This morning at 9:30 I was on the road in Prospect Park coming up from the Zoo towards Grand Army Plaza. I was going to take a short cut though the Long Meadow but it still had many off-leash dogs on it. I counted 30 dogs and only 5 were leashed. So I walked around. I am not going to make judgments about these dog owners but I do not want to be in the same area as off-leash dogs.The practice is called "cooping" and like most scandals involving NYC employees (corrupt cops, buildings department inspectors, restaurant inspectors), it runs in cycles. Sounds like this one's about due.
At the top of the hill there was a marked police car. I was trying to think of a way to get these officers to enforce the law without making them defensive.
However, I did not talk to them. The officer in the drivers seat was fast asleep (snoring) and the one in the passenger seat was busy on his Blackberry.
I guess that is why I had to walk the long way.
And we're not sure why you're not making judgments about the dog owners. It's not the dogs' fault that their owners are inconsiderate scofflaws.