Many articles have been written about the iconic Equitable Building fire in New York City, but few mention Kaiser, the Equitable Fire Cat.
Archive for May, 2016
Tags: Cafe Savarin, Cat Stories, Equitable Life Building, Equitable Life Fire, FDNY history, New York History, Old New York
Tags: Cat Stories, Greenwich Village, Jessie Tarbox Beals, New York History, Old New York, Sheridan Square, Vintage Cat Photos
In Part I and Part II of this Old New York bohemian cat tale, many of the photos were taken by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals. In this final post in the series, I’ll share many of her cat photos and take you on a tour of her Sheridan Square studio in Greenwich Village.
Tags: 58 Washington Square South, 61 Washington Square South, Cat Stories, Grace Godwin's Garret, House of Genius, Jessie Tarbox Beals, New York History
Crazy Cat did not belong to any one human in particular, but rather made the rounds from one tearoom to another, no doubt dining on a few morsels or taking a cat nap near a warm fire in every establishment that would welcome him.
Tags: Cat Stories, Don Dickerman, Greenwich Village, Margaret A. Huntington, New York History, Pirate's Cave, Sheridan Square, Will o' the Wisp
You may nearly fall over the black-and-white feline which belongs to no one in any of the buildings, but which haunts them all like an unquiet ghost, and which is known by everyone as the Crazy Cat.