Meow Parlour Fundraising After Vandals Shatter Front Window

Posted on: May 31st, 2018 at 5:05 am by

Photo: Meow Parlour Facebook

Monday night, in the waning hours of Memorial Day weekend, vandals reportedly attacked Meow Parlour on Hester Street. Half the glass window shattered.

“Fortunately, [the window] didn’t collapse and no cats were harmed,” Meow Parlour noted on Facebook. “We are very grateful to our neighbors who alerted us so that we could immediately secure the glass. We are heartbroken but so relieved our cats are OK.”

Ownership now seeks contributions to help repair the floor-to-ceiling front window of the popular cat cafe. As of today, the crowdfunding effort has raised more than $1,800 from dozens of concerned customers.

Meow Parlour was founded in December 2014 by Simon Tung and Christina Ha, also behind the seven-year-old Macaron Parlour. The latter business moved down beside its sister company last summer, having relocated from the East Village.

Recent Stories

Levain Bakery to Open First Downtown Location on Lafayette Street Next Week

In a first, Levain Bakery is headed downtown. News that we first reported in March 2019. Now, more than a year after breaking the news, the sweets shops confirms that next Wednesday (February 26) is the opening date at 340 Lafayette Street (at Bleecker Street). Teaser signage in the window had promised this debut as […]

Hoy Wong Restaurant Fades After 42 Years on Mott Street

A Chinatown stalwart is now retired. The Hoy Wong restaurant at 81 Mott Street closed down last weekend. A handwritten sign on the front door explains that the lease was up, and ownership elected to retire instead of renew. The eatery spent 42 years in the neighborhood and a popular pit-stop for locals and tourists. […]

Scarr’s Pizza is Planning a Second Location at a Midtown Food Hall

Out of nowhere, news that Scarr’s Pizza is expanding to include a second city location this spring. Eater had the scoop yesterday, citing the website of the architecture firm Le Whit, which lists the pizzeria as client. The new location is similarly small – 250 square-feet, but “reiterating the restaurant’s current branding” with its “retro […]

Talkin’ ’bout My Generation: Memories of Bill Graham and the Fillmore East

While working on our story about the new “Bill Graham and The Rock & Roll Revolution” exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, this reporter started collecting personal stories and memories of Graham’s legendary music venue, the Fillmore East. Located on Second Avenue and East 6th Street, the building began life in 1926 as The Commodore, […]

Chatham Square Library Closed for ‘Building Repairs’ Until Next Month

The Chatham Square Library is currently down for maintenance. The so-called “building repairs and improvements” are scheduled to last through February 29, with the library itself to reopen the following Monday (March 2). Until then, borrowers can return books and periodicals to the Seward Park branch just down East Broadway. The Chatham Square branch of […]