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Critters of New York

Political Neophyte Trounces Adams and Cuomo in New Poll Ahead of 2025 Election

One important name has gone unmentioned in recent polls—until Hell Gate stepped into the arena.

January 5, 2024

The River Hag of Newtown Creek

Greenpoint resident Karolina Zaniesienko has spent the past year fishing the polluted creek—and has created a living diorama of what she's found in a fish tank in her living room.

December 14, 2023

New Yorkers Want Their Beach Access. NYC’s Only Endangered Species Just Wants to Survive

Piping plovers in the Rockaways are struggling to recover, in large part due to human activity.

September 27, 2023

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