Jackson Heights’ first public dog park opens

Jackson Heights’ first public dog park opens

QUEENS, NY — The cut of a red ribbon marked the grand opening of the first public dog park in Jackson Heights Thursday. It comes after a surge of dog ownership in the neighborhood, according to officials. “We want everyone to be able to enjoy our wonderful greenspaces — those on two legs and four … Read more

A ‘World of Birds’ in the Bronx

A ‘World of Birds’ in the Bronx

On a recent visit to the Bronx Zoo’s “World of Birds” with Curator of Ornithology Chuck Cerbini, NY1 spotted some pied imperial pigeons inside one of the exhibits, which look a lot different than the pigeons — or rock doves, as they are known — that are typically seen in the five boroughs. Cerbini said … Read more

From high heat to bitter cold, birds can handle it all

From high heat to bitter cold, birds can handle it all

You may be surprised to learn that our backyard birds are quite hardy animals when it comes to enduring very hot and very cold conditions. What You Need To Know Not all migrate birds and this puts them in line for exposure to extreme heat or cold Birds have unique body processes for thermoregulation that … Read more

For the birds in Brooklyn

For the birds in Brooklyn

Artist Julie Peppito really went to town creating a super birdhouse that pays tribute to five American birds. “Some of them, their populations are in decline, and some of them are not, but I put them all together because if we don’t do something, they really all are in decline, and so are we,” Peppito … Read more