Posts Tagged ‘Old New York’

1912: The Ten Lives of Kaiser, the Equitable Life Building Fire Cat, Part II

Posted: 4th June 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Unbeknownst to the FDNY firefighters, a cat named Kaiser was trapped in the basement of the Equitable Life Building as it burned to the ground.

1912: The Ten Lives of Kaiser, the Equitable Life Building Fire Cat, Part I

Posted: 29th May 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Many articles have been written about the iconic Equitable Building fire in New York City, but few mention Kaiser, the Equitable Fire Cat.

1917: Crazy Cat and the Bohemian Greenwich Village Felines of Sheridan Square, Part III

Posted: 21st May 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

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.

1931: Toby Wendel, the French Poodle Heir With a $1 Million Dog Yard on Fifth Avenue

Posted: 27th April 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

“The public clamored for news of this wealthy family—celebrated as much for its celibacy as its eccentricity—and the press obliged. Despite a fortune built on fur and real estate, the eight Wendel siblings shunned high society, ensconcing themselves in an antiquated house of mystery amid the cacophonous commerce of midtown Manhattan. There, starved of society […]

1833: The Lion King of Greenwich Village and the Bowery, Part III

Posted: 9th April 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Part 3 of a 3-part story about Isaac Van Amburgh, the Richmond Hill estate in Greenwich Village, and New York’s Zoological Institute in the Bowery

1833: The Lion King of Greenwich Village and the Bowery, Part III

Posted: 9th April 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Part 3 of a 3-part story about Isaac Van Amburgh, the Richmond Hill estate in Greenwich Village, and New York’s Zoological Institute in the Bowery

1833: The Lion King of Greenwich Village and the Bowery, Part II

Posted: 3rd April 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Part 2 of a 3-part story about Isaac Van Amburgh, the Richmond Hill estate in Greenwich Village, and New York’s Zoological Institute in the Bowery

1881: Humpty Dumpty, Colonel Washington, and the Featured Felines of the Cat Congress on Broadway

Posted: 28th February 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Although the first National Cat Show at Madison Square Garden II in May 1895 is often cited as the first cat show in America, there were actually quite a few cat shows in New York City, including the Cat Congress at the New American Museum on Broadway.

Presentation: The Brawny Men of Old New York and the Alley Cats They Adored

Posted: 31st January 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 2 p.m. Warwick Albert Wisner Library Warwick, New York I’m taking the Hatching Cat on the road! My very first presentation will be on February 7 at the Warwick Albert Wisner Library, which was just named the Best Small Library in America 2016 by Library Journal. Over the next year […]

1894: The Irish Cat, the Spanish Duke, and New York Mayor Gilroy

Posted: 16th January 2016 by The Hatching Cat in Uncategorized

Miss Bridget Cork, a dark gray Irish cat, arrived at New York City Hall on February 14, 1894.