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Report: 300 Pigeons Abducted from Washington Square Park for ‘Live Shoots’

Last modified July 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

If you’ve noticed a lack of pigeons in and around Washington Square Park, you’re eyes haven’t deceived you. This past Tuesday, a mass pigeon abduction reportedly took place, and in broad daylight (approximately 3pm). This kind of thing has happened on and off over the last ten years; the end game is usually that they’re sold in Pennsylvania […]



Doughnut Plant Dough Disposal on Grand Street Upsets Neighbors

Posted March 11, 2015 at 9:05 am

Down on Grand Street, it’s always a dough day afternoon for the indigenous wildlife… As we’ve previously chronicled, the sloppy dumping methods of Doughnut Plant consistently incites a feeding frenzy with both pigeons (daytime) and rats (nighttime). This flock was busy pecking the sweet nourishment, providing fodder for all us photographers. This method of trashing the unwanted […]

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CitizenM Should Shovel Its Sidewalk and Rid the Daily Pigeon Feed on the Bowery

Last modified February 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

For decades, the empty lot at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey had housed four unique buildings. Including 185 Bowery, a century-old townhouse that the Landmarks Preservation Commission deemed unworthy of preservation; developers decaptitated the roof to ensure no landmarking. The row of buildings was demolished in the summer of 2012 so that CitizenM […]

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Fake pigeons, Photo: @sassafraslowrey

When Those Feral Pigeons You See in the Park Are Actually Sculptures

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

As city denizens, we’re pretty much hard-wired to hate ferral pigeons. Perptually in the way, shitting on shoulders, and nesting in the AC units. A nuisance. Some might say they’re rats with wings and shouldn’t be encouraged (i.e. fed). But tell that to Brooklyn resident Tina Trachtenburg – also known as the “Mother Pigeon.” The […]

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Jay Shells’ Metropolitan Etiquette Authority Says Don’t Feed the Pigeons

Last modified January 4, 2013 at 6:18 am

The signs are everywhere, yet people disobey. Don’t feed the pigeons!

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Neighbors Complain About Bowery Rat Feeder

Last modified November 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

Apparently, one eleven-year neighborhood veteran, dubbed “Rat Man,” doles out morsels of bread at 4 or 5 am nightly.

Early Edition: July 20

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Discarded Matzo Outside Streit’s on Rivington

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Outside the Streit’s Matzo factory at 148-154 Rivington Street the other night, four curbside dumpsters were topped off with unwanted matzos.  We were surprised that flocks of pigeons were not feasting on the discarded meal.

Pigeon Man in Washington Square Park

Posted December 17, 2009 at 6:16 am

Just the other day, this mustachioed man gracefully sat in the western quadrant of Washington Square Park, a flock of pigeons perched about his body. The image was definitely akin to the crazy old pigeon lady in Home Alone 2.