Posted on February 23, 2010 with 1 Comment
On the northwest corner of 54th street and Fifth Avenue, pigeons are creating a pretty crappy situation. City pigeons have become such a problem the owners, managers, and members of the University Club, established in 1865, want to make a change. A pretty serious change in that, well, at least according to animal activists like New York Bird Club founder Anna Dove who says “It’s a shame they’re trying to get rid of all these pigeons…After the pigeons, they’ll want to get rid of the starlings, then the sparrows and the squirrels.”
The change that is desired is to install “full height bird netting to protect the architecture from the pigeon “poo”. This sort of change would have to be approved by the Landmarks Commission, because it deals with a “visual change to the exterior.” The net would be designed to keep the architecture safe and clean, along with the club members who have been heading to the dry cleaners for years due to the pigeons. It will be interesting to see who’s side the city Landmarks Commission decides on.
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The New York Post wrote first about this issue.