people and things i encounter
while going about my business in new york city
In every New York neighborhood the strays are dominated by a ‘boss’ — the largest, strongest tomcat. But, except for the boss, there is not much organization in the street’s cat society. Within the society, however, there are three ‘types’ of cats — wild cats, Bohemians, and part-time grocery store (or restaurant) cats.
Gay Talese, in New York: A Serendipiter’s Journey, 1961.