I am originally from Brooklyn, now living in California. I took a trip back to Brooklyn to visit my sister. I took my son Evan with me. I told him to keep an eye on his possessions at all times. When he took a break for lunch in Battery Park, you can see from the pictures, he had an encounter with a NYC squirrel. Rule #1: Never put your lunch down in Battery Park. What? You think NYC squirrels are afraid of YOU? Fah-Ghet- About-IT!