Animals of New York

Formerly Incarcerated Women Allow Themselves to Dream

Formerly Incarcerated Women Allow Themselves to Dream

Updated: March 14, 2021, 7:20 PM. As Laquita Brooks presented her business pitch about a catering company for low-income communities to her online classmates, the chat was suddenly filled with emojis; hearts, clapping, party streamers, anything. In bursts, the instructor, Sharon Richardson, and her students unmuted their microphones, interjecting to encourage their friend and classmate. […]

I Just Called to Hiss, ‘I Love You’

I Just Called to Hiss, ‘I Love You’

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Can’t decide whether to buy roses or chocolates? Longing to give something more original? What’s more romantic than…a roach? For a minimum fee of $15 dollars (with higher prices for those looking for more extravagant packages), the Bronx Zoo will let you name a Madagascar Hissing roach—which can […]

I Just Called to Hiss, 'I Love You’

I Just Called to Hiss, 'I Love You’

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Can’t decide whether to buy roses or chocolates? Longing to give something more original? What’s more romantic than…a roach? For a minimum fee of $15 dollars (with higher prices for those looking for more extravagant packages), the Bronx Zoo will let you name a Madagascar Hissing roach—which can […]

Hugs and Handshakes from Man's Best Friend

Hugs and Handshakes from Man's Best Friend

Louboutina, aka Loubie, is a five-year old golden retriever that doles out hugs and handshakes to passersby on the streets in Chelsea and the West Village. Loubie is an Instagram sensation and has been on Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and various other TV shows and online media. Because of her popularity, people […]

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