Nature NYC

May 2017

“Here, Max. Sit, Bella” — City Lists Most Popular Dog Names by Number, Neighborhood — See Lists & Map (New York City Patch, 5/5/17).

Parts of Westside Highway, Lower Manhattan Flooded in Heavy Rains — See Photos (New York City Patch, 5/5/17).

Andean Bear Cub, Born in Nov, Makes Debut at Queens Zoo — See Photo & Video (Queens Patch, 5/5/17).

Dog Whisperer Cesar Millán Speaks at Queens College May 6 — See Photo (Queens Patch, 5/4/17).

NYC Apt. Buildings Start Catering More to Dog Owners to Fill High-Price Units — See Photo (DNAInfo, 5/3/17).

NYC Woman Needs New Walker for 17-Year-Old African Tortoise, Henry — See Photos (New York City Patch, 5/2/17).

20 Nesting Pairs of Red-Tailed Hawks Produce Bumper Baby Crop in NYC — See Photos (East Village Patch, 5/2/17).

Report: More Deadly Superbug Infections in NYC than Rest of Country, Maybe Due to  Stricter Testing, Reporting — See Photo (Tribeca Patch, 5/1/17).

April 2017

Turtles Dying in Flushing Park, Experts Not Sure Why — See Photos & Video (Queens Patch, 4/27/17).

Reclaimed Jersey Landfill an Enticement and Danger to Bird Life — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/26/17).

• Young Minke Whale Washes Up in Bronx, Is Euthanized — See Video (WPIX 11, 4/23/17). Read more, see more video here and here.

Earth Day 2070-2017: What Has Changed / American Museum of Natural History

•  Earth Day NYC: Here’s What’s Going On (Curbed New York, 4/21/17). Learn more here, herehere, here and here. See photos and video of the NYC March here.

Study: Disconnect from Nature Makes It Harder for City-Dwellers to Adopt Earth-Friendly Ways (COSMOS, 4/21/17).

Report: NYC Air Getting Cleaner (New York City Patch, 4/21/17). Find the report here.

• In New Book, Former NYC Mayor, Sierra Club Exec Outline How to Make Fighting Climate Change a Profitable Win-Win (The New York Times, 4/19/17),

NYC Audubon to Count, Catalog, Encourage Green Roofs — See Photos (dnainfo, 4/19/17). Learn more about NYC Audubon here.

City: No Cars on Broadway from Time Square to Union Square on Earth Day (Gothamist, 4/13/17).

Brooklyn Botanical Garden Hopes Cherry Blossom Festival Will Be Well Timed — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/12/17).

NYU Red-Tailed Hawk Cam Up & Running — See Hawk Cam (DNA Info, 4/5/17).

• Humpback Washes Up in Rockaways — See Video (Queens Patch, 4/4/17). Read more, see more photos and video hereherehere and here.

Builder Applies Lessons from Superstorm Sandy to New Building in Chelsea — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/4/17).

1st Peregrine Egg of Season Spotted on Water Street Next — See Falcon Cam (New York City Patch, 4/1/17). Read more, see more Falcon Cam here.

March 2017

Floating Farm Coming to NYC — See Photo & Rendering (Bloomberg, 3/31/17).

Manmade Hills Will Help Protect Red Hook, Brooklyn from Next Superstorm — See Rendering (Gowanus Patch, 3/30/17).

What a Sight: Flamingos Over the Andes — See Photo (bioGraphic, 3/28/17).

Judge Invalidates Permit Allowing Construction of Diller Island Pier on Hudson River — See Photo (The New York Times, 3/23/17). Read more, see more photos here.

Bed-Stuy Resident Says Police Officer Shot Her Dog for No Reason — See Photo (Bed-Stuy Patch, 3/22/17).

Trump EPA Budget Cuts Could Slow, Stop Gowns Canal Cleanup — See Video (Gowanus Patch, 3/22/17).

Snow Storm Disrupts Woodcock Migration through NYC — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/17/17).

Good Samaritan Police Officers Save Duck from L Track in Brooklyn — See Photo & Video (Bushwick Patch, 3/17/17).

Raccoon Sits Out Snow Storm in Chase Bank in Forest Hills — See Photos (Forest Hills Patch, 3/16/17).

Miniature Ponies Break Loose on Staten Island during Snow Storm — See Photos (New York City Patch, 3/14/17).

Brooklyn Community Builds Own Solar Power Grid — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/13/17).

• Stores Along Brooklyn Waterfront Planning Walls to Protect against Future Storms — See Photos (The New York Times, 3/2/17).

February 2017

• NYC Before & After Creation of EPA — See Photos (The New York Times, 2/28/17).

High Friday Temps Break Records at Some NYC Locations, Not All (New York City Patch, 2/24/17).

Vegans of New York Hold Memorial Candlelight Vigil for Runaway Bull — See Photo (, 2/22/17). See more photos and video here.

Bull Escapes Queens Slaughterhouse, Gets Chased Down, Dies on Way to Sanctuary — See Photos & Video (New York City Patch, 2/22/17). Read more, see more photos and video here, here and here.

• Time to Listen, Watch for the Cardinal, Year-Round NYC Resident Whose Call Heralds Spring — See Photo (The New York Times, 2/14/17).

• 2 Bronx NY Residents Sickened, 1 Killed by Disease Carried in Rat Urine (The New York Times, 2/14/17). Read more, see photos here and here.

• Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Protected Turtles from Hong Kong Supplier — See Photo (The New York Times, 2/13/17).

• NYC Adopts New Sea-Level Rise Projections, Tweaks Flood Zone Maps — See Samples (, 2/9/17). Find the new maps here.

• NYC: Ground Zero for Invasive Species — See Photos (The New York Times, 2/8/17).

January 2017

• 3 New Dog Breeds Admitted to Westminster Competition — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/31/17).

•  NYC Owners of Illegal Pet Pigs Feel Unfairly Targeted — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/19/17).

• 70,000 Birds Killed to Prevent NYC-Area Plane Strikes, Strikes Still Up (The Huffington Post, 1/15/17).

• Study: U.S. East Coast’s Risk of Major Hurricane Hit Higher in Years of Low Hurricane Activity & Vice Versa (The New York Times, 1/4/17).