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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Audra Dewalters answered:
Hi Meg,
I just responded to your inquiry about pools in Merrick. Yes, on the south shore, there are many pools and beaches available to you all over the place. Is that the deciding factor you are looking for, to find a home?
What other features are you looking for?
I can help you with the towns ammenities. You tell me what type of house you are looking for. Put the two together and you can find what you want for without stress. I attached a link for a free listingbook account. That will give you an idea what houses are available in the areas you mentioned.
Talk to you soon,
Call, text or email me
Audra
516-769-6319
audanded@aol.com
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Audra Dewalters answered:
Hi Meg,
Yes, there are town pools in Merrick. Are you looking to move there? I would be more than happy to provide you with any information you are looking for.
You can email, text, or call me.
Audra Dewalters
audanded@aol.com
516 769 6319
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Mon Aug 4, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
Please check with your zoning board in the area.
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Thu Jul 17, 2008
Karen Benvin Ransom answered:
Here is a wonderful guide for you. http://www.animal-link.org/riding.shtml
I learned to ride at Shannon Stables in Bedford Years ago, but that is not on the list - you may want to give them a call 234-9002. My daughter took lessons at Zephyr Farms in Mahopac, which is on the list. JT Farms is beautiful on Rt 35 in South Salem. There is another one in North Salem not on the list - if I think of it/drive by I will get back to you. There is one on the list that sounds very child friendly - offering parties and the like!
So, enjoy your experience - if you need me for anything else please give me a call or enjoy my website www.KarenFromKatonah.com which has a grerat deal of local information plus tons of photos! Also for Real Estate, please think of me as well!
All the Best,
Karen from Katonah
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Thu Jan 8, 2009
Cindy Schwall answered:
Adam -

The Pros are you have close access to take advantage of all the recreational facilitles Scarsdale has to offer. Also, it really depends on which park it is .....some have much more activity than others. As a Scarsdale resident with 3 children, the parks to me are great and I know which ones might be more of an issue to live near. The cons are obvious....noise from sports, cars parking around, fly balls, etc.... Feel free to contact me on my cell @ 914.672.6424 to discuss. I would love to help you find something - Scarsdale is a great place to live! ... more
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Wed Aug 29, 2007
Robin Lynch answered:
I know that Ward Acres Park in New Rochelle allows dogs to be off leash up until 10 AM daily. The park is located at Broadfield Road and Quaker Ridge Road. From Nov 15 until March 31 dogs can be off leash from 4 PM daily and from April 1 to Nov 14 they can run unleashed from 5 PM daily. There is a city permit required ($50 residents and $250 non-residents) and dogs must have their rabies shots.

Glen Island Park requires that dogs be leashed. You must pick up after your dog and dogs must stay out of the picnic areas.
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Sun Apr 13, 2008
The Hagley Group answered:
What specifically are you looking for? Real Estate? The link below may help.
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Sun Jul 8, 2007
Megan answered:
Hi Northern, have you checked out dogster.com? I put a link below that shows the search results for dog parks and other recreation activities. good luck!
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Fri Apr 10, 2015
Florida Mortgage Planner answered:
My experiences (they are limited) is that Central Park is safe as long as you are with someone. Traveling by yourself in any strange area is likely to draw attention and could lead to problems.

I spent many days in Central Park and never had an issue, even when alone, but I recommend a traveling companion as much as possible.
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Sal Cappi answered:
Carroll Park is central hub for the stroller set, and toddlers play in the large kiddie park, while older children play baseball, softball, basketball and hockey on the manicured courts. The older set play bocci and chess, or read a book in the shaded bench and table areas. There is also a dog run and lighted baseball stadium where the local youth and community leagues play. ... more
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Camille Logan answered:
Crown Heights sits close to Prospect Park and neighborhood residents are free to enjoy outdoor concerts in the summer, ice skating in the winter and, of course the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum. ... more
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Tue Jan 5, 2010
linda pontolillo answered:
In Coney Island we have Kaiser Park on Neptune Ave, which has a track, tennis courts playground etc., there is the Abe Stark ice skating rink on Surf Ave, & the Coney Island Amusement area ... more
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Anton Kaplenko answered:
Brooklyn is home to 35 major parks (over 10 acres in size), totaling over 3,683 acres of green-space. It's also the site of the 4,096-acre Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the largest such preserve that's fully contained within city limits. Marine Park, located in the namesake neighborhood on the southeast edge of Brooklyn, is the largest, with 798 acres (including the golf course). Leif Ericson Drive Park, wrapping around the ocean side of Bay Ridge, is a close 2nd, with 760 acres of space. The famous Prospect Park, situated between Park Slope and Crown Heights, although only 3rd in size (526 acres), offers a huge selection of activities and amenities, as well as being the site of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the main building of the Brooklyn Public Library, and several other cultural landmarks. A few blocks away, the Green-Wood Cemetery's 478 acres are criss-crossed by over 20 miles of walking paths surrounded by rolling hills and forest groves. The cemetery park's Gothic architecture attracts art and photography students from all over the city. Located between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, the Dyker Beach Park fills 216 acres of Brooklyn land with greenery and sports equipment, including a golf course famous for bringing the legend of Tiger Woods into existence. Ocean Parkway Malls, the green-space / historic district in the heart of south Brooklyn, presents several miles of landscaped walking paths running alongside the highway. Canarsie Beach Park fills the ocean side of Canarsie (far east side of Brooklyn), giving the local residents over 132 acres of pristine green space. Coney Island is home to the Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, a confluence of amusements, museums, entertainment venues, and the longest continuous wooden oceanside promenade in the United States - the Riegelmann Boardwalk. At the eastern edge of Coney Island, the Asser Levy Seaside Park & Aquarium offers refuge from the summer sun with its 22 acres of cool green shade, and a chance to see the wonders of marine life in the New York Aquarium. Across Coney Island Creek, the Dreier Offerman Park in Bensonhurst is spread out over 73 acres, including over 6,000 feet of oceanfront property. This is a review of only a few of the major parks in Brooklyn. As you can see, there are plenty of places to enjoy fresh air, take a walk along the ocean shore, play sports, and enjoy cultural events in Brooklyn. ... more
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