What Happened When I Became New York’s Famous Pigeon Lady

Each week, we bring you an incredible experience from someone who lived it. In this edition, New York native Tina Trachtenberg — AKA “Mother Pigeon” — tells us how she came to dedicate her entire life to NYC’s most hated animals: rats and pigeons.


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In urban contexts, the pigeon is often regarded as the unsightly, disease-ridden cost of culture. Live in a city with a world-renowned museum? Chances are you also live somewhere filled with pigeons, dismissed by some as little more than “rats with wings.”

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Climate Change Denier Sarah Palin Continues Her Crusade With Dig At Bill Nye

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Bill Nye (left) and Sarah Palin. Image Source: ATI Composite; Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Add this to history’s long list of misguided attention-grabbing moves: On Thursday, one-time vice presidential hopeful and long-time climate change denier Sarah Palin insulted beloved children’s television icon and climate change agitator Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Premiere Bigfoot Hunters Show Us Five Of Their Craziest Traps

Some people believe in Bigfoot. Some people believe enough to search for him in the forest. And some people believe in him so much that they build large, elaborate traps for him, requiring hours of work and a team of enthusiastic volunteers to build. Such people can be found amongst the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), who built the following Bigfoot traps.

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What We Loved This Week, Apr. 10 – 16

Under the hood with the Ku Klux Klan, absurd vintage men’s underwear ads, inside New York’s modern tenements, harsh life in Soviet Lithuania, five disorders almost too crazy to be real.

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Vintage Men’s Underwear Ads You Won’t Believe Actually Existed

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Modern male underwear models might make you a little uncomfortable, but these vintage advertisements take it to a whole new level. From high-waisted grandpa briefs to shaving cowboys to camo onesies, these ads have a little bit of something for everyone.

We aren’t sure that these vintage advertisements will be bringing sexy back anytime soon, but it’s fun to see what people once thought the “great American male” should be wearing underneath their clothes.

See more at Vintage Everyday.

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