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Good morning and happy Thursday. Farewell sunshine, hello rain! The day is going to be gray with initial wintry showers this afternoon turning into heavy rain and strong winds that will last until tomorrow. Buckle up for winter, folks…

In our first flurry of furry news… TikTok’s most popular apartment tour series has struck again in Hell’s Kitchen: this time making a star not just of musician Willow Avalon‘s home, but of Bowie, her pet possum. What may well be the West Side’s only tame marsupial, and his collection of clothes, managed to overshadow her two-bedroom, two-bathroom pre-war walk-up, her outside space — and even her $3,000-a-month rent. Read more…

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Dozens of animal lovers yesterday warned New York City Council of the dangers of an out-of-control guinea pig population, urging the body to pass a stalled bill. Read more…

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What we’ve been reading

Why is the Chrysler Building getting covered up in the New York skyline? (The B1M)

There’s been a doubling down on tickets for New York city’s street vendors. (City Limits)

The opening of New York’s legal weed stores might get blocked by an inter-state discrimination challenge. (Leafly)

“Manhattan style” bench seating will be disappearing as new subway trains take to the tracks. (Gothamist)

What’s your take on these $1k air purifying headphones from Dyson? (New York Post)

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Continuing our fur tales… Puccini’s Instagram account always makes us smile. Leslie Riddle makes sure that her adventurous Yorkiepoo is always dressed for every season and occasion. “Mom’s got me out here hanging on the front door watching for Santa, so he doesn’t miss us like last year!” said Puccini on Instagram.

For those conscious of fur fashion, Puccini is modeling a green velvet bow with Santa belt middle and Santa beard trim by @21bays and a peppermint candy carry bag by @furbaby_fashions_by_mouse

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