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What I Learned at NYC’s Rat Academy

“You’ve got to think of the sidewalk as a dining room."

Critters of New York

Small Claims NYC: Did This Bodega Cat Beat Up A Pit Bull Puppy?

“The cat is famous, a part of the neighborhood, a mascot,” one woman said of the alleged assailant.

Critters of New York

Behold This Fiercely Majestic Falcon and Its Embarrassingly Awkward Chick

Please enjoy these delightful photos and video taken atop the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

June 16, 2022
Critters of New York

Behold the Wild, Ancient Orgy Just Outside the Belt Parkway

For the past 450 million years, long before Robert Moses made plans to carve out a circumferential highway, these horseshoe crabs have been mating at Plumb Beach.

June 3, 2022
Critters of New York

Terrifying Tales From the Cockroach Files

Hell Gate readers share their most harrowing encounters with NYC's most enduring pest.

May 27, 2022
Critters of New York

POV: You Are a Rat In a Crowded Enclosure Full of Dogs

But, of course, if you airbrush the rat out, this is just a video of a beautiful dog ballet in Tompkins Square Park.

Critters of New York

What’s Your Worst NYC Cockroach Story?

Everyone's got a good New York City cockroach story. And as we swapped some across a bar table a few weeks ago, we remembered how much fun it is to hear them. So send some of yours our way!

May 13, 2022
Critters of New York

Mets Rat Is No Pizza Rat

We keep getting Churro Squirrels and Fondue Crows and now...Mets Rat.