The Majesty of A Hawk in Winter

Photographers caught amazing photos of hawks in Riverside and Central Parks in recent days. The first three, of a Cooper's Hawk in Riverside Park, were … Read the rest of this entry >>

Squirrel Answers Age-Old Question: How Does a Rodent Eat an Oreo Cookie?

A squirrel outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine binged Thursday on one of the great human inventions: an Oreo co … Read the rest of this entry >>

Westside Walker: Fido Rains on the Holiday Spirit

“Excuse me sir!” Nothing shocks you back to reality quite like a stranger shouting those three words at you, but, hey, maybe he’s got good … Read the rest of this entry >>

‘Good Dogs’ Lift Spirits on the UWS

At Atria 86, an independent and assisted living apartment building for seniors on West 86th Street, residents spend … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Bird Bulletin: Giving Thanks for the Mandarin Duck and My Fellow Birders

On October 10, 2018, I heard the first reports of an exotic duck in my backyard thanks to a tweet from Manhattan Bird A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Housecat Slips Out of Garden on 86th

We received the following notice from a reader on Friday night about her cat Cheddar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Avocado Squirrel is the Upper West Side’s New Rodent Spokesmodel

Pizza Rat was a hero to New Yorkers, but pizza rat now lives in Hoboken after writing one of those sad "Why I Left New York" columns. In his … Read the rest of this entry >>

Residents are Barking Mad at Doggie Daycare; ‘Essentially We Are Living Over a Dog Farm’

Dogs are barking, people are yelling and neighbors are complaining in an ongoing battle between residents and SPOT Canine … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wayward Ducklings Guided to Safety

A mama duck was having some problems with her GPS on Saturday and nearly guided the family onto Riverside D … Read the rest of this entry >>

Raccoons Live All Around Us; How to Make Sure it Doesn’t Get ‘Rocky’

A class of small, chattering children was walking in the West 80s, just off Central Park West, one recent afternoon, when the te … Read the rest of this entry >>

It’s Peak Bird-Watching Season in Central Park; Birding Bob and the Gang Are Soaring

Adrenaline is running high among amateur ornithologists as dozens of species of migratory birds make their annual pit stops in Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

Harbor Seal Spotted on the Bank of the Hudson River at 90th Street

A Harbor Seal was spotted near 90th Street on the rocks next to the Hudson River on Thursday. Jane Kenney, who took the photo above, told us the seal appeared to be … Read the rest of this entry >>

New Team Member Brings Paws-itive Vibes to Local Hardware Store

Steven Stark, the owner of Beacon Hardware on Amsterdam Avenue and 78th Street just added a new member to his team -- a four-month-old puppy named D … Read the rest of this entry >>

Dog Left Outside Magnolia Bakery Taken to Animal Control

The dog shown above was found tied up outside Magnolia Bakery on Columbus Avenue and 69th Street on Saturday night and handed … Read the rest of this entry >>

Leptospirosis Spread by Rats is Infecting Dogs on Upper West Side, Veterinarian Says

A local vet is raising awareness about a bacterial disease called Leptospirosis, which has been spreading and infecting dogs on the Upper West S … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photo of the Day: Majestic Bird on a Railing

A hawk stopped by Karen Luerssen's porch at Lincoln Towers on Wednesday, and spent some time surveying the area, she … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bull Moose Dog Run Up for Renovation; Special Focus on ‘Ponds’ and Small Dogs

A popular dog run is expected to get an upgrade that will keep massive puddles from forming when it rains, and create a new protected area for small … Read the rest of this entry >>

Is This Your Cat, Roaming Around Near Fairway?

This cat has been roaming around the buildings near the Fairway on 74th and Broadway for the past few days, a neighbor tell … Read the rest of this entry >>

Mom Speaks Out About ‘Hissing’ Raccoon’s Intrusion Into Her 8th Floor Apartment

Roxanna Sherwood was at work on Tuesday morning when she got this t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Puppies From Destroyed Puerto Rican Shelter are on the UWS, And You Should Probably Adopt One

Dogs flown to the mainland United States from a destroyed animal shelter in Puerto Rico are now on the Upper West Side, and looking for new h … Read the rest of this entry >>