So, when a wild turkey decided to stop over in New York City this spring, the staff responded with delight. It was the first time in memory a turkey had been spotted in Manhattan. The hen chose to roost on the 11th-floor balcony of Art Lindenauer's apartment on the Upper West Side. "The thing scared me to death," the retired chemical engineer told the New York Times. Lindenauer and the rest of New York eventually warmed up to the bird, which was also seen roosting in Greenwich Village and Chelsea. In fact, in a city where bumping into Cameron Diaz at Starbucks is not unheard of, the turkey's appearance created quite a stir. There was even a splashy photo and a lengthy story on the first page of the Times' Metro Section.