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Niche Market | Pigeons

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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With an Eye on the Sky, Pigeon Racers Fawn Over Their Beloved Flocks

Saturday, April 09, 2011

For most New Yorkers, pigeons are considered one of the city's foulest pests. But for a small group of folks, the birds are cherished for their grace, intellect and, most importantly, their speed. Those who race pigeons — a small segment of the population that nearly vanished as gentrification threatened the hobby — fawn over their flocks and help keep the longstanding tradition alive. 

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