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Eshete: Cobble Hill Brooklyn

This is the sixth picture I have posted of Eshete, the "catman" of Columbia St. The rest are here:

Eshete

 

I have known him now for over five years, walking by almost daily, and look forward to our chats. Despite having some serious issues, he has always been super sweet and nice to me. He is obsessed with his cats, riding his bike from upper manhattan every day to spend afternoons with them.

 

I don't know his full history, I am polite enough not to pry. I do know that he's had a rough life. He was the only member of his family to survive the Ethiopian civil war and spent many years after as a refugee in Northern Sudan.

 

A geography nut, every one of his cats is named after a place: Congo, Damascus, Venice, Rico (Puerto that is), etc.

 

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Taken on May 5, 2011