Second Annual ‘Ladybug Release’ At M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted September 26, 2013 at 10:33 am

Luck be a ladybug this Sunday at M’Finda Kaluga Community Garden. Yep, this weekend the Critter Committee for the neighborhood garden is throwing a party to release these little red beetles into the New York City wild. Not only are they the least annoying insect going, but they also eat pesky aphids, keeping the city’s […]

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The Turtles of M’Finda Kalunga Garden [PHOTOS]

Posted August 15, 2013 at 6:12 am

Spotting any of the five turtles swimming inside M’Finda Kalunga Garden is akin to a bird shitting on you, seeing a double rainbow, or getting two yolks in one egg. It’s apparently good luck; at least in some circles. For weeks we’ve patiently waited for a glimpse of the newcomers and this past Saturday was […]

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Eric Goode’s Fight to Save Turtles Featured on “60 Minutes”

Last modified February 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

In the city, he’s known for posh inns like the Bowery Hotel, the Maritime, and the soon-to-open Ludlow Hotel. But out in the sticks, he’s spending time and money to help save the turtles. We first caught a glimpse of his animal conservation efforts last February, quite literally on the Bowery graffiti wall. At the […]

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Turtles Invading the Bowery

Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:28 am

The natural movie screen above the Bowery graffiti wall is getting a different sort of advertisement.

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Early Edition: March 25

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

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Lost Turtle on the Bowery

Posted August 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

Okay, someone please tell us how you lose a red-eared slider turtle at the corner of Bowery and Houston.  We’re all ears at this point.  On a more serious note, though, be on the lookout for Shredder and his evil posse of swashbuckling fools.  Apparently he’s on the prowl for some decent turtle soup.