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Who We Are

Bodega Cats of New York is where local artistry meets feline fascination. Born from a shared appreciation for New York's bodega cats, our collective includes artists and cat lovers dedicated to capturing the essence of these city-dwelling felines. Through our art and merchandise, we aim to highlight the unique charm these cats bring to urban life.

Our Inspiration
In the city's endless hustle, bodega cats stand as serene figures, embodying the resilient and unpretentious spirit of New York. These interactions, often brief yet memorable, inspire us. We channel this inspiration into our work, creating pieces that resonate with anyone who’s felt a connection with a bodega cat. It's about celebrating the small, everyday moments that add warmth to our urban experiences.


What We Offer
Our lineup goes beyond traditional art prints to include a variety of merchandise, each piece designed with the bodega cat in mind. From comfortable t-shirts and hoodies to unique hats and totes, our products are made for those who want to carry a piece of New York’s heart with them. Our collection serves as a tribute to the bodega cats' understated yet significant role in our communities, making the mundane extraordinary.

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Our Craftsmanship
We pride ourselves on our commitment to craftsmanship and the collaborative spirit of our local artists. This ensures that each product not only reflects the eclectic vibe of New York’s streets but also stands the test of time. From the initial design to the final product, we pay close attention to detail, ensuring that our customers receive something truly special and authentic to the city's character.

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Your Part in Our Story

By choosing from our collection, you're not just buying a product; you're becoming a part of a larger narrative. You're supporting the arts, celebrating the cultural tapestry of New York, and keeping the legacy of its bodega cats vibrant and alive. Each purchase is a step towards preserving these stories and sharing them with the world.

Dive into our collection and let the spirit of New York's bodega cats inspire your everyday life. Find that perfect piece that speaks to you, bringing the essence of the city and its feline guardians closer to home.

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Our collective

Bodega Cats of New York wasn't always a team of artists! We began in 2020 as a group of cat-loving friends, just like you. But our passion for feline companions took a whiskered turn when we decided to focus on creating art celebrating everyone's favorite New Yorkers: bodega cats.

Our founder, Dan, first saw the magic of bodega cat art at a New York show. Inspired by the connection people felt, he knew this was something special. That's how Bodega Cats of New York was born!

Today, we're a team of six artists – Dan Rimada, Raquel Serafino (Artist and our Social Media Manager), Beny Cahya (Artist), and more – each contributing their unique artistic styles to capture the quirky charm of these beloved bodega residents.