- McCarren Park
Driggs Ave. at N. 12th St., Williamsburg
There are bigger and better-looking dog parks in the city, but if you’re looking to expand your own social circle and not just your canine’s, McCarren is rife with opportunities. The run’s small size works to your advantage, separating big-dog people from small-dog people (the better action is in the big-dog section, we’re told) and turning the triangular dirt field into a compact, if dusty, pickup place. “Let’s just say I’ve never gone there in my sweatpants,” says one patron. The logical next step after making a connection is a coffee date, which can be arranged right across the street at Urban Rustic.
Best Dog Run With a Singles Scene
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).