Saturday, November 28, 2009

On Union St Between 5th and 6

Actually in front of the "Union Hall" bar. I guess everyone coming out of the pub last night cleaned it up with their shoes.

Actually in front of the "Union Hall" bar

Friday, November 27, 2009

In front of the CitiBank on 7th Ave & President St

Looks like 2 different dog owners left their poop. Often vendors sell stuff in front of the bank. Notsomuch.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My letter to the Prospect Park Alliance (Update)

This morning at 8 am I met some friends at Grand Army Plaza to do some jogging in Prospect Park. Not wanting to get separated we decided to run on the paths around the fields. We stayed on the road past the Long Meadow. There were hundreds of off leash dogs there. It would have been impossible to jog around that path and it would have been imaprotate on our part. This was a place for off leash dogs, nothing else.

So we jogged over the the ball fields were dogs are not allowed. This was a problem, there were about 50 dogs on the ballfields and the paths that surround them. About half of them were off leash, many were on leashes that were well over 10 feet long.

There are ample signs about leashes and dogs on the ballfields, but so many dog owners thing the rules do not apply to them. Many dogs were running across the path with no owner is sight. Dogs were also allowed to defecate on the grass. Later children will play sports on that same grass.

Who is responsible for enforcing the leash law in Prospect Park?

Thank you in advance

Winston Smith

I got a responce

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Off-leash hours are from 5 – 9am and 9pm – 1am in the Long Meadow, Nethermead and Peninsula Meadow, so 8am is ok, but they should not be in the road itself (Center Drive) off-leash. In addition, dogs are not allowed on the ballfields themselves and must be on a leash 6’ or shorter during non off-leash hours.

I will forward your email to our Chief and Deputy Chief of Operations for Prospect Park and ask that this matter be looked into.

Thank you for your interest in Prospect Park.

Emails, phone calls and letters might get some enforcement.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I Love the New York Times

  1. Dear MadamBomb

    Regarding your childish comment: “If you don’t like it, get out.”

    Are you directing this toward the minority of dog owners who don’t like the law about cleaning up after their pets or who don’t like the leash laws?

    Or are you directing it at those people who don’t like people who allow their dogs to do those things?

    I am a dog owner, who loves my dog. But I love my 3-year-old child more. I should not have to worry about my child falling into dog feces and urine if he happens to stumble on the sidewalk.

    — cynthia
  2. 88. October 1, 2009 5:16 pm Link
    1. Mineva,

    In New York City, it’s the LAW, not etiquette, that your “curb your dog.” That means, your dog “does his business” in the street next to the curb. That way the machine that cleans the streets will clean up the litter. When your dog’s litter is on the sidewalk or against a tree or lamp post. A person has to handle it.

    1. — cynthia
  3. 89. October 1, 2009 6:10 pm Link

    Have others also noticed that when “responsible” dog owners “pick up” after their pets, a visible residue still remains? The “responsible dog owner” is a contradiction in terms in this environment.
    And practically no one at all CURBS their dog, as noted by cynthia. We have 30,000 police officers in NYC, but they have all apparently been instructed to ignore this type of lawlessness (if they ever venture out of their patrol cars). Extensible leashes should also be banned, and the ban enforced, since these are more than the 6 feet long specified by law.
    These laws were passed for a reason. Dog owners don’t like to be ‘inconvenienced’? Well, neither do non-dog owners, who are constantly subjected to owners’ inconsideration and selfishness. The cluelessness of these owners is absolutely incredible, as demonstrated by their comments here.

    — Frank


  1. ut expanding the off-leash hours rule into parks that currently don’t have designated 9-9 offleash areas? I think the off-leash policy is wonderful as it keeps our dogs exercised and socialized, and had improved park security as well as built community bonds.

    — Orrin Tilevitz
  2. 91. October 1, 2009 9:39 pm Link

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    @ #90

    The off-leash policy is restricted from 9pm to 9am so that REAL children can exercise and socialize in the open grassy areas of public parks.

    — Winston Smith

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

On the Long Meadow

There were no off-leash dogs, but one dog owner left his poop behind.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Near the Oriental Pavilion in Prospect Park

This guy just walked away when he finished grooming his dog.

Oh, what a cute dog.

Oh, what a mess you left in the park.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So What am I supposed to do.

I was walking to my house last night, about 9pm. Not many people around. On the corner this guy is training his dog. I don't know maybe he is teaching it right from left. It has nothing to do with me. It is a little dog, maybe a puppy or a puddle. Whatever.

There is no leash in sight.

I give the guy and his dog a much space as possible. I just want to get home.

As I turn the corner the dog jumps on my leg.

I shuck it off and the guy grabbed it and apologized.

What the Fuck. How did I know that thing was not gonna bit me.

If I woulda kicked it, I would have been the bad guy.

Can't this guy find some private place or go to off leach or something.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

On the set of Date Night in the middle of Prospect Park

I watched a women let her dog pee on this tarp that partially covered a piece of movie equipment. She stood still and allowed her dog to pee she just watched.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Next to the set of Boardwalk Empire

On Plaza St near the entrance to the IRT. The crew put tape around the poop. It is gonna stay there till it rains.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A bag of cat poop on the corner of 5th and Union

This pet owner walked out of their house with this a left it like 3 feet from a pail.

Who knows how many more appropriate places this could have been disposed of.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

On President near 8th

A bag of crap. Somebody went to the effort of putting the crap in a bag, but left it on the sidewalk. That I can't figure out.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

2 Poops along Washington Ave

The first was near Montgumary St. About 15 feet from the sign below. I know dogs can't read, but apparently somebody thought dog owners could.

The next poop is just outside of Dr Ronald McNair Park. I made a great effort to not photograph any of the children that were playing whiten feet of the poop, wich was about 5 feet from the sigh.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Two more poops

In front of the Garden of Union on Union St near 4th Ave.
And more in front of the Garden of Union. Looks like a "go to" spot for some dog owner
On Prospect Park West near 15th St

On President St, near 8th Ave

The photo was taken in the morning, it looks like it was there all night.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

On First Street Near 7th Ave (Next to PS 321)

Right outside the school. Even if the owner cleaned it up that would have been nasty. The smell would have gone into the windows.

Sunday, May 10, 2009