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Critters of New York

John Painz Has to Help the Pigeons

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

March 7, 2023
Critters of New York

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

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

Can the city's fabled herring runs return?

February 17, 2023
Critters of New York

The Bathtub Rat Came From Above

When airborn rodents thud into your place of naked vulnerability.

February 10, 2023
Critters of New York

How Feral Turkeys Took Staten Island

The turkeys have now outlasted three term-limited Council members, the Staten Island borough president, one governor, one mayor, one assemblymember, and two members of Congress involved with their removal. 

November 23, 2022

Meet the Prickly Pear, New York City’s Resilient Native Cactus

Naturally, the prickly pear's success in NYC depends on real estate: "It’s location, location, location."

November 5, 2022
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Is it Morally Defensible to Put Dogs in Halloween Costumes? A Brief Debate

Dog parents Molly Osberg and Max Rivlin-Nadler present their opposing views.