The life of the animals, face down of New York

Coyotes and seals in the Bronx, red foxes in Queens, owls in Brooklyn, raccoons, hawks and squirrels in Manhattan: an abundant and often unsuspected wildlife lives in New York under the shadow of skyscrapers. [19659002] But the cohabitation between 8.5 million human beings and millions of wild animals from more than 600 species is not always easy in the first American metropolis: the New Yorkers, tired of concrete and traffic jams, will gladly enjoy this fauna … until they see a coyote devouring a cat or a pet rabbit, a deer feeding on organic tomato plants or a raccoon rummaging through the garbage.

These 30 In recent years, the wild animal population in New York has steadily increased, with new green spaces – in a city with a total of over 11,000 hectares – where hunting is prohibited. and natural predators absent, explains Jason Munshi-South.

After studying primates in Borneo and the impact of oil production on elephants in Gabon, this biology professor from Fordham University became an expert on New York animal life.

According to him, there are thousands of raccoons in New York today – about a hundred in Central Park – a few thousand deer and about fifty coyotes, mostly in the Bronx. Not to mention marine animals: seals have re-emerged on the rocks of Pelham Bay, in the north-east of the Bronx, and whales are sometimes seen in Queens waters.

The town is also working on the protection of the Piping Plover on Rockaway Beach, close to JFK Airport, where this bird comes to nest in the spring. It is still considered an endangered species by US authorities, although the Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is more optimistic since its population is increasing again, thanks to an active preservation policy. 19659002] – "A coyote has seen you!" –

 The curious come to admire the fauna or participate in workshops in New York to better know the wild animals that live in the American metropolis, March 10, 2018 (AFP - Don EMMERT)

The curious come to admire the fauna or participate in workshops in New York to learn more about the wild animals that live in the American metropolis, March 10, 2018 (AFP – Don EMMERT)

"You have not seen a coyote, but a coyote has seen you!" says Kayla Mackey, Van Cortlandt park ranger, in the Bronx, to residents who have come on a Sunday to attend a workshop called "Living with Urban Coyotes."

25-year-old Ms. Mackey explains to them that they do not have nothing to fear from coyotes, even if the latter, which move especially at night, are difficult to see. The best is to stay at a distance and not feed them, she says. In case one of them approaches, she advises to waving her arms.

After a little topo, the group of adults and children sets off in search of coyotes, or at least their footprints or droppings. "Coyotes do not eat men," says Mackey, twins in the neck "

" We need to give people the means to better coexist with wildlife. "If we do not know that there are 2,000 deer to Staten Island and we drive too fast, we can overthrow one, "said AFP Richard Simon, director of wildlife for the City Hall of New York.

 A raccoon in the hollow of a tree in New York, March 16, 2018 (AFP - Don EMMERT)

A raccoon in the hollow of a tree in New York, March 16, 2018 (AFP – Don EMMERT)

The city has created a unit dedicated to the end of 2016 and has already sterilized about 95% of the Staten Island male deer population, some 1,100 animals, according to Mr. Simon estimates.

"When there are problems, in general it is the people, not animals, "says Jason Munshi-South, the biology teacher. "The best is to leave them alone."

– All New Yorkers –

"The city is big enough for everyone," says Richard Simon. Sometimes people call to ask for animals to be brought back (elsewhere) to the wild, he says. "But there's nowhere to take them in. They live here now."

If someone gets scared at the sight of a coyote and calls for emergencies, the police have an obligation to intervene. The police then try to capture him and sometimes kill him.

The cohabitation with wildlife is regularly the subject of campaigns in the subway and on bus shelters: one recently showed pictures of animals – deer , coyotes, plovers – with the slogan "The inhabitants of the city take various forms." Another simply reminded them not to feed these animals.

"There is no reason to give a squirrel hot dog or pretzel", the first bite makers in New York, says Mr. Simon.

 seal on rocks in New York Bay, March 15, 2018 (AFP - Don EMMERT)

A seal on rocks in New York Bay, March 15, 2018 (AFP – Don EMMERT)

they are fed, animals lose their instinctive fear of the human being; they can also start to bite; and Central Park raccoons sometimes go after strollers to try to open their bag, says Munshi-South.

Despite these problems of cohabitation, authorities and experts argue the benefits of living in a city where wild animals live in freedom

"Some are surprised and say they thought there were only rats in New York," says Jason Munshi-South. "But sometimes, when you work in the parks in summer, it's hot and there are mosquitoes", it's almost like being in an exotic country, he says.

