We know they're mangy disease carriers, "flying rats," and a Big Apple nuisance, what with their poop eroding everything from the Dakota's gargoyles to the precious brownstoning of Brooklyn Heights. But you won't catch us with have anything but deep love for the pigeons of New York City. Besides Lady Liberty and yellow cabs, what could be more iconic? (No, Paris, you don't get to claim pigeons as your thing. Sorry.) And hey, we're not alone -- there's an entire group on Flickr dedicated to Empire State Pigeons, so there. (It's pretty great, actually -- you should check it out.)
The people at Random Objects certainly agree. In outraged response to a proposed law that would impose a $1,000 fine for anyone caught feeding pigeons, they've created this excellent Pigeons Heart New York t-shirt, complete with realistic guano. It's just $20 - show the pigeons you care. Grab it via Thrillist over here.