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NYC Reptile store - "Fauna"

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:50 pm
by Philsuma
I had a nice guy tell me a couple of things that I should not miss whilst on my holiday -Frog Day 2011 in Staten Island NY.

1. An awesome Reptile / Exotic animal store called "Fauna" somewhere in Manhatten ?

2. Small Mexican Restaurant on Staten Island called "Adobe Blue" -has a ton of different beers.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:54 am
by jeffr
Phil,

I've heard of them, but I was never there. I know they sell Dart frogs. They are on the upper West side. They even have a website. They say some good things on their site

http://www.faunanyc.com/

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:08 pm
by Philsuma
Wow....that store is an "ass haul" away from the Staten Island hotel and convention venure, isn't it ?

How long a drive, would you guess, Jeff ?

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:15 pm
by jeffr
I'm not sure what part of Staten Island the show is in. Remember Manhattan is only 3 miles x 13 miles. There's a ferry that goes from Staten Island to Manhattan and you can take the subway up as well

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:21 pm
by Philsuma
ok, cool. That's what I need to know. I'll be driving up to the Hotel and staying for Fri, Sat and Sun and since that store is open on Sunday...I thought I may take a trip up there as it was so highly recommended.

Public transpo is probably the way to go. Never took a NYC ferry before,so that may be neat too.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:11 am
by jeffr
I don't know what parking is like over there so if you drove and had to park in a lot your looking at anywhere between $30-$50 between tolls and parking. The ferry is free, and runs every 1/2 hour on Sundays. Here's the address for the Staten Is Ferry Terminal. You can see how far it is from where you're staying

St. George Terminal Staten Island
1 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York 10301


Outside of going to the Statue of Liberty I never took the NYC ferry myself

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:52 pm
by Philsuma
Chris and I made it to Fauna. VERY nice and clean pet store with a good assortment of herp supplies and even 4 different species of dart frogs and golden mantellas. Met the owner who is interested in Dart Frogs, as well. I would recommend visiting fauna.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:26 pm
by eos
You know the weird thing is.... I've never been to Fauna and I'm in the city M-F ... It might be time to visit this place pretty soon.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna" ?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:48 pm
by Philsuma
a LOT of cool exotic birds too .I am sure they have some $1,000.00 birds in a HUGE walk in enclosure in the back of the store. Some really cool ones with a fan of feathers on their heads.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna"

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:22 pm
by Philsuma
A guy at Hamburg said they have a good selection of Dart Frogs...still. Which is cool.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna"

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:17 pm
by Froggies3
Granted, they do have a good selection of frogs, but some of the tinc morphs are looking really skinny. I do not know enough about birds to tell if they are healthy, but almost every time I go there (twice a week) one bird will put on a dancing show for me! I have grown to really like this store and if anybody is ever in NYC with free time (or not :D ) they should go.

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna"

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:29 pm
by Philsuma
Did Fauna move ?

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna"

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:58 pm
by Captain Ron
Phil,a friend of mine talked to Daniel a few days ago and he said he was in the middle of a move right now.Thats all I know right now!

Re: NYC Reptile store - "Fauna"

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:15 pm
by Sherman
Fauna's new location.
570 Columbus Avenue, between 87th & 88th Street!
(212) 877-2473