The Treehouse + The Cave

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Monday, January 31, 2005

The Pigeon Wars

Brooklyn Pigeons

I don't know how I missed Pitchaya Sudbanthad's excellent story about the culture of pigeon keeping in Brooklyn that ran in The Morning News back in August. If you're as interested in the autonomous clouds of pigeons that are ever-present above most New York City neighborhoods as I am, it's a must read.

Blogger heather thought:

this dude's online journal (an oxymoron in and of itself) may have some big names writing for it, but his article for the morning news is a far cry from excellent. it reads like a feature in a college newspaper--one trek to the ghetto mixed with a little book learnen and no effort on the writer's part to integrate the words of sources with his own. he seems afraid of his interview subjects, unsure how to negotiate their language. he netiher capitalizes on nor alleviates his outsider status with them.

February 2, 2005 at 2:48 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

I meant excellent in a "he's writing 'bout pigeons in Brooklyn, I like pigeons, I like Brooklyn" kinda way.

Wasn't really attempting to tear it apart. I'm glad you did though, there are definitely shady overtones of cultural tourism...


February 2, 2005 at 3:15 PM - Comment Permalink  

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