Although a recent scientific study showed that the Bronx is the epicenter of New York City's Dog Poop Wars, the Upper West Side has historically held its own, too. "It's [Upper West Sider's] self-absorbed, all-about-me attitude," one local told the Post in 2009. "They're like, 'I'm too busy going to my Pilates class. I don't have the time to keep the neighborhood clean.'" Now, a neighborhood vigilante has brought the issue to the forefront once again by adorning a bunch of trees with homemade signs featuring pictures of different varieties of un-scooped poop (gross) along with some creative, euphemistic ways of referring to said poop — "butt berries," "dunkle rabe," "butt vomit," etc. (also gross) — and a sarcastic offer to the return the poop to its owner. The signs are, as we may have mentioned, gross, but they do get the point across. The writing across the bottom that's difficult to make out says: "brought to you by the NYC Department of Turdology." Godspeed to that department's commissioner.
· Upper West Side Wordsmith Plasters Neighborhood in Creative Signs Against Dog Poop [Daily Intel]
· The Dog Poop Wars [Curbed]