Photos by Gretchen Mayer

The great Dog Poop War of 2012 has been raging in Gramercy Park since April, by our watch, and what started with a passive-aggressive note has now built up (as happens with one-sided "conversations"). This week one angry local has taped up six signs, declaring the area "POOP ALLEY," and calling out dog owners for not cleaning up after their canines.

Sadly, not everyone who deals with their problems through anonymous letter writing can be amusing, but one passer-by, Gretchen Mayer, says it is "the most exciting thing that's happened to the neighborhood in years." Or at least since Steely Dan...