Showing posts with label dog poop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dog poop. Show all posts

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Noted, You Pigs Edition

EVG reader Boxysean shares this photo of a bag of bags on the fence along Tompkins Square Park at Seventh and B... and the bag has a message written on it:

Here's some bags to pick up after your dogs you pigs

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Derek Berg shares this Urban Dog Etiquette Sign from Seventh Street: "Stop putting your dog shit on our garbage cans!!!!!"

Thursday, March 14, 2019


As we posted yesterday, crews prepped 10th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue for a circa-2015 Christmas scene for a "Mr Robot" shoot tomorrow.

There has been some grumbling in general about the number of film and TV shoots in the area... and an EVG reader wonders if this is one way for someone to make his or her feelings known — removing one of the posted film-production signs to use for the dog, and then leaving it behind ... spotted along 10th Street where "Mr. Robot" will be filming...

Saturday, January 12, 2019

S_ _ _ happened

Someone took this dog poop etiquette sign's fill-in-the-blank challenge on 14th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue...

Don't be a "Sick Bum With a Cute Face."


Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Crews filming for season two of the HBO series "The Deuce" are learning about a common problem in the neighborhood ... an EVG reader spotted this sign on a trailer parked on Third Street and Avenue A...

It's a rather lyrical note ...

Please check your feet

Dog Poo !!!

All over the place

Thank you Timmy!!!

(Also, register to vote.)

Thursday, March 8, 2018


EVG regular Lola Sāenz points us to these decorative dog poop signs handmade with glitter (and TLC!) on Third Street at First Avenue...

Thursday, February 8, 2018


An EVG reader shared this photo from earlier today on Second Street at Avenue A... the reader wasn't sure how long the sign has been here, but thought it kept in the spirit of recent dog-poop urban etiquette signage (here and here) around the neighborhood...

Saturday, January 27, 2018


Another dog poop etiquette sign to note... this one in Tompkins Square Park...

... inside the St. Mark's Place entrance along Avenue A ... well, if this helps...

Some Parkgoers have apparently been letting their dogs run around in this area... and not everyone is cleaning up afterwards... and so someone put up these signs...

Photos from Thursday by Bobby Williams.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Today in Urban Etiquette Signs

Steven spotted this note up on the Community Events board outside the 6 & B Community Garden on Sixth Street and Avenue B...

Snow melts.

Shit does not.

Please clean up after your dog.

Thank you,
EV Residents

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Poop Bag PSA

New on Sixth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C... an empty milk jug poop-bag holder if the need arises.

Thanks to @RatedRuwan!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


The School for the Dogs at 155 E. Second St. between Avenue A and Avenue B is selling the Donald Trump poop bags for $2.50 a roll (good for 15 bags each). And always remember to curb your dog.

H/T EVG reader Jenny Langsram!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Reader report: This sign on East 13th Street is full of crap

An EVG reader, a self-described dutiful pooper scooper, felt compelled to fact check a fake, meant-to-look-official flyer on East 13th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.

As the Official Website of New York notes:

The City enforces the Pooper Scooper Law and accepts reports of places where dog walkers regularly fail to pick up after their dogs. These locations include streets, sidewalks, and other areas such as open front yards next to the public sidewalk. A City agent must see the crime taking place in order to give a ticket. The Pooper Scooper Law does not apply to guide dogs or service dogs walking with people who have disabilities.

It's perhaps tricky business, though, for the city to hand out a ticket. Per a 2008 article in The New York Times: "To issue a summons, the agent must witness the dog doing its business and the owner walking away."

As for the reader's annoyance with the sign: The fine for failing to clean up after your dog is $250. New York bumped up the penalty from $100 in 2008. (The Canine Waste Law was enacted in 1978.)

So the reader wonders why the sign maker didn't put the correct $250 amount on the flyer. Perhaps the reader needs to make new flyers [someone will suggest].

For further reading:
The Consequences Of No One Picking Up Their Dog’s Poop Are Horrifying (FiveThirtyEight)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How does the East Village stack up in the city's dog poop wars?

[EVG file photo from East 12th Street]

Pretty well, thanks!

DNAinfo has unleashed a handy interactive map that shows dog poop complaints by zip code in the five boroughs.

Around here, zip 10009 logged 30 complaints to 311 while 10003 tallied 10 complaints in the past two years. You have to head up to Hamilton Heights in zip 10031 to find any comparable numbers in Manhattan.

Still, the number here are dwarfed by several neighborhoods in the Bronx — Norwood, West Farms and Soundview — which led the five boroughs in complaints to the city's 311 system with 135 or more.

Not picking up after your dog is a violation of the "Pooper Scooper" law, introduced in 1978, which carries a $250 fine. But, as DNAinfo notes, a sanitation officer must witness a violation in order to issue a ticket, according to the Department of Sanitation.

H/T @Urbanmyths

Friday, February 7, 2014


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

East Village resident creates Puppydog Poop Mitts

East Village resident and EVG reader Pablo Galarza shared this information...

Over the past 15 years, I’ve used nearly every bag made to pick up after my beloved Brittany, Mack. I have tried The New York Times delivery sleeve, plastic bags from Walgreens, rectangular dog bags sold in rolls at pet stores and dozens of other random bags.

I recently founded Puppydog Products to create a mitten-shaped bag for cleaning up dog waste. The PuppyDog Poop Mitt is degradable and by far smartest and easiest way to clean up after your dog. No more fumbling to find the opening for the bag, no nasty scent to remind you of your chore, large enough to wear over a glove on cold days, and the unique mitten shape really makes pick up a breeze.

This is a DIY company so far, and my plan is to market them by word-of-mouth by giving away free samples to dog walkers/owners. Just send an email here with your address, and we'll send you a free pack of 30 Poop Mitts.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bad dog

Paul Kostabi spotted this on East Fifth Street and Second Avenue... someone channeling Keith Haring...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

East Fourth Street cracking down on dog poop

EVG reader Steven Matthews notes that East Fourth Street, specifically the block between Avenue C and Avenue D, is now getting tough on dog poop... as seen with this nice new sign that arrived...

(What kind of leash is that anyway?)

And a mostly serious question... what kind of sign do you find more effective? The professional one above. Or! The more homemade variety, like this one spotted in January on East 12th Street near Avenue B...