Love the ingenuity of urban wildlife…
New York City’s wildlife sometimes hit the real estate jackpot. Yes, while many humans can no longer afford to live in Manhattan, the birds and raccoons are doing just fine. Many even enjoy sunset views like this one over the Hudson River.
Some animals prefer traditional pre-war living environments in which to raise their families.
Others enjoy a more modern situation. Some sparrows prefer the bustle of Mondrian-inspired scaffolding. (Sadly, the birds are not visible in this photo.)
Others find that modern materials can be used to create a cozy, neighborly feel.
And for the lucky elite, luxury urban dwellings abound. The beautifully detailed statues adorning the entry way to the Synod House at St John the Divine provide temporary housing for generations of house sparrows.
Look for the nests.
And for private living with sweeping city views, the red-tailed hawks of St. John’s have it made.