Meet John Youngaitis, New York's Only Working Taxidermist

John Youngaitis runs Cypress Hills Taxidermy Studio in Queens, the only practicing taxidermist in the City. Now 60 years old, Mr. Yougatis has been working with dead animals almost his entire life, piecing them back together in lifelike poses for hobby and trade.

John Youngaitis is New York’s only working taxidermist. He learned the craft as a young child in his father’s shop located in East New York. When gang members started using the stuffed animals in the window for target practice, he knew it was time to leave. Take a look at his new storefront in Middle Village, Queens.

Check out the full article for more info on Youngaitis and taxidermy in the City.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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