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Art Pigeon of Elizabeth Street Garden Stars in Next Season of HBO’s The Deuce

Last modified June 21, 2019 at 8:11 am

When both sides of the street are lined with 1970s gas-guzzlers, it could only mean one thing. HBO’s The Deuce is filming in the ‘hood. Viewers flocked to the first and second season of the Time Square series for a look at the seedier side of the city. Now that the show is transitioning into […]

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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 […]

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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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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.