Meet the G.O.A.T. of 2019
Vote-the-Goat election results were revealed at the first annual Riverside Park GOAT Award Ceremony on August 1, 2019
Since the day of the Riverside Park Goats' arrival on May 21, they captivated the hearts of New Yorkers. After munching through two acres of parkland and schmoozing with fans at the fence line, thousands of votes were cast among the 24 goats in our "Vote the G.O.A.T." (Greatest of All Time) election. The 5 winners received a medal, a trophy, and, of course, a bouquet of weeds. George Shea of Major League Eating was the official inspector, assessing eating performance and confirming eligibility of the contestants to receive their prizes.
Meet the Full Class of 2019
Riverside Goats in the Press
- The New Yorker: "The Crisis Called for Goats"
- The New York Times: "A park calls in the goats"
- Travel + Leisure: "A Herd of Goats Will Call New York City's Riverside Park Home This Summer — Here's Why"
- NY Daily News: "Weed consumption in Riverside Park expected to spike this spring"
- Gothamist: "Goatham City: A Herd Of Goats Will Munch On Riverside Park All Summer"
- CBS: "New York City park welcomes goats for weed-eating"
- Time Out: "Dozens of goats will be roaming Riverside Park this summer"
- West Side Rag: "The 24 Riverside Park Goats Are Becoming Famous, and Have Now Been Profiled By The New Yorker"
- NY1: "Why 24 Goats are Now Roaming Riverside Park"
- Observer: "This Summer's Best First-Date Idea? Chillin' With Goats in Riverside Park."
- Untapped Cities: Photos: A Herd of Hungry Goats Turns NYC's Riverside Park into "Goatham"
- Asia One: "Two dozen goats eat their way through NYC's Riverside Park to help clear out invasive plants"
- Inside Edition: "Hungry Goats Get Jobs as Summer Interns at New York City Park"
- NY1 Noticias: "Traen cabras a parque de manhattan para que acaben con la maleza que destruye el parque"
- New York Post: "UWS goats too good at their job hit with layoffs"
- NBCNY: "Game of Goats: Voters Decide Which Riverside Park Goats Get Laid Off"
- AMNY: "Riverside Park goat Massey named the G.O.A.T. in medal ceremony"
- I Love the Upper West Side: "And the Goat Vote is in…"
- ABC7NY: "Goats honored for being baaaa-est of herd that eats invasive plants in Riverside Park, Manhattan"