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Schenectady is a depressed-but-slowly-recovering city in upstate New York near Albany with a notoriously dysfunctional police department. Hopefully soon it will also be known for its dog mayor. A 13-year-old mutt named Diamond entered the mayoral race this week. Her candidacy was announced by her campaign manager Kathy Fitzmaurice, who filed on her behalf because […]

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Alright, so, yeah…a guy named Jon Crow who lives in Park Slope (of course, right?) was tired of dogs peeing on his block’s trees and flowers, so he got some kiddie pools and plastic sleds, filled them up with sod, and put them out on the street for dogs to pee and poop on. Crow […]

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In the hierarchy of New York real estate, somewhere between the slumlords and the moguls (who are sometimes the same), lie the shadowy figures who sit on Co-Op boards, controlling who gets to live in a building based on a mysterious set of criteria that can easily veer into discrimination. One such board, which oversees […]

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A bill passed in the New York State Senate on Wednesday that would allow canine dining companions at restaurants with outdoor seating, the New York Post reports. The way the law currently stands, a restaurant that serves food near pets risks losing its operating license, but people with dogs often still sit at sidewalk or […]

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Last month, a startup called Party NYC launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a product called Disco Dog, an LED-light-equipped vest for dogs. It seemed very silly. Now, DNAInfo reports, it’s very successful: with a little more than two days left in the campaign, the project has raised more than $5000 over its goal. […]

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A German sociologist who probably doesn’t get along with his neighbors made a pet project out of studying the habits of dog walkers to determine why some people don’t clean up after their dogs. In a study published in the journal Environmental Sociology, too-perfectly-named professor Matthias Gross observed folks walking their dogs in public places […]

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A young man punched an old man in the face for having a “pussy dog,” not pit bulls like his, according to DNAinfo. On March 17, a 65-year-old man was walking his dog on Grand Street near Graham Avenue when a 20-year-old man approached him wanting to pet his dog. At some point, the younger […]

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A gray and white cat turned himself in on his own recognizance to the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights yesterday, DNAinfo reports. Officers took to Twitter to try to find his owner after the cat waltzed into the building like he owns the place. “This cat walked into the 34 Pct today. Officer Andrea DiNella […]

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If you have a shitty dog that no one pays attention to when you’re walking around, or you have a cool dog that you want to draw even more attention to…or you’re a tech industry dingbat who wants everyone to know how much you love wearable technology…OR you like spending way too much money on […]

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Last month, the American Kennel Club released findings of the most beloved dog breeds in NYC. But what about the pets that don’t find a home in the city? ANIMAL looked at data from NYC Animal Care & Control spanning from 2010 to 2014 and found some interesting things. The good news first: rates of […]

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