Koneko Cat Cafe Debuts on Clinton Street Today

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:18 am

So, it turns out America’s first “authentic Japanese-style cat cafe” needed an extra two days to put things in order. The Koneko cat cafe will actually open today, as opposed to its initial goal of Monday afternoon. “Opening up the shop has been like herding cats…literally,” Koneko owner Benjamin Kalb wrote on its Facebook page. “We’re therefore […]

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Get Ready for Koneko, the Newest Cat Cafe on the Lower East Side

Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

Let the cat fighting begin. The Lower East Side will soon have two cat cafes to its name. A year after Meow Parlour debuted down on Hester Street, the concept found another taker. Principal Benjamin Kalb is installing “America’s first authentic Japanese Cat Cafe” at 26 Clinton Street. It’s called Koneko, which translates to “kitten,” […]

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The Cat’s Meow: A First Look at the Meow Parlour on Hester Street

Posted December 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

Here is the first public view of the highly-anticipated Meow Parlour at 46 Hester Street. The brown window shades were removed over the weekend to reveal the hype within. Block lettering sitting front-and-center announces the imminent arrival with an all-caps “MEOW.” Online reservations to hang out with the rescue kitties went live last week, presumably as […]

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‘Meow Parlour’ on Hester Street is Your Best Chance to Play with Cats in Cafe Setting

Posted November 14, 2014 at 5:48 am

Catching up on some news from yesterday. A permanent cat cafe is coming to the Lower East Side. Yes, this is now a thing. It was only a matter of time before this happened, especially after the success of the Purina pop-up at 168 Bowery over the summer. Meow Parlour, born and bred by Christina […]

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Meet 5 of the Bodega Cats Defending Ludlow Street [PHOTOS]

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:48 pm

One of the greatest parts about being in the city with someone who WAS of legal age to drink was what we dubbed “The Deli Tour.” This form of partying involved sending an adult emissary into a bodega, where that person would purchase the appropriate number of beers in brown bags, always with a straw. […]

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Did You Wait 8 Hours to Get Into the Cat Café Pop-Up on the Bowery?

Posted April 29, 2014 at 9:30 am

This past weekend, New Yorkers had the opportunity to roll out of bed, pick up a cup of coffee and take home a feline in the process. Purina ONE opened The Cat Café, a four-day-only pop-up on the corner of Bowery and Kenmare Streets. The shop was stocked with coffee and cappuccino (topped off with […]

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‘The Cat Show’ Exhibit and Adoption Event Begins Friday

Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:24 am

“The Cat Show,” which opens at the White Columns gallery this week, will feature work by over 50 artists accompanying a “Cats In Residence” adoption program.

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Guan Gong Temple Cat Gone Missing

Posted April 29, 2013 at 6:30 am

The feline who lives in the Guan Gon Temple on Broome Street has reportedly gone missing. A concerned Boogie regular sends us the following note about “Do Do.” Anyone who’s walked down Broome between Eldridge and Forsyth probably knows “Do Do” – the temple cat at the Guan Gong Temple, 294 Broome. He’s often sitting stoically […]

Hanksy’s “Feral Cats” of Freeman’s Alley

Posted June 18, 2012 at 6:28 am

The photogenic corridor of creativity that is Freeman’s Alley recently birthed a litter of Hanksy pasters.

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New Moo Shoes Totes Honor Dead Store Cat “Bowery”

Posted May 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

Shiva already ended, but Moo Shoes is still very much in mourning after the loss of their beloved store cat, Bowery.

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