Few things get Upper West Siders as upset as the dog poo that discourteous canine owners leave on the sidewalk. Stepping in the crap can ruin your entire day and inspire all sorts of revenge fantasies (involving poo).
But one Upper West Sider has responded to the proliferation of poo with a positive campaign rather than rage.
The anonymous crusader has put up signs on 98th street that attempt to educate dog owners rather than criticize their messy ways.
A few weeks ago, Meg D’Incecco began to see the signs posted on trees on 98th. They had all sorts of positive and thought-provoking sayings on them like “What We Think, We Become,” which is a quote from the Buddha. Under the sayings is the phrase: “Please be a good neighbor and curb your dog.”
D’Incecco told us: “Each tree on W. 98 between Broadway and Amsterdam has a different, lovely quote and the inevitable reminder. As a dog owner I cringe at the fact that these reminders are necessary but I appreciate the way these are executed!”
Apparently, the sign-maker lives on 98th, but did not respond to our attempts to contact her through Meg.
See more of Meg’s photos below. If you are the Poo Buddha (you can come up with your own more dignified name and we will honor it) please contact us!