Dog This Saturday! (3/24)

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Local Long Island City organization Korean K9 Rescue, who are committed to ending the Korean dog meat trade and rescuing dogs from South Korean streets, is having a dog adoption event this Saturday March 24th at The Storefront (194 Irving Avenue). So if you’re in the market for a world traveled cutie pa-poochie, get thee to The Storefront (194 Irving Ave) from 12-4pm tomorrow March 24th. Many of the dogs have heart-wrenching stories of being scooped up after wandering the streets or rescued from dog meat farmers—and after making the journey from Korea to NYC they are waiting and ready for your love and affection!

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The Cutest Dogs at Brouwerij Lane Have Their Own Instagram Account

Brouwerij Lane pooch Walter, photo via Instagram
Meet totes adorbs Brouwerij Lane pooch Walter, photo via Instagram

We love dogs and we love beer, and at Greenpoint’s coolest combination shop/beer bar Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue), friendly visiting pooches have their own Instagram account! The shop has been around for almost 10 years, but the dog IG has only been up and running since last summer. Brouwerij Lane’s General Manager Kim Mercado says, “We have so many customers that bring their poochies in, including myself. I love dogs and just wanted to start the page to show those that love dogs and beer the awesome pups that come into the store every so often.”

And of course customers have loved the idea.  “We had someone recently come in and ask if their dog can get their photo taken and put on our page—pretty rad! They get treats and loads of attention as soon as they walk/strut into Brouwerij Lane. Our dogstomers are the best—now to start carrying doggy beers,” Kim says.

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TOMORROW: Reiki & Meditation at PS 9 Pets

Are you a dog lover? Do you also dig on self-care, wellness, and mindful practices? Well, here’s a great event for you and your best pooch. Tomorrow (2/18), PS 9 Pets  (169 North 9th Street) is hosting a reiki share and guided meditation for you and your furry friends. With the healing and impactful practice of reiki and the calming, clarity of meditation, you and and your dog can experience a mindful, deep, and restful journey together.

New to reiki and meditation? No worries, beginners are welcome. A $20 suggested donation gets you into the event and sets you up for a successful and peaceful practice for you and the pup in your life. Folks, space is limited, so RSVP with Esther at [email protected]

February 18th, 6-8 pm
PS 9 Pets
169 North 9th Street

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Biting Back: An Animal Art Charity Event This Weekend at A-Bar! (12/1-12-3)

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Last month, the Guggenheim was slated to show the piece ‘Dogs Who Cannot Touch Each Other,’ a video of a 2003 performance piece by Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, which featured eight American pit bulls trying to fight one another while restrained by harnesses. In response to complaints by animal rights activists and nearly a million signatures on a Change.org petition, the Guggenheim pulled the piece amidst “repeated threats of violence” and safety concerns.

This weekend, A Bar (597 Manhattan Ave) is playing host to a dog-themed art exhibit and charity event, organized by Biting Back NYC, which was founded by three local creative professionals. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Animal Haven Shelter.
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Dog Fashion in North Brooklyn!

Fall has finally arrived in New York and as happy as I am to break out my own over-sized sweaters and leggings, my favorite part of this season is seeing the dogs out and about in their sweaters and winter gear.  Of course, in North Brooklyn, our dogs are extraordinarily well-adorned. The smaller dogs are premiering the first of this season’s fashion and we are very excited by what we’re seeing so far. Whether rocking vintage sweaters or layering like professionals, these pooches have it all going on.

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This is Henry, a young and dashing Frenchie. At just 1 1/2 years old, we are impressed with his fashion sense and knowledge that plaid is totally in this fall.

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Sunday Snaps – Pups of Greenpoint

With dog parks in both McGolrick and McCarren Park, lots of canine-conscious businesses that leave water bowls out for pups, and many great dog owners, Greenpoint is a pretty sweet place to be a dog. In celebration of man’s best friend, this week’s photo story is on our noble four-legged friends, because without them, our days would definitely be a little longer!

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Snow is a female Westie mix. She loves the McGolrick dog park and is very playful!
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Meet Huey Lewis, who loves Transmitter Park and the power of love.
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Chewy is a mix. He can be a little bit of a grumpy old man, but he loves walks in McGolrick.
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Nina is a female rescue pup all the way from Georgia. She can entertain herself for hours chasing a ball.
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Haru is a year-old Pomeranian. Her name in Japanese means “little bit of sunshine”.
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Ari is a husky! She is sweet, strong willed and loves the outdoors. Transmitter Park is her favorite!
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Meet Olive. She’s a French Bulldog and she is definitely aware of how cute she is.
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Bazie is a Beagle. She LOVES smelling things.
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Lily is a seven year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves the McGolrick dog park.
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Eloise is a nine year old French Bulldog. She likes to sing along when her owner plays harmonica!

 

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Snitches is a seven year old rescue pup. According to his owner, he is “part deer, part squirrel, part everything.” He always walks in Transmitter Park as part of his routine!

 

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Adopt a Cat Sundays at Muddy Paws!


Muddy Paws hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Sunday!
Muddy Paws, a holistic pet supply store, hosts cat and kitten adoptions every Sunday from 2pm-6pm!

I should really get a pet. Surely the thought has crossed your mind. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to cuddle up and be lazy with? The dating scene in New York isn’t getting you anywhere. You’re tired of watching Stranger Things alone on the couch, curled up with a pint of Van Leeuwen. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone soft and furry to watch with you? Someone who returns your calls (meows)? Someone who doesn’t cancel dinner plans (the food dish is expected to be filled by 6pm sharp, or else)? Well, it’s time to give in to your urges and do some good. Consider adopting a kitty, many of whom have had rough starts in life and are all-too-ready to have a place to call home. Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm holistic pet store Muddy Paws (447 Graham Avenue) hosts a cat (and kitten!) adoption event.

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Here Are Some Adorable Animal Photos, Because Why Not?

On April 10, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals held an Adoptapalooza event in honor of the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary.

Held at Greenpoint’s own House of Vans, 300 dogs, cats, and bunnies were breaking all sorts of hearts (or possibly making them whole again for the people who came to adopt).

Aside from getting to squee 300 times over, attendees were treated to meet & greets with celebrity pets like Marnie the Dog, Mervin the Chihuahua, Chloe Kardoggian, and Ella Bean the Dog, plus food trucks, photo booths, and a film premiere for a documentary called “Second Chance Dogs.”

For your Thursday afternoon edification, here are some choice snaps.

Photo by Jessica Fejos
Photo by Jessica Fejos

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