New Construction Manhattan Service Moment: Dogging It, Or How To Turn Your Manhattan Apartment Into A Pet-Friendly Apartment

Pet Friendly New York ApartmentsDogs: they're pretty great. So let it never be said that the New Construction Manhattan blog is afraid to take tough stances on the big issues. But as much as we at NCM love dogs -- skateboarding dogs are maybe extra good, but they're all pretty all right in our book -- we know well that Manhattan real estate is not always a pet-friendly zone. While we make a point to make note of pet-friendly condominiums in our Manhattan apartment listings, the fact remains that it can sometimes be difficult to get a dog past a fussy Manhattan co-op board. Given that no one wants to make the choice between the dog they love and the Manhattan apartment of their dreams, it's really the least we can do to offer you, the New Construction Manhattan Reader, a brief guide to getting your dog past a Manhattan co-op board.Or, rather, we offer you a link to a guide on getting your dog past your Manhattan co-op board. Your blogger is allergic, you see, so this is all academic to me. Also I'm terrified of my co-op board. So it's probably for the best that you rely on this instructive, amusing how-to column at Brick Underground for the real dog-related dirt. How detailed is it? Very. This detailed, in fact: "Items to include [when getting your dog vetted by your Manhattan co-op board]: a description of the breed; an “about me” page with your dog’s photo, personality, measurements and pedigree; letters of recommendation from the dog walker, groomer and a current neighbor; and a description of your dog’s daily routine. Um, and what should a letter of recommendation say? 'They should talk about how well-behaved the dog is—things like ‘great in the elevator with children and other dogs’ and ‘never hear the dog’ if it’s a direct neighbor,' says real estate broker Deanna Kory." Complete and detailed to the point of undeniable dorkiness? Oh, definitely. Instructive? Sure is. You're welcome, of course.

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