Updated 5:15 p.m.
After this blog broke the story of the netting and abduction of hundreds of pigeons at Washington Square Park around July 21st, other outlets followed. There likely would have been additional coverage, however, when initially contacted, the NYPD press office provided inaccurate information, telling reporters that no abduction happened. They later revised their statements. Some outlets pursued the story nonetheless, thankfully.
Witnesses to Mass Nettings at Park Sought
Additional witnesses are being sought to the netting and abduction which is believed to have taken place in multiple locations within and around the park. If you witnessed anything curious or disturbing related to the pigeons the week of July 20th, please contact me and also call or email 311.
Additional coverage Pigeon Abduction at Washington Square Park:
The Villager: Feathery Felony in park as perps net 200 pigeons
AM NY: 300 Pigeons Reported Missing from Washington Square Park — The publication asked: Is it safe out there for New York City pigeons?
One more addition:
WBAI Radio: Pigeons Kidnapped from Washington Square Park (I was interviewed by Mitchel Cohen.)
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Previously at Washington Square Park Blog: