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Waterfowl

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Hank Shaw's Duck, Duck, Goose, our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 16, 2013

    READY TO FLY

    Mary-Louise Parker 
stars in The Snow Geese

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Kill The Geese, Now! (Or People Might Get Killed by Them)

    Avians and airplanes are a bad mix -- and the skies above New York City are no exception. On Tuesday, a bird strike prompted a JetBlue plane to make an emergency landing. Last week, also, a bird strike forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing. And don't forget the Miracle on the Hudso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Prospect Park's Geese to Be Eaten by Pennsylvanians

    ​Following last year's mass slaughter of Prospect Park geese, the Department of Environmental Protection is trying to appease its numerous critics. Not by emphasizing its concern for animal welfare, mind you, but by touting its dedication to recycling. This summer, instead of being left to rot ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 1, 2011

    DUCK À LA THEATRE

    The Civilians look back

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Goose Assassin Hired by New York City Department of Sanitation

    ​When federal agents slaughtered more than 250 geese in Prospect Park midway through the summer last year, boxing them up and tossing them into a gas chamber under the cover of darkness, we hoped the worst was over. But according to a new report in the Brooklyn Paper, the city is going after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Ducks With Colorful Bills Have Fewer STDs

    via Jim Bahn​Ducks' semen is pretty special, but you already knew that. It has the ability to kill bacteria that damages sperm and causes disease. The BBC reports that scientists have now found that male ducks with more vibrant bills have semen that is more effective at killing bacteria than d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Goose Murderers: We Know What You Did Last Summer

    ​You may have put it out of your mind temporarily, in an effort to heal, but you should never forget. We're talking about those hundreds of geese (and baby geese!) brutally murdered over the summer because they might "accidentally" fly into planes. According to the Brooklyn Paper, they "were o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Dealing with Canada Geese: Make Lunch, Not Landfills

    Bill Allen1/flickrDinner, anyone?​This summer, New York State announced a plan to help control its Canada Goose population by eliminating some 170,000 birds through gassing, hunting, and birth control. In Prospect Park, some 400 geese were rounded up and euthanized, their bodies then tossed in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Burlesque Cocktail Hour; Cooking Canada Goose

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Drunken Dragon Nights Macao Trading Co. Monday, October 25 at 11 p.m. Calamity Chang and her sexy cohorts are back for another evening of burlesque cabaret, featuri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Park Slope Zombie Geese Returning in Droves to Make Up for Fallen Comrades

    ​In the epic battle of humans vs. geese, it seems that geese have a win. A little more than a month after the mass gassing of some 400 Prospect Park geese that included the goosicide of folk hero Sticky, the birds are back like part two of a good zombie movie. We imagine they are none too happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Live: The National Salute The Dead Geese Of Prospect Park

    The National Prospect Park Bandshell Tuesday, July 27 It's great fun, actually, to watch National frontman Matt Berninger get steadily more and more intense during his 90-or-so minutes onstage, pacing the stage manically, jumping up on his monitors even though he's like seven feet tall, wielding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Outlaw Geese Flout Feds, Are Decidedly Not 'Down'

    ​Had you lost all hope for New York State's beleaguered, massacred geese? Fear not! The Brooklyn Paper reports today that our avian friends are making a comeback. At least 37 geese have been seen in the lake in Prospect Park since the recent mass euthanasia, and the rebel birds are being aided and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg Issues Ultimatum: "It's Geese or Human Beings"

    via New York Times​You've probably heard that a whole bunch of Canada geese were exterminated earlier this month, since they have an unfortunate tendency, when not minding their own business in Prospect Park, to occasionally fly into planes. Even poor Sticky, the goose shot with an arrow who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    New York State Geese Are All Fucked

    ​You thought it was bad that 400 Canada geese in Prospect Park were killed? Now the state is planning to euthanize 170,000 of them. Run for your lives, geese! According to City Room, who got hold of a report by some government agencies, "The nearly 400 geese gassed to death this month after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2010

    New York Post Declares Geese "Clear and Present Danger," Supports Wiping Them Out

    ​There's nothing like stoking the fear which sits mostly dormant -- though it's certainly there -- in the bellies of New Yorkers everywhere. Mentioning Giuliani usually gets 'em going, but if you want to cut the crap, mention airplane crashes. Or worse, almost-airplane crashes. That's the stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Studies in Grit: Tough-as-Nails Geese Survive Prospect Park Massacre

    ​It seems only yesterday that 400 Canada geese were tragically euthanized in Prospect Park. We thought that the park's goose population was done, finito, kaput. But today, just when we had given up hope, good news! As many as four survivors of the mass slaughter have been spotted near the lake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Wanted: Information on Sticky's Whereabouts after the Prospect Park Goose Massacre

    via The New York Times​Remember Sticky? He was the Prospect Park goose who was flying and swimming with an arrow through his neck a few weeks ago. He was a local media sweetheart for several days as he evaded capture by park employees and then surfaced again sans arrow. Well, he narrowly escap ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    Bear-Back Mounting at the Museum of Sex

    I got some hot action over at the Museum of Sex's Sex Lives of Animals exhibit the other night. I got to stand with friends in front of a slide of two pandas doing the dirty! That might not sound very gratifying to you, but maybe you're not as crazy about bears as I am. In fact, I've been seguing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Best Foie Gras Ever Plus Good Karma?

    Via Michael Ruhlman's blog, I discovered this article in Lancaster Farming about Chef Dan Barber's trip to visit Spanish farmer Eduardo Sousa, during which Barber says he sampled the best foie gras he had ever tasted. The big news here is not that Barber had a tasty trip, but that Sousa produces f ... More >>

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