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  • 01/22
  • Community
  • Environment

BPC: DID YOU KNOW? | Birdseed Blues

With 36 acres of parks and public spaces, Battery Park City is an oasis of green in an otherwise dense lower Manhattan. To keep BPC beautiful our Parks team is regularly out and about cleaning and maintaining these areas for the enjoyment of all.

Beyond our parks, on the streets and sidewalks throughout Battery Park City, it’s up to all of us – building management companies, residents, workers and visitors alike – to do our part in helping keep BPC as pristine as can be. One way this is done is through Battery Park City’s trash compacting program, which eliminates residential trash stored outdoors prior to pick-up. This helps reduce rat and rodent infestation while keeping our sidewalks clean and clutter-free.

How else to help? One way, believe it or not, is by not feeding the birds. Leaving birdseed out may seem harmless, but in addition to being against Parks rules, spreading birdseed in tree beds and on sidewalks can attract rodents and lead to over-population of pigeons in the neighborhood – resulting in turn to an increase in unsightly and unhealthy pigeon droppings. Old or damp birdseed can also be harmful to pets, which is no one’s idea of harmless fun.

So when it comes to feeding the animals not your own, less is more. Together, let’s all pitch in to help keep the streets of BPC birdseed free.

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