Local Ferret Wanted By Both Loved Ones and the Law

Get your morning scoop on a wanted ferret, a bike collection, Ditmas Park musicians, and a battle of monkey robots in today's local blog round-up.

  • While you were out enjoying the sunny weather this past Saturday evening, a fierce battle was waged between a number of alcohol-fueled teams of monkey robots. At the Robot Monkey Chimpionship (see interview with the creator), teams representing Williamsburg and Greenpoint duked it out at the Franklin Street bar named TBD. [NYShitty]
  • Got an extra bike? Looking to do something "good" with it? Try donating your working bicycle to Pedals for Progress, a bike collection group that collects used bikes and redistributes them to the needy - namely in Latin America, Africa and the Pacific Islands. If you're interested, get your bike to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2009 rain or shine. [Uptown Flavor]
  • A New Yorker's pet ferret has gone missing! The female ferret has been living here for over three years and is considered "part of the family," according to the "Wanted" signs posted on 7th Avenue around 52nd Street. But, uh, small problem...ferrets have been banned in NYC since 1999! It seems that the poor ferret might be wanted in more ways than one...that little fugitive. [Best View in Brooklyn]
  • Two Ditmas Park musicians, Jeremy Zmuda and Clare Manchon, made a children's music album called "Songs in the Key of New York," and it comes "highly recommended" from a local blogger. Neat! [Ditmas Park]
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