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10.28.14 Kyle Koster

Fed up with the world and all its bullshit, a raccoon had his Michael Douglas in Falling Down moment in Queens. According to NBC New York, the animal climbed up to the top of a light post at Woodhaven Boulevard and 95th Street in Ozone Park and refused to come down. It’s exact demands were […]

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10.06.14 Marina Galperina

“I waved my arms and yelled at it but it just looked at me and wouldn’t leave,” Harlem resident Oscar Bleetstein tells DNAinfo. Raccoon sightings on West 119th Street have increased over the last few months. They’re “as big as small dogs” and aren’t afraid of humans. Locals have observed packs of raccoons “roaming the streets and sidewalks […]

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09.10.12 Andy Cush

Police raided a Crown Heights public housing project Friday and seized 13 animals, including alligators, tarantulas, and scorpions. Apparently, residents of the raided unit had been keeping something of an amateur zoo–in addition to the exotic animals, which also included pythons, bearded dragons, and a boa constrictor, the tenants had several large pit bulls. “There’s […]

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09.28.09 Will Sherman

They may not be the biggest or dirtiest, but New York’s rats are no less detestable. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of watching nature do its part to control the furry rodents in Prospect Park. A Red-tailed Hawk swooped down and plucked a rat out of Long Meadow, before shredding and devouring its […]

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09.11.09 Will Sherman

With captured creatures and their cadavers, photographer Amy Stein explores the human animal relations through constructed encounters inspired by true tales. Last night at Chelsea’s Clamp Art gallery, the photographer opened “Domesticated,” an exhibition of animals, both tame and wild, dealing with the impacts of human development around small town Pennsylvania. Stein’s environmental interplay is […]

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