It seems Durkee Street is one of the most popular areas in downtown Plattsburgh for leaving behind dogshit. And on a hot summer day when it's fresh, there's the added bonus of that bow-wow bouquet hanging in the air.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Say hello to Plopsy The Pigeon. He's on display over the sidewalk where Broad Street meets Margaret. (That's not his head sticking out but his other end.) If you don't know the location, ask the school kids who walk by Plopsy's Perfect Perch every day.
Now some call Plopsy's kind "rats with wings." That's not nice. After all, Plopsy is adding to the general atmosphere of downtown with his decorative splats all over the sidewalk (or if you're really lucky, you'll be blessed on your head). Moms, take your kids to visit Plopsy; make a day of it. Your offspring can play Hopscotch Over The White Dots. Plenty of yuks, not yucks. And don't forget the educational value for young minds. You can talk about how the word guano comes via Spanish from the Quechua word wanu.
Plopsy is always busy, adding his cake decorations for all to enjoy. He doesn't even rest at night, as you can plainly see.
So say a big "Hello" to Plopsy. (Just make sure to wear safety goggles.)
[LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Not responsible for any diseases contracted by contact with pigeon droppings, including but not limited to: histoplasmosis, cryptococcosis, and psittacosis. ]
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Do you like pigeon shit clinging to your shoes? Better yet, how about receiving a plop on your head?
The empty building at 2 Margaret Street has been home for some pigeons who enjoy roosting and nesting on the Broad Street side. The mess they're making -- from the white streak down the side of the building to the pile on the sidewalk -- is obvious. An open vent should be covered with wire.
I contacted the Building Inspectors office over two weeks ago and today contacted them as a reminder. The building at 2 Margaret is up for sale or lease. Buyer beware. You might have to clean out the vents, disposing of pigeon shit and dead pigeons.
In case you think I'm overreacting, here's a look at the sidewalk mess:
Health hazard, eh?