Monday, March 12, 2012
If at first, you don't succeed...
From the Daily News:
The Triumph of Civic Virtue, the controversial, crumbling statue that sits outside Queens Borough Hall, has evoked a lot of squawking over the years from critics and supporters.
But now, even people casually passing the monument at the corner of Queens Blvd. and Union Turnpike are getting an earful.
The city has installed an electronic device that emits piercing bird calls in an effort to keep pigeons from roosting on the statue.
The intermittent screeching has caught the attention of people walking through the busy intersection.
The city’s unflappable pigeons, however, appear to be unimpressed by the effort.
On a recent day, a handful of pigeons barely stirred from their perches on the statue as the squawks emanated from the box.