Posts Tagged ‘deli cats’

The cat who lived in a Bowery dive bar

February 28, 2011

Minnie, the tabby cat currently residing at McSorley’s in the East Village (and facing a lawsuit), isn’t the first feline to make her home in a downtown drinking establishment.

This sly tuxedo kitty can be seen in a couple of 1940s photos of Sammy’s Bowery Follies—a legendary 1890s-style saloon at 267 Bowery that was part fleabag dump and part tourist trap.

No saucer of milk for this street cat. When a patron at Sammy’s nodded off, he made his move.

Fulton Street feline protects his turf

May 13, 2008

It’s tough out there on the mean streets of Clinton Hill. This little guy is the house cat at a local bodega, but he really likes sitting by that tire.