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US Restaurant Worker Brought Lifetime Over New York Bombing




New York
A US restaurant worker was sentenced to life in prison for a New York bombing that injured 31 people in 2016. By a federal judge, the man claiming to be inspired by Osama bin Laden is said to be very dangerous.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, born in Afghanistan, court that he became radical after being "harassed" by the FBI and "exiled" because of his religion. During the trial, the 30-year-old man did not show any remorse for his actions.

At the trial as reported by the AFP news agency, Wednesday (14/2/2018), the public prosecutor stated that "magical" was killed in a bomb attack that occurred on September 17, 2016. The second bomb explosion led to the cancellation of a US Marine Corps running event in the town of Seaside Park, New Jersey. Rahimi was found guilty of eight counts

Police have also defused other bombs at Chelsea and found additional pipe bombs in the home town of Rahimi, Elizabeth, New Jersey where he works in his family restaurant. Rahimi was wounded in a crossfire with police on September 19, 2017 before he was arrested. It also found a journal of its own writing that praised Osama bin Laden and recruited US-born al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki. He moved to the United States in 1995 with his family and became a naturalized citizen in 2011.

In court, Rahimi said that he understands why there is frustration between Muslim countries and Americans.

"I have been here for more than 20 years, I have American friends and Muslim friends, "said Rahimi. According to him, things change after he acts and dresses like a devout Muslim.

Since Rahimi's arrest, two other lone-wolf attackers have staged a bombing in New York. A Bangladeshi driver blew up a bomb to injure himself and three others in December 2017. Earlier on 31 October 2017, an Uzbek immigrant crashed his truck into cyclists, killing eight people. The man claimed to be inspired by the ISIS terrorist group.

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A Man Shoots His Head Outside New York City Hall

A man died after firing his own head on the outside of the gate at New York City Hall, Monday morning (5/2).

A police spokesman said the man was driving a black sedan to the east gate of City Hall around 7.30am and shoot his own head. The identity has not been released yet. There were no other casualties in this incident.

Traffic in the city of Manhattan connected to the Brooklyn Bridge was stopped, while police investigated the shootings. This caused traffic congestion in the morning rush hour, on both lanes of the bridge.

This incident occurred near one of the two main security checkpoints for everyone entering City Hall. Anyone who wants to enter this building must pass a security check with a metal scanner. Security at City Hall was tightened after a gunman killed the council member in 2003. [em]

10 Mafia Suspects Arrested in New York, Threatened Bui 20 Years





New York
 The New York, United States Authority announced the arrest of 10 mafia suspects, including a boss and an advisor in the Bonanno mafia family. They are threatened with imprisonment of at least 20 years if convicted.

New York state prosecutor said as reported by the AFP news agency Saturday (13/1/2018), nine of the ten suspects were arrested on Friday 12/1) local time. One in 10 suspects will be tried in court in Pennsylvania, the rest will be tried in federal court in Manhattan.

They are charged with extortion conspiracies and crimes including extortion, loans, letter and wire fraud, narcotics distribution and conspiracy to commit murder.

Eight out of 10 suspects are from the Bonanno family, which is one of five Mafia families in New York. They include bosses while Joseph Cammarano (58), adviser John Zancocchio (60), George Tropiano (68), Albert Armetta (48) and Domineck Miniero (85).

Other suspects are Ernest Montevecchi of the Genovese family and Eugene Castelle of Luchese family.

New York is the most populous city in America, with about 8.5 million inhabitants. Later, crime rates have fallen sharply in the region and the police continue to aggressively carry out eradication operations of organized gangs.

(ita / ita)

Jurors Submit Claims To New York Pipeline Bombers

The panel of judges has filed a lawsuit against 27-year-old accused Akayed Ullah of Brooklyn, New York for attempting to set off a pipe bomb at a New York subway station on December 11, 2017. Six items are filed to Akayed.

In the claim it was said, Ullah sought support for ISIS, which was declared a foreign terrorist organization by the American government. Other charges against Ullah are the use of weapons of mass destruction, placing bombs in public places; (19659003) Ullah was found near the site of the explosion and found its found plumbing bomb components, including 9-volt batteries, wires, plastic binders, metal pipes, and a Christmas tree light. He was the only person injured in an attack attempt near the New York Port Authority bus terminal.

The allegation says he overrides Miranda's rights, or the right to not speak while being interrogated by police without the presence of lawyers.

with the police, according to the indictment, Ullah said he assembled the pipe bomb and launched an attack on December 11. Ullah says he was inspired by ISIS pro propaganda material he found on the Internet. He followed a video suggestion that if jihadist candidates could not join ISIS abroad, they would have to attack in their own country. [ps/jm]