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December 4, 2016
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Pigeons Love Carroll Gardens

By Lisa M. Collins

Pigeons at Smith and Degraw street fly through the beautiful blue sky.
Photo by Joshua Kristal

Ever sat in Boco Lupo on Warren and Henry and looked out their huge glass windows to see a flock of birds making a swoop through the air, back and forth to their corner building there?
Pigeon racing in Brooklyn has been a longtime pass-time. The pigeons in these photos were at Degraw and Smith street.┬áHere’s a great video from the Brooklyn Review, sponsored by BRIC Arts | Media, on Youtube, about Brooklyn pigeon racing.
And read about a local longtime enthusiast from Carroll Gardens at South Brooklyn Net. Here’s a piece in The New Yorker about pigeon lover Mike Tyson, who’s got a new show on Animal Planet about the therapeutic practice of racing homer pigeons.

 

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