Pigeon Guys Face Tough Times: ‘Who Has the Money? Who Has the Roof?’

On a cold, rainy evening in December, a terrified pigeon crash-landed onto a table in the outdoor seating area of a retro-themed bar in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn.

Circling overhead was a Cooper’s hawk that had accidentally dropped the bird and certainly wanted its dinner back. The bar owners kept the scene from turning gruesome by quickly covering the bloodied pigeon with napkins until the predator flew away.

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Joey Scott tending the 300 pigeons he keeps on his roof in Brooklyn. “It’s a lot of work,” he says.OK McCausland for The New York Times As New York’s working-class neighborhoods shrink, so does the space for keeping pigeons.

On a cold, rainy evening in December, a terrified pigeon crash-landed […]

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