By Carol Tannenhauser
On Saturday morning, Jason Haber, a broker with Warburg Realty, was preparing to show the sixth-floor model apartment of a new condominium development at 207 West 75th Street, when a family of four came in to tell him that a goose was “stuck” on the second-floor back terrace of the building. They had seen it from their back terrace, around the corner. Upon investigation, the group found that “the goose had an injured leg as it was limping,” Jason explained in an email. So, he did what any savvy person would: took to Twitter.
— Jason Haber (@jasonhaber) February 16, 2019
Meanwhile, the family – the Gregoires – did what any caring Upper West Side family would: brought in food.
“Peas, soup, oatmeal and lentils,” Haber reported. “I then called Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and she immediately dropped everything she was doing to help. By way of background, I’m the male Democratic Party state committee member for the 67th assembly district (which is Linda’s district). I used to work for Scott Stringer and remain very active in local politics. Linda spoke to the 20th Precinct and they sent two cops over. At the same time, we were trying to get animal control (ACC) over, but they were backed up and didn’t know when they could arrive.
“NYPD came and then a team from emergency response services came later with special gear. They then loaded the goose into a crate and took it up to the Wild Bird Fund on 88th and Columbus. We’re not sure of the gender,” Haber said, “but we named the goose ‘Fred’ after the CEO of Warburg Realty, Fred Peters.”
Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin, of the 20th Precinct, tweeted his report:
Without feather ado- a sneak beak inside today’s #UWS goose rescue. @LindaBRosenthal alerted us of the wounded bird, & our cops were there in nest to no time & delivered the goose to @wildbirdfund. The goose was good & did not put us through the winger. No fowl play is suspected. pic.twitter.com/9ggQmmuE9F
— NYPD 20th Precinct (@NYPD20Pct) February 16, 2019