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EMERGENCY: Cat Stolen From Our Cat Cafe

Update: Good news! Felicia has been found, and is safe. On Tuesday evening, Felicia was stolen in her carrier from outside the Cafe on Montague Street. The man who took her was “older” and headed down Joralemon Street towards Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please contact the Cafe at  (347) 946-2286 if you see her or her carrier. Felicia […]

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EXTENDED! Cat Cafe Drive For Supplies

As we noted last week, the Cat Café is collecting clean towels, blankets, sheets, and pet beds for NYC’s Animal Care Centers. Initially slated to wrap up on Aug. 28, the drive has been extended until this Friday, September 4.  In addition, the Café is seeking donations of newspapers, either tied up or in bags, which volunteers use […]

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Cat Café Collection for Animal Care Centers

The city’s municipal animal shelters–which are required to accept any animal brought to it–are in need of clean towels, blankets, sheets, and pet beds. Our own Cat Café is coordinating collection, saving you a trip to the borough shelters. You can drop off items at the Café until Friday, August 28, from 10am – noon and 6 […]

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Xtend Barre Goes Outdoors To Support Black-Owned Businesses

For the last several months, Xtend Barre on Remsen Street has been highlighting local black-owned businesses through its online classes, and now the studio is bringing the two together. For August, Xtend Barre is partnering with String Thing Studio in north Park Slope to offer outdoor classes on the knitting store’s private patio. After each […]

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Cats In Covid Crisis

Since mid-March, I’ve been delivering cats. Not in the “giving birth” kind of delivery, but in the “ordering delivery” sense, when someone wants/needs something and someone else brings it to their door. As people began working from home, they wanted a furry companion beside them, or they had the time to devote to a new […]

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Jack the Horse Fundraiser Update

Earlier this month we posted a report from Eater about the controversy surrounding Jack the Horse’s online fundraiser, which centered on how the funds were being used. While originally understood to be going directly to the restaurant’s employees, the money was also used by owners Tim and Micki Oltmans to pay off expenses associated with the restaurant. […]

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A New Brooklyn Bridge?

Scene: You, deciding to take a scenic, leisurely stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. You, impeded by selfie-taking tourists. You, side-swiped by Tour-de-France-in-training cyclists. (I kid! I kid! Kind of.) Who among us has not grimly wished that SOMEBODY please do SOMETHING about the non-vehicular traffic on the Bridge? Fret not, neighbors: Our City Council has […]

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Controversy and Closure at Jack the Horse

Eater reports that the staff at Jack the Horse are furious at the owners for using GoFundMe donations to pay bills instead giving the money to workers unemployed when the restaurant closed as part of the Covid-19 shut-down. Update: several former JtH employees have commented on the Eater piece, calling it unfair and not representative […]

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Xtend Barre And Black-Owned Businesses: Teaming Up

In response to the recent incidents of police brutality and nationwide protests, Xtend Barre on Remsen Street is encouraging our community to take a step further and support local black-owned businesses. In an e-mail to members, Xtend’s owner Kristine Storie and the rest of the team wrote, The road to meaningful and lasting change is paved with […]

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Long Island Bar Owner’s NYT Op-Ed: Will They Be Back?

Toby Cecchini, co-owner of Long Island Bar at the corner of Henry and Atlantic, penned a despairing op-ed in The New York Times, pondering the future of New York City’s restaurant and bar scene. Cecchini was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March and spent a month in various stages of physical and emotional distress. While he is physically […]

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