I was walking up a dark and dreary Bowery last Friday afternoon when I looked up and saw a large bird fly overhead and land on top of the New Museum at Prince Street. At first, I thought it was a hawk, but it turned out to be a Peregrine falcon.
I only had my pocket camera with me, but I managed to get some video of it preening:
I've been seeing a falcon around the East Village fairly regularly recently. I don't know if it's the same individual or if there is more than one falcon around, but it would be interesting to have more raptors in the area.