13 November, 2023

Postcards from NYC: Stray Cats

More feline shenanigans in New York City:

1. The Algonquin Hotel Cat

Image borrowed from social media
Just a few blocks from the New York Public Library building, is The Algonquin Hotel.

The Algonquin is famous as the meeting place for a group of writers, critics, actors, and wits, gathering for lunch each day at the Algonquin Hotel from 1919 until roughly 1929.

However, the REAL celebrity are the resident cats, since the 1920's; males are named Hamlet, females are Matilda.

Unfortunately, Hamlet was busy elsewhere in the hotel when we stopped by for a visit.

The doorman gave me a Hamlet postcard!

2. Cat attire as seen on the street:
Love this sweater!

We attended a comedy show here!
Okay, the truth is that the comedians were only so-so, and each one said 'we were a tough crowd'.

Maybe they each needed better material, as the emcee got more laughs than any of the dudes.

My favorite lines were from a comedian relating stories of working at a convenience store during the early days of the pandemic, when a someone robbed him, then stuck around because neither of them had talked to anyone for a long time.

We had an exciting time driving through Times Square via Uber that night; no photos to show of the lights, the huge advertising signs, and the hoards of people.


  1. That is a pity that Hamlet wasn't around to greet you. Looks like you had a great time in NY.

  2. Glad to hear you had a good time in NYC. Back when dad was still making regular trips to Brooklyn he and mom took the ferry over and walked all 'round Time Square, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center and all.

  3. Sounds like you had a great evening out. Love the robber that stuck around to talk to someone. I laughed out loud.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  4. That sweater is just too cute. :D Thank you for sharing and be well, my dear.

  5. That's very neat, visiting the Algonquin Hotel. It's good to know it's still in business.

  6. I love the Algonquin. We stayed there when the last Matilda lived there. XO

  7. I enjoyed NYC once upon a time and I'm glad you had fun!

  8. NYC is such a vibrant energetic and fascinating city.
    Glad you got to go and do/see so much!

  9. You'll never see all of NYC, but it's fun to try.


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