City officials say they're noodling ways to keep pigeons away from the statutes of the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing, since signs urging people to stop feeding the damn birds have failed miserably.
In response to a citizen request to clean the statues, the city says:
The statues in this area are rinsed twice a week (Sunday and Wednesday) as. well as the plaza area. Staff from the Downtown Boston Business. Improvement District (BID) clean the flower beds/landscape area daily and. empty the trash. The big problem with keeping the area clean is the pigeons. which many people feed even though there are signs posted asking patrons. not to feed the pigeons. The city and the BID are going to explore options. to detract the pigeons from the area.