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July 6, 2007

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

RIP Pioneer Bar. We miss you and your back garden. And Ferris aka Sgt. Pickles the Cat.

  1. Bars
  2. Cats
  3. Sunken treasure
Details after the jump.

Over the last few years, Alexis and I spent a good amount of time at the Pioneer Bar. There was nothing particularly special about the place other than that it was right down the street from us- reliably open with a nice back patio, somewhat reliable bbq and beer, and later a grey tuxedo cat named Ferris* (whom they named Sgt. Pickles), a stray who adopted the bar and was in turn adopted by the people who worked there. They also helped host our wedding march after party, probably one of the best days that we ever had. Pioneer's gate has been locked for a few weeks now...and it looks like it's for good. I wonder what will move in.

* I loved Ferris. He would have made a good boyfriend for Olive.

Sunken Treasure
Another Red Hook goner that I forgot to post last month - one of my favorite old abandoned houses on King Street off of Richards, there when we left for Turkey, completely gone when we returned. This place had been sinking into the ground for a while and was probably past the point of salvage but regardless, it was a pretty little house, at least in my eyes. Again, I wonder what will move in. Another ugly condo tower, perhaps?

The other day, somebody actually asked me if we still had cats, as I hadn't written about them in a while. Yes, the cats still exist and are currently earning their keep in kilos of fur that they shed daily for the black market. Here's a short clip of Irving and Olive. Well, to be more accurate, a confused cameo by Irving and a brief glimpse into Olive's infatuation with running water. Hint: she loves to involve her entire head/neck in the process.

P.S. Bonus Lil'O-Oy shot:

Posted by callalillie at July 6, 2007 6:26 AM | Feline Musings , I Love Buildings , Red Hook


Irving and Olive are so adorable.

Posted by: jenblossom at July 6, 2007 11:02 AM

We have noticed "Brenda" playing and drinking from every running water source in the house.
She has her water dish, but loves the excitment of water faucets and showers.
We think she is very intellegent and needs the extra activity to keep her stimulated.
We refer to her, as a water cat.

Posted by: Petrie at July 6, 2007 11:35 AM

Indeed, they are my little cuties.

Posted by: corie at July 6, 2007 12:42 PM

What? Pioneer Bar is gone? How depressing. Sometimes I wonder if I'm even going to recognize half of New York by the time I get back.

Posted by: yp at July 6, 2007 3:53 PM

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