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14

Mar

Kvetchtown, USA: Mapping NYC’s most complain-y neighborhoodsThe Big Apple’s complaining culture gets its very own interactive website that spotlights the top issues (noise! vermin! dog poop!) reported within 42 different neighborhoods on a daily basis.

Kvetchtown, USA: Mapping NYC’s most complain-y neighborhoods
The Big Apple’s complaining culture gets its very own interactive website that spotlights the top issues (noise! vermin! dog poop!) reported within 42 different neighborhoods on a daily basis.

28

Feb

Architects get innovative for NYC’s stray cats
Feral felines will be moving into ‘purr-fect’ new pads designed by some of the city’s top architects

23

Dec

The cat and the businessman: 2 hurricane survivors take on life after Sandy togetherScared and skittish, Joy spent a year at the ASPCA offices learning to trust people, and now that she’s been adopted, she’s finally living up to her name.

The cat and the businessman: 2 hurricane survivors take on life after Sandy together
Scared and skittish, Joy spent a year at the ASPCA offices learning to trust people, and now that she’s been adopted, she’s finally living up to her name.

Feral cats hijack nativity scene in BrooklynIn their defense, the felines live in the Red Hook stable year-round, but these well-fed strays really ought to give baby Jesus some space.

Feral cats hijack nativity scene in Brooklyn
In their defense, the felines live in the Red Hook stable year-round, but these well-fed strays really ought to give baby Jesus some space.

treehugger:

Win! New York City bans Styrofoam

09

Dec

Snowy owls shot and killed at JFK airportThe Port Authority recently ordered workers at JFK International Airport to shoot and kill snowy owls spotted there. The agency issued the order after an owl flew into the engine of a plane on the New York airport’s tarmac last week. On Dec. 7, JFK workers shot 2 snowy owls with a shotgun.
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Snowy owls shot and killed at JFK airport
The Port Authority recently ordered workers at JFK International Airport to shoot and kill snowy owls spotted there.
 
The agency issued the order after an owl flew into the engine of a plane on the New York airport’s tarmac last week.
 
On Dec. 7, JFK workers shot 2 snowy owls with a shotgun.

Read more.

Freeze-resistant Asian ‘super roach’ arrives in New York CityThe Asian cockroach species that can survive in cold and snow has never been seen before in the United States.

Freeze-resistant Asian ‘super roach’ arrives in New York City
The Asian cockroach species that can survive in cold and snow has never been seen before in the United States.

20

Nov

New York named America’s most walkable citySan Francisco, Boston and Philly also earned high scores.

New York named America’s most walkable city
San Francisco, Boston and Philly also earned high scores.

30

Aug

Kittens rescued from New York subway tracksPower was cut to some tracks as rescuers tried to capture the 2 tiny kittens.

Kittens rescued from New York subway tracks
Power was cut to some tracks as rescuers tried to capture the 2 tiny kittens.

16

Aug

Floating umbrella orb attracts ducks, kayakers in New York CityHarvest Dome 2.0, a giant sphere made from discarded umbrellas, is now bobbing merrily along at Inwood Hill Park Inlet.

Floating umbrella orb attracts ducks, kayakers in New York City
Harvest Dome 2.0, a giant sphere made from discarded umbrellas, is now bobbing merrily along at Inwood Hill Park Inlet.