Mayor Bill Finch and other city officials announced the proposal Tuesday at the Beardsley Zoo. It would allow households to keep up to six chickens, set minimum coop sizes and restrict coop locations.
Neighbors in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have launched a petition to evict a chicken coop that recently added eight more birds to its community garden.
Cars were vandalized, chickens were targeted and a child dodged bullets. An apparent dispute between neighbors on Staten Island turned increasingly violent and bizarre, and now one of those neighbors is under arrest.