Editorial in today's Daily News:
A Queens councilman who hopes to run for mayor next year (Slogan: "The revolution starts ... now!") will have the full-throated support of New York's Quaker parrots.
The greenbirds are rallying behind Tony Avella because he plans to introduce legislation requiring the city to give taxpayer-funded relocation help when a contractor or utility has to disturb a nest.
Awk, Tony, awk!
Native to South America, the parrots found a home here a couple of decades ago. The flock of immigrants has done well. Roosts have disrupted electrical service and construction projects.
Avella would have the city move parrots to farms or to nests on platforms. Parrotnapping would, of course, be outlawed.
Awk, Tony, awk, awk!
If you are a human worried about foreclosure, or a homeowner whose property tax is about to jump, you might want to vote for someone more attuned to your interests.
Wow. First of all this has to be the most childishly written editorial in the history of the Daily News. Second, if they were paying attention, they would have realized that Councilman Tony Avella is one of the only council members who actually fights anything! Funny how the Daily News doesn't seem to have a problem with people here illegally causing problems, but the parrots gotta go. If you are a human worried about eminent domain abuse, term limits extensions, and congestion pricing, don't expect "New York's Hometown Paper" to write an editorial against them. Rather, they'll endorse these backwards Bloombergian concepts wholeheartedly and enlist Barbara Corcoran to give her blessing to your neighbor who wants to pave over his driveway illegally.
On the other hand, the Councilman consistently votes against these things and speaks out against them. Let's hear from Tony himself: Tony Responds to the Daily News