Flushing Meadows – Corona Park: Home of the 1964 World’s Fair, the iconic Unisphere, the NY Mets, the Billie Jean King Tennis Center… and a small nation’s worth of squirrels. Of all the wild creatures that make their home amongst human city-dwellers, they are surely the most endearing. Especially in late summer, when the badass squirrels of Queens come down from their trees and take on the U.S. Open.
For the 2nd year in a row, one of our woodland neighbors eluded security and made it onto the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium, in front of countless global viewers.
And this, in 2012:
It’s always a joy when a tiny animal can interrupt international sport; long live the squirrels of NY!