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I Spent Final Summer time Photographing Cats In Retailers All Over NYC

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Partnered with my pal, Tamar Arslanian, I spent final summer season documenting the lives of over 40 felines residing in shops in New York Metropolis.

Our e book “Store Cats of New York” was launched in early November by HarperDesign. It has already bought out and the reprint simply hit cabinets just a few days in the past. Listed here are some outtakes and some of my favourite photographs.

Bobo: Japan Market Inc. Chinatown, Manhattan

“Whereas Bobo is vulnerable to knocking over the bamboo crops and breaking a dish or two, he’s exempt from the “You Break You Purchase” coverage prominently posted on neon-pink paper across the store.”

Bud: Chenille Cleaners. Midtown West, Manhattan

“For a kitty born at first of 2015, Bud (a woman) is already drawing a high-profile crowd at this Midtown institution.”

Bud: Chenille Cleaners. Midtown West, Manhattan

Charlie: Park Slope Copy. Park Slope, Brooklyn

“Whereas cats at a replica store could not make a lot sense at first, the institution’s proprietor identified it’s a tackle copy cat, which was virtually the store’s identify.”

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Charlie: Smoke Scene. Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Clive: Canine Kinds Boutique. Higher East Aspect, Manhattan

A cat who maintains the order in a specialised canine boutique.

Georgie & Me: Moo Footwear. Decrease East Aspect, Manhattan

An obligate carnivore residing in a vegan shoe retailer.

Ivy: Neergaard Pharmacy. Park Slope, Brooklyn

“The pharmacy took her in and named her Ivy – not after the plant, however an I.V. It’s a becoming identify not solely as a result of it’s a pharmacy however as a result of an pharmacist factors out, “she acquired underneath our pores and skin and into our hearts.”

Jack: Wine Heaven. Gramercy Park, Manhattan

“One could go as far as to name Jack spoiled, or maybe simply very fortunate. When not in his non-public loft house or getting chiropractic adjustment (he has a foul again), Jack could be discovered lounging on his “Jack Lives Right here’ doormat as followers come bearing presents within the hopes of getting on his good facet.”

Jack: Wine Heaven. Gramercy Park, Manhattan

Jasper: Flickinger Glass. Purple Hook, Brooklyn

Keetah: Bleecker Road Data. West Village, Manhattan

“There are those that come to Bleecker Road Data, on of the final old-school file shops in New York Metropolis, to not coo over the spectacular vinyl assortment however to go to a grey cat with a white heart-shaped patch on her chest.”

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Lionel: Purple Caboose. Midtown, Manhattan

“Lionel’s spot on the entrance of the shops is the proper place for folks watching, petting, treats, and-perhaps most important- bubble wrap, which he enjoys making an attempt to wrangle away from the proprietor.”

Meow Parlour. Decrease East Aspect, Manhattan

The top of store cats, a cat cafe!

Sammy: MPH. Chelsea, Manhattan

“Sammy appeared to spend most of his time on the primary desk on the entrance of the workplace belonging to Cordell, and was “serving to” him (“snoopervising”) with orders.”

Sammy: MPH. Chelsea, Manhattan

Sava: Dream Fishing Sort out. Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Spooky: On The Transfer. Park Slope, Brooklyn

“Spooky navigates the slim store with aplomb as bikes, prospects, and deliveries come and go all through the day. He’s by no means in the way in which, and at all times has one eye on the door to ensure he’s not lacking out on any motion or alternatives for affection.”

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Tiny: Group Bookstore. Park Slope, Brooklyn

“Initially the runt of a litter, in the present day Tiny lords over the Group Bookstore in Park Slope, having earned the nickname “Tiny the Usurper” (additionally his Twitter deal with).”

Sava, the duvet mannequin of my e book. Dream Fishing Sort out, Brooklyn

An outtake of Allegra of C.O. Bigelow Apothecary in Greenwich Village

“Her identify is apropos given Ian, the pharmacist and proprietor, is very allergic to cats.”

One among this stuff isn’t like the opposite. Can you notice a cat?

Right here’s Tamar with one in all our fashions on the Neergaard pharmacy in Brooklyn

Store Cats Of New York!

Right here’s the duvet picture. The e book could be discovered on-line and in shops throughout the US.