Updated: Dog Runs Will Reopen ‘Sometime This Week’; Here’s Where to Find Them on the UWS

Some readers went to the 87th Street Dog Run in Riverside Park on Monday morning, June 6th — the start of Phase 3, when dog runs and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Orphaned Ducklings Learning to be Ducks in UWS Apartment

The five Mallard ducklings who lost their mother in a snapping turtle attack last Wednesday in the pool at the northwest corner of Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Getting the Weekend Started Early

A section of West End Avenue has been closed to traffic and two neighbors took advantage of the change to set up a pool in the middle of the block on Fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mother’s Day Miracle: A Surprise ‘Corona Baby’ Brightens One Family’s Quarantine

Motherhood isn't all kittens and rainbows, but sometimes it is! One local family got a big surprise after their daughter brought home a foster cat to … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend Column: How Did Coyotes Get To Central Park And What Do Wolves Have To Do With It?

Humans may be stuck inside today, but coyotes are still roaming around. In fact, there have been several coyote sightings in Central Park in recent mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lonesome Coyote Spotted Again in Central Park, Serves as Muse to Another Inspired Writer

David Garden was walking through Central Park when he spotted a coyote -- likely the same one that has been living there for the past year. Perhaps because this coyote is … Read the rest of this entry >>

After Bronx Zoo Tiger Gets Covid-19, Government Issues More Info on Animal Contagion

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for Covid-19, raising new concerns about whether animals can indeed get the disease. Lions at th … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rangers Search for Rare Duck Gagging on Plastic Ring in Central Park

A rare duck known as a common merganser was spotted last week in Central Park with a plastic ring in its mouth that was keeping the duck from ea … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wayward Chicken Rescued from Riverside Park, Sent to Sanctuary

A chicken that crossed the road to Riverside Park last month is off to a more hospitable home, the Wild Bird Fund said on Satu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Coyote ‘Acted Like a Puppy’ In Late-Night Encounter

The Central Park coyote, first identified on West Side Rag in November, has been getting a lot of press lately after the NYPD warned people this week to steer clear of the wild an … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hawk Keeps Coming Back to the Same Central Park West Porch

A hawk keeps coming back to Jennifer Johnston Stern's porch on 97th Street and Central Park West, just casually hanging out on the wooden railin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pet-Spotting: Chicken on a Leash Takes a Walk in Central Park

We have seen a horse at Starbucks and a parrot perched on a table at Pier I Cafe. But a few days ago, a new animal strutted into view -- Sammi the Chicken, … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Horse Walked Into an Upper West Side Starbucks and ‘People Actually Looked Up From Their Devices for a Few Seconds’

More than a hundred years ago, horses could stop at watering holes all over the Upper West Side. These days, equines need more modern refreshments, like mocha grande frappa-pumpkin spice latt … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Upper West Siders Make a Habit of Blessing Their Animals At St. Francis Celebrations

Throughout the weekend, Upper West Siders celebrated the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, with blessings and pet-centric ser … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cat Stuck In Tree on 89th Street for Several Days, Evading Capture and Police; Dog May Be to Blame

A tuxedo cat has been stuck in a tree on 89th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam for at least three days -- and possibly … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Not Just Beavers; Rising Number of Coyotes and a Copperhead Snake (!) Spotted in the Neighborhood This Year

The arrival of a beaver in the Hudson River off of Manhattan's shore turned heads this month. But it’s not the only wild animal that’s made its way to our area this su … Read the rest of this entry >>

Beaver Frolics in the Hudson Outside Former Trump Buildings

A beaver swam in the Hudson River on Monday morning around West 71st Street, a happy sight that would have been unthinkable just over a decade ago. Ralph … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Neighborhood Naturalists See the Wild Side of the West Side; Join Them

Woodcocks, coyotes, snow scorpionflies, and Adriaen van der Donck were but a few of the bold-faced names mentioned at a recent gathering of the Upper West Side Neighborhood Natura … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Penny Was In the Right Place at the Right Time

Mom adopted me from Animal Lighthouse Rescue in June 2018. At the time, I was living with a wonderful foster p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pupper West Side: Duke Loves Jazz and His Special Spot in Central Park

There’s a particular corner near the Pinetum in Central Park with a hot dog stand that I enjoy visi … Read the rest of this entry >>

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