More Geese from NYC Parks Expected to be Killed in the Coming Weeks

More Geese from NYC Parks Expected to be Killed in the Coming Weeks

The geese saga continues as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced last week an expected round up of 700 to 800 Canada geese from parks in and around the city. The City, however, refuses to comment on when or where the roundup will

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

That’s right – the Prospect Park geese are making headlines once again! After huge protests and outcry from local residents about the city’s mass slaughter of geese at Prospect Park last summer, the Department of Environmental Protection has decided that instead

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Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

The Prospect Park geese are at the center of attention, yet again. A group of Brooklyn residents, business owners, and wildlife advocates have devised a program to stand guard over the Prospect Park geese at all hours of the day to prevent federal officials

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Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Prospect Park Geese

Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Prospect Park Geese

Councilmen Brad Lander and Steve Levin (D–Park Slope), are introducing new legislation to that would prevent another Prospect Park geese slaughter this summer.

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NYC Hires Biologist to ‘Manage’ Geese Population in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

NYC Hires Biologist to ‘Manage’ Geese Population in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

NYC Department of Sanitation is hiring a biologist from the United States Department of Agriculture, in an effort to track “wildlife hazards” of Canadian geese in NYC.

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Brooklyn Residents Gather to Protest Prospect Park Geese Gassing

Brooklyn Residents Gather to Protest Prospect Park Geese Gassing

Activists gathered outside of the Prospect Park Gala yesterday in protest of last year’s slaughter of hundreds of geese by federal agents.

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Records Show That Over 1,600 Protected Birds Were Killed by JFK Airport Contractors

Records Show That Over 1,600 Protected Birds Were Killed by JFK Airport Contractors

According to the airport’s own records, wildlife control contractors killed over 1,600 protected birds at JFK over the past five years. In order to ensure the safety of passengers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey does have permission to shoot

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Order to Shoot Snowy Owls on Sight at JFK Airport Sparks Public Outcry

Order to Shoot Snowy Owls on Sight at JFK Airport Sparks Public Outcry

Yesterday, animal lovers everywhere were outraged to hear that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had added the majestic snowy owl to its airport kill list. The Port Authority gave the order after a nesting owl was sucked into the engine of a plane

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Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum’s Amazing Maize Maze!

Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum’s Amazing Maize Maze!

The three acre corn maze evokes a day at the country fair complete with hay rides, pumpkin picking and fresh apple cider. Adults and children alike can get lost amidst the green topiary of maize. Participants are first prepped with a “Stalk Talk” by the

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is located in Pocantico Hills, New York, about 30 miles away from New York City. It may seem like a trek but there’s no shortage of eager folks willing to travel the distance – if you’re hoping to get a reservation on a weekend, be

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Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migrating Birds

Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migrating Birds

Last year, the Tribute of Light symbolically commemorated the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, but those same celestial beams caused flocks of migrating birds to become severely disoriented. Over 10,000 birds were drawn to the beams of light,

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Gowanus Lowline Winners Envision a More Sustainable Future for Brooklyn’s Toxic Canal

Gowanus Lowline Winners Envision a More Sustainable Future for Brooklyn’s Toxic Canal

The team of Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle and Brandon Specketer’s winning entry returns the area surrounding the canal back to the wetland estuary it was before the industrial takeover. By restoring plant life, the wetlands will act as a natural

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The Art of Farming: Sotheby’s to Auction Local Farm Heirloom Vegetables

The Art of Farming: Sotheby’s to Auction Local Farm Heirloom Vegetables

Next month on September 27, Sotheby’s will be auctioning off some heirlooms that are quite different from the ones they usually showcase: tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and other edibles from local New York City area farms! Called The Art of Farming, the event

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Biologists Studying NYC’s Interesting Impact on Urban Wildlife Evolution

Biologists Studying NYC’s Interesting Impact on Urban Wildlife Evolution

An unfortunate consequence of living in an urban environment is that city folk tend to forget about nature. But for a group of field biologists working with the city parks department, New York City offers some of the most interesting and diverse environmental

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours the Future Freshkills Park

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours the Future Freshkills Park

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic leachate from decomposing garbage. Capping of the East should be finished

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

The Manhattan skyline is still visible through the haze, but you’ll feel a world away when you’re standing in the middle of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is a peaceful natural habitat spread out over 9,155 acres and dozens of little islets, but

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