>> Brooklyn, already the capital for hipster millennials is now the hottest summer destination for another group, goats. I'm Conrad Gibbons in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Eight goats have been given a summer job. Their job is to eat up as many invasive plants, like poison ivy, as they can. And this group has a hearty appetite, they can eat up to four times their weight.
The goats chomped through three acres of park land so voraciously that their summer job is being shortened by a couple of weeks.>> If you go right to the fence->> Even though they've become a park attraction. Jealous of the success at Prospect Park, another set of the herbivores are making their temporary home in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
These four goats join a growing trend, city dwellers using farm animals as an environmentally friendly way to get rid of unwanted greenery, while at the same time bringing a little country civility to the urban jungle. Environmentalists say it's a pesticide-free, cost-effective way of controlling nature in costly cities where space comes at a premium.
With multimillion dollar price tags for properties on the Brooklyn waterfront, the goats may be getting the better end of the deal getting a spectacular view that most New Yorkers wish they could afford