Today New York City had a whale in the harbor. Yesterday, it (or a completely different humpback whale?) looked like it was going to beach itself in the Rockaways. Now it is chilling under the Verrazano.

I’ve been following all of this natural drama from my mind-numbing, hostility-inducing beige cubelette on Park Avenue: on the Gothamist blog, at the NYTimes and Daily News web pages, and on the NYC Coast Guard Twitter feed.

What a strange world.

I’m pinguinus on Twitter too, by the way.