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Critters of New York

Up All Night at the 9/11 Tribute in Light, Looking Out for Birds

September 11 can be an especially rough day for birds in New York City, thanks to the twin lights of the annual memorial.

September 12, 2023

My Horny Raccoon Roommate and Me

Why did a raccoon take up residence on my fire escape, and then begin masturbating?

September 5, 2023

Cat Fight

Altruism gone wrong in New York City’s cat rescue community.

June 22, 2023

Flying Squirrels? NYC’s Got ‘Em

And sometimes, they visit your fire escape.

May 29, 2023

John Painz Has to Help the Pigeons

He rescued his first pigeon during the pandemic. Now he does it full time.

March 7, 2023

One Step Behind the Coyotes of NYC

"That’s how you always see them. Running away. I’ve seen more coyote butts than coyote faces."

February 27, 2023

Many Birders Are Wondering: Will Flaco Fuck?

Flaco the owl is on a spectacular journey. Will it include intercourse?

February 24, 2023

An Ode to Herring, Once NYC’s Most Abundant Fish

Can the city's fabled herring runs return?

February 17, 2023