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Surprise, Surprise

Moral Dilemma

Two years ago, a Peregrine Falcon nest box was installed on The Century building at 25 Central Park West.  It was installed by the owners without permission of the Coop board on a landmarked building without a permit.  At the time, I thought it was outrageous that the owners of the apartment then cried foul, knowing full well that they had intentionally gone behind the back of the Coop, which at the time was having the facade repaired. The box was removed that year by the Coop.

So, I was upset today seeing what must be the same pair hanging out on both towers of The Century today.  The falcons certainly seem to be planning on using the same ledge a scrape this year.  I hope either the city DEP or state DEC can get involved and mediate a solution.  It would be great if this Peregrine Falcon pair could be supported somehow, while the regulations of both the Coop and city's building department are both respected.


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