How Andrew Wight saves the pesky city critters stuck in sticky situations. As the mainstream narrative goes, firefighters rescue cats stuck in trees. But when a raccoon gets stuck on a roof, or a gaggle of geese can’t make it acrossShow More Summary
Manhattan is full of surprises
A tribute to Toronto's unofficial mascot. BY: Swizzle Machen LOCATION: Kensington Market PHOTO BY: Swizzle Studio FIELD NOTES: For creatures that mostly knock over garbage bins, make messes, and wake us up in otherwise calm summer nights...Show More Summary
Capcom's upcoming title "Resident Evil 7" continues to be talked about, with a new rumor sprouting up about the game's setting being in Raccoon City, but Capcom has been silent and has kept fans waiting for a new update that hasn't come since October last year.
New York City Chinese restaurants have probably seen a lot of weird stuff, but this discovery may take the fortune cookie. Tamika Jones told the Daily News that her little brother "heard some strange noise in a box" insider her godfather's Chinese restaurant in the Bronx. Show More Summary
Really all raccoons are ones to watch out for, but especially these ones. Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. With the very public death of Conrad the Raccoon and John Tory’s declaration of war on “Raccoon Nation,” 2015 proved a tough year for the unpopular urban mammal. But at the start of a New Year many in the raccoon community have ideas of […]
Veteran Waukegan alderman Larry TenPas was fined this week by the Illinois Department of Conservation in connection with a Nov. 14 incident on the city's north side where he beat a raccoon to death with a tire iron. IDNR Sgt. Bill Shannon said Tuesday that TenPas was ticketed on Sunday for illegal...
City law requires that any of the animals that are captured must be euthanized in a humane fashion, but many exterminators and homeowners aren’t doing it.
Everybody mentions it but no one explains it. Here's how inflation affects the city budget. This article is part of Torontoist’s special 2016 municipal budget coverage. If you’d like to see more coverage like this then join Raccoon Nation now. Show More Summary
We may not ever get a third Resident Evil Outbreak, even as Capcom continues to experiment with multiplayer modes in Operation Raccoon City and the upcoming Umbrella Corps. It’s frustrating, sure, but if that’s the scratch you’re looking to itch, you can’t go wrong with Contagion. Contagion is a rare example of a multiplayer-centric horror […]
Just because there's a City job vacancy doesn't mean it gets filled immediately. We explain gapping, and its impact on the budget and city services. If you like Torontoist‘s special budget coverage, join Raccoon Nation now. In a big workforce like the City of Toronto, there’s always going to be some job vacancies. Show More Summary
Look around your city. You’ll see pigeons, rats, maybe a few raccoons. But the typical array of urban wildlife is about to become incredibly biodiverse, thanks to efforts from humans to make their cities wilder and more sustainable places. Read more...
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22, St.Paul’s) doesn’t want Donald Trump’s name filling up Toronto’s skyline. “Trump Tower should change its name,” he wrote this afternoon. “Toronto is a diverse & respectful city. Donald Trump is a fascist.” […]
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 › ]