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Caroline McCarthy’s Cat Café Gift, And How You Can Help

I think I followed Caroline McCarthy on Twitter before I knew that she was a neighbor or that she liked cats. She’s smart and funny and savvy and measured, and in the midst of a medium too often characterized by the incendiary, I found her tone reassuring, her insights an incentive to further reflection, rather […]

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The Cat Café Needs Your Vote

  $25,000 is up for grabs from the Petco Foundation, and your vote can help bring that money to the Cat Café and the hundreds of cats it has helped over the last few years. The Petco Holiday Wishes campaign has selected the story of Caroline and Bast as one of 50 national finalists. When the pandemic hit, […]

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Upcycling, China, And Art Unite at The Brooklyn Teacup

In the spring of 2018 while out for a run, erstwhile Brooklyn Heights resident Ariel Davis made a discovery that would eventually lead to her having to leave the neighborhood she loved. “I literally stumbled across a big set of china,” she said. “The pattern reminded me of a beautiful dress my mom wore, and […]

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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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