Penguin-Jackson-Heights-w-boy-and-Tux-feet.JPGJackson Heights, New York, February 15, 2009 - In January 2009 Wink The Penguin, who stood on a boulder at the south end of the Elm-Jack Mall, at the intersection of 75th Street and 37th Road, vanished. Chicknapping is suspected. Wink, a 22″ high bronze statue of a penguin was installed in 1995.

City officials have been notified with inquires made of the Police, Parks, and Transportation Departments by Council Member Helen Sears. But at present his whereabouts remains a mystery. 

Fliers requesting help have been posted locally.Linux-Tux-small.JPGWe also call upon the Linux collaboration, with Tux the penguin its mascot, to help secure Wink’s return. We’ve long supported that free and open source software movement and call upon the global penguin community to help determine Wink’s whereabouts by monitoring online channels. Anyone with information should email it to

Follow the search for Wink. (Commons photo courtesy voteprime.) 

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Filed February 15th, 2009 under Civics
  1. Tom,

    Good luck with your efforts to participate in the acquisition of .nyc.


    Comment by Observer on February 21, 2009 at 2:58 am

  2. See the new photo of a suspicious fellow near Wink’s boulder.

    Comment by Thomas Lowenhaupt on March 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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