The other day, my neighbor brought me this dead bird. This tiny warbler was killed after crashing into a glass window that it couldn’t see. Over the last 8 years, over a half million songbirds have died needlessly in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken the first steps in endorsing for the voluntary lights out program and by his ambitious PLANYC2030. Much more work needs to be done. NYC lags behind Chicago and San Francisco in making a bird-friendly city.
Yes, Glenn. Bloomberg's DOB is really doing a lot about this. So is city planning. Just take a look at this great project in the Village:
Hey Bloomie, instead of giving developers tax breaks for phony affordable housing promises, how about giving them incentives to build towers that don't kill birds and trees? Then I could almost convince myself that you actually cared. Want to promote "green" building? Start with the basics.
That goose policy of his is also very animal-friendly!
Photo from Curbed.