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Sep 28, 2015

A Dog Run In Astoria? It’s Happening!

It’s a great time to be a dog owner in Astoria! We’ve already shared the scoop about a hip new doggie cafe, and now, even bigger news: Our local officials (…)

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Photo Courtesy of Melinda Katz

Photo Courtesy of Melinda Katz

It’s a great time to be a dog owner in Astoria! We’ve already shared the scoop about a hip new doggie cafe, and now, even bigger news: Our local officials recently announced that $1 Million is being allocated to build a dog run in our neighborhood after the project received community support in last April’s Participatory Budgeting vote.

The plan is to convert the Triboro Lot C under the RFK Bridge, which is currently empty, into a space for dogs to play safely. Council Member Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gathered a group of Astoria dog lovers together to share the exciting news that they will both be contributing $500,000 from their 2016 Fiscal Year budgets to the project.

From Constantinides: “Building a new dog run will bring great benefits to the entire community. This lot will be a designated place where dogs can play safely and share full enjoyment with their owners. I am especially proud to know that our residents selected this project through Participatory Budgeting and that the community showed support for it.”

Borough President Katz added: “In a borough of families, dogs are very much a part of many New York families’ lives. The Astoria Dog Park will become the newest public treasure in the neighborhood offering a safe environment for families to enjoy with their four-legged family members.”

Major props to the Astoria Dog Owners Association, Astoria Park Alliance, and Old Astoria Neighborhood Association, as they played a key role in rallying community support during the voting period. It’s incredible to see so many neighborhood folks coming together for a positive cause!

For more information, check out the official press release.

Are you pumped for the new hangout for our four-legged friends?

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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