Category Archives: Wildlife

Letter: New anglers on esplanade are a problem

Letter to the Editor June 6, 2013, By B. Rosen I would like to address the arrival of fisherman now using the Esplanade between Liberty Street and the South Cove. That strip of the esplanade between those two locations is home to … Continue reading

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Animal cruelty cases fall between the cracks in NYC

January 20, 2014- The Post reports, “Animal-cruelty cases are being brushed aside because neither the ASPCA nor NYPD is taking the reins on enforcement. The ASPCA laid off its law-enforcement investigators last month after announcing the NYPD was taking over … Continue reading

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Young Tribecan takes on SeaWorld

January 12, 2014- The Post reports, “She’s SeaWorld’s worst nightmare — and she’s only 12. Rose McCoy of Tribeca has stood up for animal rights since the first grade — rescuing chicks from a school study and last year protesting … Continue reading

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Eagle POV

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Scott Stringer opposes fracking in Upstate NY

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer discusses his “Kill the Drill” campaign to not allow near New York City’s source of water in Upstate NY a water-polluting method of drilling natural gas called hydro-fracture drilling.

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Zelda the Turkey might become a Butterball soon

August 17, 2013- Staten Islands news sources are reporting that the USDA is rounding up the aggressive flock of turkeys  for slaughter. These are the same birds that migrate the few miles and land in Battery Park, mistakenly known as … Continue reading

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Zelda the resident turkey is a myth

September 17, 2012 The local advertising flier The Broadsheet has a photo today of a turkey on the grounds of BPC and once again labels it as the singular “Zelda the resident turkey”. This is an urban myth. As BatteryPark.TV … Continue reading

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Zelda the Turkey

August 3, 2013- Although a singular “Zelda” is an urban myth, and in fact there is a large population of turkey on Staten Island and some fly to Battery Park, we will call this one Zelda nevertheless. A viewer, Lee … Continue reading

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The Urban Farm

Warrie Price, President and Founder of the Battery Conservancy, gives Liz Conner a tour of the new Urban Farm growing vegetables

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Commendable effort by PEP and marina staff to save stranded ducklings

July 14, 2013- Today, a batch of newly hatched mallard ducklings were led by the mother into the waters of the North Cove Marina, instinctively thinking it was safe. However, the vertical concrete walls make the waters a death trap … Continue reading

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Shark!

There are sharks in Battery Park City, literally not metaphorically. An angler on the esplanade caught this small sand shark on Sunday, November 22. The fisherman spoke only Chinese and we were unable to get his name or any information. … Continue reading

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There is no water in the Waterfall Pond

June 4, 2013- The beloved Waterfall Pond (AKA Duck Pond) is once again suffering from neglect under the care of Tess Huxley, Director of the Parks Conservancy. The water pumps that power the waterfall are still deactivated, and no one … Continue reading

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Any ornithologists out there?

May 22, 2013- This is another tropical finch of some sort, that is migrating farther north thanks to global warming and shorter winters. If you know the species, please comment. Below, a regular finch playing in the sand.    

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Any ornithologists out there?

What type of bird is this? “Jeanne” wrote: “Young male Summer Tanager songbird. About a year old. Will be a a brilliant red when an adult. Migrates in Spring. Winters in Central America , even South America & Caribbean. Migrates … Continue reading

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Pigeon ducks

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Go Fish

Liz Conner interviews the founders of the Go Fish program along the esplanade discuss how the program raises awareness of the importance to keep the Hudson River clean, and how the river has rebounded since it was proclaimed “Dead” by … Continue reading

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NYU hawk hatches

A hawk’s nest outside the window of NYU’s President Saxton hatched on Saturday. Hawks are all over Manhattan it seems, ranging from te Upper east Side, to Alphabet City, and NYU.

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Polar ducks

March 9, 2013 The ducklings we helped raise over the last few years keep piling up because they refuse to migrate south, even when there is ice and snow on the ground. It’s a new bizarre breed of polar mallard. … Continue reading

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Dogs of the Week

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The Waterfall Duck Pond in August

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Duck pond update

September 21, 2012 For the bird watchers and duck aficionados, the duck pond has some Fall changes taking place. The male mallards are back in full color plumage, and there are now more than 25 ducks floating about as newcomers … Continue reading

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Why did the duck cross the road?

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BatteryPark.TV improves the environment

July 14, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Battery Park is the greenest neighborhood in Manhattan in terms of energy efficient apartment buildings and well kept parks. It attracts residents with young kids for that reason. Also, environmentally active A-list celebrities, … Continue reading

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Dogs of the Week

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Dogs of the Month

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The ducklings of BPC 2012

Update August 17, 2012 Update August 11, 2012 Update: August 1, 2012 Updated July 14, 2012 Update July 8, 2012 Update June 28, 2012 Click images for full screen   Update June 20, 2012 Update: May 11, 2012 In full … Continue reading

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Wagner Park in bloom

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Photos of the Week

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Mystery solved: What happened to the ducklings of 2011?

August 3, 2011 BatteryPark.TV previously reported that two different nests of mallard ducklings met their demise this year: one was due to human error, the other was a mystery. We have learned that the five ducklings which briefly lived in … Continue reading

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Canines of BPC

Shoot us an email if you would like to have your dog or pet featured Liz Conner features residents nearby who own dogs.

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Viva la ducklings!

 May 6, 2012 In a surprise to those who follow the wildlife in BPC, the ducklings have returned this year, six of them. There was no indication of nesting to most of the PEP and park staff interviewed. The next … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Whole Foods not assisting a trapped bird in the store

Hi Dr. Greer: Love your website…adds some “fire” to BPC. You have always taken an interest in dog owners and their pets, the Koi, and Ducklings.  This problem I think you will appreciate – and I hope you can help. … Continue reading

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Very tame city ducks

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Duck and Dog coexist

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How to handle harassing town car solicitations on Vesey Street

February 10, 2012 By Steven Greer On any given busy work day, anyone wearing business casual or a suit, trying to cross Vesey Street from the WFC to the Goldman Sachs alley, will be harassed by numerous town car drivers … Continue reading

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Did the Parks Conservancy intentionally raise the pond level that killed the ducklings?

November 18, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD Viewers will recall our previous stories from the spring following the fate of this years’ mallard duck hatchlings. A “mystery man” “Wildlife expert” had been taking the newly hatched ducks into his BPC … Continue reading

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PEP promptly deal with OccupyWallStreet graffiti

October 18, 2011 A man in his 20′s from the OccupyWallStreet Zuccotti Park migrated over to the sidewalk by the West Thames Park grass field today. He wrote in chalk large protest messages. He was overheard saying that he was … Continue reading

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A squirrel and his….

David Letterman’s writers would have fun with this photo of a chubby squirrel eating a peanut on the lawn of Wagner Park. Email us if you have photos of your own that you would like to post.

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Detecting nuclear fallout from Japan and elsewhere

July 18, 2011 Clifford Mitchell, MD of the State of Maryland health department discusses how they measure nuclear fallout, as well as how the federal government has an independent system run by the EPA. – Which isotopes are the most … Continue reading

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Who killed the ducklings of Teardrop Park?

June 7, 2011 By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has learned that a mallard duck nest in Teardrop Park, that hatched into at least 10 ducklings, all drowned in the waterfall pond approximately two weeks ago. According to park sources, a … Continue reading

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