Raccoons that we are, we pick apart Toronto's poorly understood waste, water, and parking budgets. The rate-supported budget is the neglected middle child of city budgets. Uncontroversial and depoliticized,1 it passes every year without much fuss. Show More Summary
This is the second big raccoon attack in two months, prompting concerns from residents that the city isn't doing enough to protect them. [ more › ]
New York City now has pizza raccoon, which may be superior to the legendary pizza rat. Pizza rat first encountered competition when double pizza rat was discovered. Pizza raccoon was spotted enjoying a slice in a tree in Central Park. Show More Summary
Because Adele is back and quoting Lionel Richie, check out today's mid-day links: raccoon pizza, Industry City Distillery, very interesting Halloween Parade Grand Marshal, penguin meets soulmate, Millennial moms, Andy Kaufman hologram on tour, Bushwick typeface, and bulldog puppy attack. Show More Summary
The butterfly effect is a funny thing. You never know where one discovery will lead. Take the automobile: It changed the world, transforming cities and small towns. And it also led to raccoons leaving America—and, possibly, taking over Europe. Read more...
Citi Bike swallows parked car, raccoon causes subway delays, Russell Simmons is praying for the poor people his company screwed over, and more day-end links. Follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more...
Huge swaths of San Francisco found themselves without power Saturday, after two separate incidents took out lines across the city. [ more › ]
Capcom has just announced Resident Evil Umbrella Corps, a first-person shooter spin-off from its survival horror series. Due for release in 2016, Umbrella Corps looks like a cross between Resident Evil Raccoon City and Call of Duty. It's a competitive shooter, with teams fighting in zombie-infested surroundings. Read more…
In many parts of the country, pigs are viewed as pretty standard fare on any working farm. In New York City, where a pileup of raccoons is enough to electrify the Internet for a solid day, pigs are exotic creatures worthy of the same fanfare as pallas cats and marmosets. [ more › ]
"The Raccoon House", located Khotkovo city in the Moscow Region, is both a nursery and a petting zoo of sorts where visitors are able to feed and play with the home's sizeable population of raccoons. It also serves as a "Raccoon Museum" where you can learn all kinds of interesting facts about these smart furry creatures.
Look out, the New York Mets may have a rally raccoon.The baby critter sneaked into the clubhouse weight room at Citi Field before Sunday’s game and darned if the team didn’t go out and end Los Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke’s scoreless streak at 45 2/3 innings.Read full article >>
Although they didn't find an alligator in the dugout, the New York Mets were in for a bit of a surprise when they found a critter in the Citi Field weight room on Sunday. A raccoon had somehow made its way into the training facility....Show More Summary
The New York Mets found an unexpected visitor prowling inside the weight room in Citi Field Sunday. ESPN’s Adam Rubin broke the (...)
It's the kind of a thing that makes me love Toronto.
(Photo: Jason Wagar) Rest in peace Conrad, a beloved procyonic resident of Toronto. He passed away unexpectedly on the side of a street. On Thursday morning, a human of the city informed the local government services that a dead raccoon needed to be removed. Show More Summary
Sometimes, there's a man — er, raccoon — that brings together society in a way that mere mortals cannot. That man ringtailed bandit reared its head Thursday night in Toronto, bringing the Canadian city to a standstill, united by mourning, love, and acceptance. [ Related: Pet Store Protest After An Animal Is Beaten To Death! ] It all [...]
Post by Adriana Velez. A raccoon died on a busy city street. But that raccoon will not be forgotten, thanks to a flood of Twitter memorials. Was ever a raccoon so well loved, so well mourned? Actually, it's not so much that the raccoon was loved. Show More Summary
Universal Studios Japan is getting another Resident Evil attraction. Previously, in 2012, the theme park hosted a Halloween-timed horror extravaganza that transformed the park into Raccoon City, while the following year it added a shooting gallery activity called Biohazard: The Real. Show More Summary
Raccoons: if they're not running amok in John Varvatos stores in SoHo, then they're kicking down doors in Bed-Stuy, Park Slope, the Bronx, and City Hall. The raccoons own this city, and if they want to break into our beer warehouses and trip the pink elephant fantastic, than we can only stand by in awe like video uploader Phillipp Scott. [ more › ]
We bid farewell to the city's sky-highest Twitter account. Rob Mac, better known as @Skyjacked793 or “the man who tweeted photos of a raccoon atop a sky crane,” has just announced his resignation as crane operator, bringing an end to photographs from new heights. In a Twitter post made late Tuesday night, Mac said, “As it turns out @jeffkearns you saw my last lift […]