It shouldn’t happen to a dog.
A swank apartment building in Downtown Brooklyn had to shut its dog run because homeless people put into the hotel next door by the city have been tossing bottles into the private park, The Post has learned.
Residents of the pet-friendly AVA DoBro got an email from management alerting them that the refuse raining down from the windows of the Aloft New York Brooklyn meant their pooches would need a new place to pal around.
“We have received concerning news that there are bottles being thrown from another building and that some have landed in the Dog Run,” the Monday message said.
“The police have been called and we have been in touch with the hotel, but as a safety measure we are closing the dog park until further notice.”
The Aloft is among an increasing number of hotels that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is using to help decrease the population in the city’s homeless shelters to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The policy has infuriated Big Apple residents and business owners who’ve had to deal with rampant loitering, harassment, drug use, public urination and even worse.
Dog owners in the AVA DoBro — where the average rent is more than $3,500 a month, according to the StreetEasy Web site — were barking mad that their new neighbors had forced the closure of their third-floor, rooftop run.
“I was kind of confused at first. I mean, why would anyone do that?” Tom Hale, 24, said Tuesday.
“They can see that dogs play there. It’s not an empty area.”
Hale said he took his 8-month-old Spaniel mix, Lulu, to the run “three times a day, at least, to go run around and play with other dogs” and was “glad that we weren’t outside when anything was crashing down.”
“I love people without homes getting a place to stay, but as a general rule, you shouldn’t be throwing glass on other people’s property,” he said.
Another tenant, Jennyrose Halupka, 30, said she preferred taking her dog, Walnut, to the run because “the streets are riddled with debris and garbage.”
“I don’t like to take my dog out there because I don’t want him to eat anything off the ground,” she said.
Halupka also said that Walnut, a 1-year-old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix, required a lot of exercise and that she didn’t “feel safe” taking him out at night.
“They told me this breed had a lot of energy and needed a lot of attention, but I didn’t know how much energy and attention they meant,” she said.
“So the dog run is very helpful.”
A worker at the Aloft who identified himself as the shift supervisor took a message for the hotel manager, who didn’t return a request for comment.
But the worker, who gave his name as “Robinson,” suggested the homeless residents weren’t behind the bottle throwing.
“To my understating it’s not us,” he said.
“Anything that goes wrong will be blamed on us because we’re here.”
A spokeswoman for the city Department of Homeless Services, Arianna Fishman, said, “As members of the community, we and our clients intend to be good neighbors, and it is stigmatizing and unfair to attribute all challenges in the city to those experiencing homelessness.”
Additional reporting by Elizabeth Rosner