Ask me to list things you will definitely see on a trip to New York and pigeons will always be somewhere on that list.
Yes, I know they live in other cities also, but they are part of the New York experience.
Unlike in other cities, the birds of New York are pretty brave, and don’t scatter easily. These two were sunning themselves on a post by the water. They allowed me to come pretty close to take their picture. While they turned away at some point, they never flew off.