Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Pale Male Update:
Sometime 'soon' (hopefully today!) there will be a meeting between the board of 927 5th, representatives from the Audobon Society and an architect. The architect will apparently be the one to say whether the spikes that Pale Male needs to rebuild his nest will be replaced. NYTimes update here>

Here is the email I received from the NYC Audubon Society last night:

Dear Friends of Pale Male,

Thank you for speaking out on behalf of Pale Male and all wildlife in NYC. We have received over 700 emails and have held incredibly attended vigils in front of the building. The public pressure is working.

NYC Audubon will meet with the Co-op Board Chair of 927 5th Ave., Brown Harris Stevens, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and representatives from NY State DEC in order to find a solution that satisfies NYC Audubon_s demands as well as the buildings_ health and safety concerns.

NYC Audubon is committed to enabling Pale Male to return to his nesting site of over 10 years and requests that the anti- pigeon spikes be returned to the window ledge.

Until this matter is resolved, peaceful vigils will be held opposite the building to show our support for a speedy and just resolution.

Please continue to visit our website at www.nycaudubon.org for updates.

Thank you,

NYC Audubon

My opinion is that they are going to try to stall on these meetings until the protesters get tired of protesting and Pale Male gives up and goes somewhere else to build his nest. He's been spotted on the roof of the Carlyle Hotel, don't you know, a few blocks away. The Daily News quoted manager James Mc Bride, "He's very welcome, but has yet to order room service."

If you don't know anything about Pale Male, set your dvr for tonight as WNET/Thirteen will be airing the documentary made last year about him.

You don't have to be a New York City resident to sign the petition so if you haven't done so yet, please do.

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