Friday, June 5, 2009

Mourning the loss of the Mayor of Seventh Street


The Villager brings the sad news that Pretty Boy passed away on May 19. Pretty Boy was believed to be 22 or 23. As Albert Amateau reports, "It’s impossible to say who owned Pretty Boy. The white cat walked into Mikey’s Pet Supply store at 130 E. Seventh St. in 1988 and made it his home base on the block, where the cat became known as The Mayor of Seventh St."

Pretty Boy was a favorite of several supers on the block between Avenue A and First Avenue, said Salon Seven proprietor Mark Dolengawski. “One of them said, ‘I wish I had a cool walk like that.’ It really was a cool walk, especially as he got older, it was a Zen-like stroll. It was so serene,” Dolengawski said.

[Photo via The Villager]

5 comments:

Jeremiah Moss said...

oh no! that was a nice kitteh.

Melanie said...

RIP Pretty Boy--he was great!

EV Grieve said...

They'll never be another Pretty Boy.

Karate Boogaloo said...

I remember him...RIP!

Cat Sitter in the City said...

I am so sad to hear about Pretty Boy passing away. He was a great cat and will be missed.