Bodega Cats In Their Own Words is a wonderful web series from WNYC that tells the stories of different cats who reside in various corner stores (bodegas) around New York City and all its boroughs. Each cat’s story is told in the first person, incorporating in what life had been before the store.
There’s no cat quite like the New York City bodega cat—killer of rats, fixture of the detergent aisle, silent observer of the human condition. If only these cats could talk. Well, now they can. In this episode, Oliver talks about the luxuries of bodega life, and how one Upper West Side lady saved him from the streets of Yonkers.
Carmel is a fixture of this Polish deli, where dodging kielbasa and pouncing on pickles is all in a day’s work.
Everyone knows cats can’t talk, not even bodega cats. So we asked the bodega owners to let the cat out of the bag and they did not pussyfoot around. Imad tells us about Victoria’s comings and goings. Sam gives us the scoop on Sheeba.