UWS Couple Sues Dog-Sitters for $1 Million After Bulldog Dies

July 14, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Percy Face 2.jpgAn Upper West Side couple is suing a dog kennel for allegedly allowing their 5-year-old French bulldog to die of heat exhaustion while he was in their care. Read More / Comment »


Raccoon Bites Woman in Central Park

July 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

Maybe the rabid raccoon epidemic isn’t over after all. About a month ago, a woman was sitting near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park when a raccoon came up behind her and bit her on the ankle Read More / Comment »


Rabid Raccoon Problem Appears to be Getting Better

July 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Rabid Raccoon Problem Appears to be Getting Better 

A rabies outbreak in Central Park that began last year has apparently begun to dissipate after the New York City Parks Department, the USDA and other agencies vaccinated hundreds of raccoons in New York’s parks. Read More / Comment »


Massive Dog Passes Out on the C Train

June 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

subway dogA tipster sent in this photo of a four-legged New Yorker trying to get some relief on the subway. The St. Bernard was chilling out on the uptown C train when this shot was snapped. The temperature topped 90 degrees for most of the afternoon Sunday — not a good day to be wearing a fur coat.

“An egregious violation of subway pet rules!” our tipster wrote.


87th Street Rat Problem Appears to be Spreading

June 10, 2010 by · Comments Off on 87th Street Rat Problem Appears to be Spreading 

ratsRats have seemingly taken over West 87th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, as residents say they have seen dozens scurrying about Read More / Comment »


Meet Victor, the Upper West Side’s Pigeon-Keeper

May 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Meet Victor, the Upper West Side’s Pigeon-Keeper 

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By Melissa Cooper
Outdoors columnist
Once upon a time, flocks of domestic pigeons ruled the skies over Manhattan, spiraling like tiny tornadoes above the rooftops of the Upper West Side and Harlem. But the area has changed and rooftop pigeon coops have Read More / Comment »


Sparrows Living Inside UWS Traffic Light

May 21, 2010 by · Comments Off on Sparrows Living Inside UWS Traffic Light 

birdsPut this in the “Only in New York” file. A family of sparrows has made a home inside a traffic signal on the Upper West Side, crawling in and out through a hole in the side of the signal Read More / Comment »


Rabies Update: More than 100 Rabid Raccoons Found, At Least 233 Vaccinated

April 30, 2010 by · Comments Off on Rabies Update: More than 100 Rabid Raccoons Found, At Least 233 Vaccinated 

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

Central Park raccoon, by D. Bruce Yolton.

By Melissa of Out walking the dog
On a bright, sunny day at the end of March, a white pickup truck with the letters USDA emblazoned across its side cruised slowly along the paths of Riverside Park. Read More / Comment »


UWS Dog-Walker Speaks Out: “This Thing Isn’t Mine”

April 19, 2010 by · 9 Comments 

dogwalking1Editor’s Note: Katie Barry writes an occasional column about being young and single on the Upper West Side.

By Katie Barry
I never thought I’d be in this place, but here I am: dog-walking. Read More / Comment »


City Council Gives Carriage Horses 5 Weeks Of R&R, Poo-Catchers

April 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

horseAnimal activists and many city residents have been calling for better treatment for Central Park’s carriage horses for years now. On Wednesday, the City Read More / Comment »


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