Remember the plight of William Grimes' chicken back in the day? A similar narrative is playing out in
Queens Brooklyn, this time via Toni Schlesinger's Shelter column in the Voice:
Q: Wait, I just heard a sound...Undoubtedly this makes sense, in a parallel universe far, far away.
A: That's different, the people downstairs have a, I don't know what it is.
Q: It's whimpering.
A: Anyway, it was 4:30 in the morning. I can't even describe it, like a loud animal. Oh my god, what's that noise? Then it was like?OK, I have a rooster in the backyard. I didn't think anything of it. The next night and the next, it kept waking me. So then I tried to file a complaint with the city to get the rooster removed. It belongs to the man in the next building...
Q: Who's your landlord?
A: He's Polish. He lives in New Jersey.
· Cock of the Walk [Village Voice]