Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Eshete
This chap is a big favorite of yours truly (real men love cats) and Chris Arnade (who took the above photograph). He writes:
This is the sixth picture I have posted of Eshete, the “catman” of Columbia St. The rest are here.
I have known him now for over three years, walking by almost daily, and look forward to our chats. Despite having some serious issues, he has always been super sweet and nice to me. He is obsessed with his cats, riding his bike from upper Manhattan every day to spend afternoons with them.
I don’t know his full history, I am polite enough not to pry. I do know that he’s had a rough life. He was the only member of his family to survive the Ethiopian civil war and spent many years after as a refugee.
A geography nut, every one of his cats is named after a place: Congo, Damascus, Venice, Rico (Puerto that is), etc.