Urban Fur: Manhattan Avenue

August 20, 2014 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Fur 

Mini Mart 1 nys

Mini Mart 2 nys

This magnificent beast’s place of enjoyment is the Mini Mart at 711 Manhattan Avenue. As you can see she opted to spend this lovely day in the shade watching the world go by. And, as I learned, I too was being watched. Noticing my interest in this comely cat a few fellows decided to give her head rubs and yours truly a little art direction. More specifically: they wanted me to shoot a photo of her from this angle.

By Request

We all agreed this one did not quite work.

She stopped being cute.

One of my collaborators noted. To wit I replied:

Of course she stopped being cute. She’s a cat. If you want cuteness on demand ask a dog.

Urban Fur: White Whisker

Taken May 26, 2014.

Urban Fur: The Best Bodega Cat In Brooklyn, R.I.P.

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notes

Last night the Mister and yours truly were walking down Lorimer Street. As we approached Meeker Avenue, I excitedly told him we were about to pass the bodega that the fittingly-named furkid, Tank, called his place of work and play.  You can undoubtedly understand my sadness, gentle readers, when I happened upon the above memorial. Rest in peace, big boy, you are and will continue to be missed.

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You can see more shots of this handsome fellow in his resplendent, super-sized glory by clicking here.

Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: Goodbye

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RIP

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It is with a heavy heart I relay that one of Manhattan Avenue’s most beloved citizens is no longer with us. As a woman I saw crying upon reading the above heartfelt eulogy clearly attests: she is missed by many.

ROAR

H/T: to Greenpointers for breaking this distressing news.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Cattitude!

December 22, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

#very #nice #cat on #manhattan #ave #greenpoint , #brooklyn

This portrait of one of yours truly’s favorite bodega cats comes courtesy of Will Star.

Urban Fur: Night Watch

August 25, 2012 ·
Filed under: Carroll Gardens, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Urban Fur 

From Smith Street.

Urban Fur: Daisy

This photograph pretty much settles it: this lass is yours truly’s favorite shop cat in the Garden Spot!

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Meet The Iron Lady

August 18, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11232, Sunset Park, Sunset Park Brooklyn 

This afternoon/evening yours truly went on a photo walk with a frequent contributor of my photo pool: Carnade. Knowing my affection for Mexican culinary items we decided to check out Sunset Park. He played tour guide. Where he went, I followed. One of the stops we made was at the above bodega: Sam’s Grocery. It is, as I learned, a very curious place. For starters I met Sam: he is Lebanese. For those of you playing along at home (and to make it perfectly clear) we are in a bodega which sells Mexican groceries whose (very nice) proprietor hails from the Middle East. Stuff such as this is why I love New York City. But it gets much more interesting, as you will see.

Meet Sam’s bodega cat in residence. Carnade inquired as to what this fetching feline’s name was.

Thatcher.

Sam replied. Carnade and I couldn’t believe what we just heard so we asked again.

Thatcher, you know after the British Prime Minister. It’s a nice name, yes?

Sam said.

Me (once I absorbed what I have just heard):

I guess it depends on one’s politics.

Then Carnade asked the $64,000 question:

Do you like Margaret Thatcher?

To wit Sam gave the coup de grace:

No, I hate her.

And then he proceeded to explain why. Inasmuch I could ascertain Sam’s dislike of Ms. Thatcher had something to do with Cyprus. Exactly why Sam elected to name this (very friendly) cat after the Iron Lady remains a mystery. Methinks it is probably better that way.

Miss Heather

Urban Fur: Meet Tank

July 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Crazy Cat Lady, Urban Fur, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

The Mister and I encountered this rather substantial dude at a bodega on Lorimer Street.

Per a woman exiting this establishment his name is Tank.

It suits him well.

Miss Heather

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