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Friday, August 5, 2011

On Herald Square and Bodega Cats

34th Street, NYC
Photo by myself around 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, in Herald Square.

The best time for photos is right around sunset. Just about everyone looks their best.

There's not much going on here in New York. We are all enjoying the last hurrahs of summer. The weather has been strangely good recently, not overly hot.


The Times is currently honoring a very specific New York animal, the cats that live in and work in bodegas. Bodegas are hispanic/Spanish convenience stores you find on many street corners in New York.

It's not uncommon for bodegas to have cats living there, to ward off mice. The cats sometimes come out to the sidewalk but generally stay indoors.

Readers are encouraged to send in photos and descriptions of bodega cats they know. A slideshow will be compiled from the submissions.

The video from the Times' article.

For the article in the Times, click here.

Related posts: Start Spreading the News, Strolling Down Fifth Avenue, Hand in Hand and Lost in a Crowd, in Midtown.


RedPat said...

I think that it is a great idea to have cats in a store for rodent control but the public health people here go ballistic about such a thing.

Herald Towers said...

First off, that is a great shot. Herald Square is perfect for people watching. Secondly, the bodega cat video is too funny!