2005_05_perefalcon.jpgOne of Gothamist's favorite websites is the falcon cam on the peregrine falcons at 55 Water Street. We've covered the falcons before, but the reasons why falcons love New York City is the amount of food (think pigeons), the skyscrapers remind them of high cliffs, and the fact that New Yorkers' respect their privacy - give or take a video camera. And a few weeks ago, four new falcon chicks were born: Bob, Dennis, Jasper, and Pat - aw! Gothamist would love a baby falcon, but we know better.

The city's FAQ on peregrine falcons, and learn more about the falcons living on the Brooklyn Bridge. And we do enjoy the absurdity of the Saturday Night Live skit, The Falconer.