Monday, July 10, 2017

Dog about Town

The Dog Parker has arrived at the Jo, Brian & Joseph grocery store at Fifth & 12th. According to the Dog Parker website, the fee for use of a house is 20c a minute ($12 per hour) and a house can be used for up to 90 minutes, three hours max. per day. The membership fee is $25 per year. If you should lackadaisically leave your dog inside a Dog Parker house for more than 90 minutes, your dog will be removed to a boarding kennel, and you will be billed $200. The houses are, apparently, temperature controlled, and regularly cleaned.

Well, it's not for our dog.  But who knows, maybe it's catching on with those who need help with "doggie logistics?" The Dog Parker website's map indicates another house nearby, at Steve's C-Town, and plenty of others on the way. Two are coming to Bay Ridge, but the others, either currently installed or soon to arrive, are clustered farther north, in Park Slope above 9th, and in Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Bed-Stuy, Prospect Lefferts, Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, and Williamsburg.  No surprises with the target demographic here.

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