Bronx Tops New York City for Dog Poop Complaints: Report

When it comes to the borough with the poopiest sidewalks, the Bronx really stepped in it. 

New York City's northernmost borough had the most dog poop-related 311 complaints in the city in 2015, according to apartment listing site RentHop. About 27.35 percent of the city's 2,600 dog poop complaints came out of the Bronx, despite only 10 percent of the city's registered dogs living there. 

Brooklyn and Queens were tied for second, with 27.12 percent of complaints, followed by Manhattan (11.61 percent) and Staten Island (6.78 percent). 

RentHop also broke down the neighborhoods with the biggest percentage increases and decreases in poop complaints from the first half of 2015 to the first half of 2016. 

Staten Island's New Dorp saw the sharpest increase in complaints through June, increasing from 0 in 2015 to 7  in 2016. Whitestone, Queens saw the biggest decrease, dropping 91 percent over the first half of the year.

Other neighborhoods that saw the biggest increases in poop complaints included the Bronx's West Concourse (900 percent), South Jamaica, Queens (267 percent); the Upper West Side (180 percent); and Bedford-Stuyvesant (133 percent). 

Neighborhoods that saw big decreases in complaints included Emerson Hill, Staten Island (89 percent); the Bronx's Harding Park (88 percent); Chelsea (80 percent); Union Square (80 percent); Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (64 percent); and Red Hook, Brooklyn (64 percent). 

If there's a silver lining to the problem, it's that dog owners are getting better about picking up after their pets or that other New Yorkers aren't getting so steamed over the piles. Complaints fell from 3,500 in 2010 to 2,600 in 2015. 

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