7 of the Most Purrfect Portraits from Felines of New York

This new blog is the cat’s meow!

Oct 29, 2015
Portrait from Felines of New York

One photographer is taking to the streets of New York to capture the city’s ordinary inhabitants as they go about their daily life, interviewing them about their past, their aspirations - and their favorite cat treat. Felines of New York (or FONY) is a spoof of the wildly popular blog, Humans of New York (or HONY), which features beautiful portraits of New Yorkers accompanied by quotes or interviews. Though the HONY blog is considered an international phenomenon with over 15 million Facebook followers, comedian Jim Tews felt that the blog was excluding a significant part of the New York population – cats. So, in honor of National Cat Day on October 29, 2015, let’s celebrate our furry, feline friends with seven of our favorite FONY photos.



“The woman has been trying to teach me to sit. Which, obviously, I know how to do. I’ll do it when she asks maybe once...

Posted by Felines of New York on Wednesday, October 14, 2015



“He doesn’t know I’m the one that keeps knocking his iPad off the table.”“I think he does.”“No way.”- Noodle, Williamsburg

Posted by Felines of New York on Tuesday, September 15, 2015



“I’m cautious. A lot of people fault me for it. Saying I’ve missed out on things. I just don’t take my lives for granted.”- Petie, Gramercy

Posted by Felines of New York on Thursday, August 27, 2015



“I think teamwork is important, we both do. It’s how you tackle big problems. You put your differences aside and,...

Posted by Felines of New York on Wednesday, July 29, 2015



“I know full well what’s bad for me, but I still want it. Self-control is the only thing that separates us from the animals.”“But you are an animal.”“I think we’re done here.”- Tiggy, Park Slope

Posted by Felines of New York on Thursday, July 30, 2015



“When I was younger, I wanted to act. I studied a lot on my own, no professional training. I still act quite often. Not...

Posted by Felines of New York on Wednesday, August 5, 2015



“I’m just so bad with names. Like, there’s a guy and a girl that live here. They’ve lived here as long as I have. but for the life of me, I cannot remember what they call each other.”- Felipe, Upper West Side

Posted by Felines of New York on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Mirele writes about everything related to doing good, with a particular interest in volunteering and social entrepreneurship, informed by her background in eco tourism.