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Saturday, July 2, 2011


Brooklyn native Rudi looking for a playmate ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

As mentioned in my previous post I am a cat enthusiast. Today I visited my schoolmate Kristiina Wilson, who is a fabulous photographer and extraordinary patron saint of NYC felines -- and met an adorable gang of kittens for adoption. We walked in and within a few minutes a tiny little monkey walked right up to the husband and planted herself on his lap. I was so taken I did not even take any pictures. Not taking a picture is the equivalent of me being speechless and it only happens in serious moments.

We have three cats already. Yes, three. Two are close to 20 years old and 10 month old Rudi, who is sweet as pie, just like his older brothers, but who might be in need for some company of someone closer to his age.
But committing to an animal is a big decision and a family decision. Because if you are a conscientious person you could very well be embarking on a two decade long journey. If you have that in you, go for it, it is incredibly rewarding. And if you are in NYC and are looking to adopt a kitten, let me know, and I can put you in touch with Kristiina.
And while you are at it, check out her work at: www.kristiinawilson.com.

Cat Enthusiast

Catapoolooza in BK ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

My husband says I am a cat enthusiast. And that much is true. I am glad he is not calling me cat krazy or a kitten junkie. He would too, if he thought I had crossed that line.
There are so many cats in New York. Cats are good in New York. If you have a cat you will not have rodents and probably not even roaches. And New York is full of vermin. So New Yorkers have a good relationship with felines. It is a symbiotic relationship.
Brooklyn in particular is full of cats. And during kitten season you will encounter cats everywhere.
Side Note: I totally dig the above ground Brooklyn pool scene.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Six Hours in Brooklyn (Part Three)

RedHook at Sunset & Back to Manhattan ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Six Hours in Brooklyn (Part Two)

Greenpoint, Prospect Heights and RedHook ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Six Hours in Brooklyn (Part One)

Onions Flowering, America and Brooklyn Beauty ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Last weekend we spent mostly in Brooklyn. Saturday I think we walked for six hours straight. My idea of a good time. Minette graciously took us in for a little while, fed and re-hydrated us. Thank you!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday This & That

At the Angelika's last week. Aza deserves all the accolades. ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

Avalanche! Terri is being very well received and there are a tons of interviews to read with Aza right now. Here are some links: www.thelmagazine.com and www.online.wsj.com.

At Pride people expressed their gratitude to Governor Cuomo. ©Nina Buesing Corvallo

I was so thrilled with Governor Cuomo last Friday when The Same Sex Marriage Bill passed, but I am not happy with the governor this week.
Gov. Cuomo is seeking to lift the NY ban on hydrofracking.
I know we are more and more people on this tiny earth. But I think lifting the ban, even if only partially, is as things stand, a mistake. Have you seen Gasland? If not I would recommend watching it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Terr Bear

Last night Ida and I finally saw Midnight in Paris. I really liked it and was just blown away that this is Woody Allen's 41st film.
During the previews, the Angelika showed the trailer for Terri - Aza's new flick, that is receiving great reviews. Even The New Yorker likes it! Terri opens this Friday, July 1, 2011.

courtesy Ato Pictures/Azazel Jacobs

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Pride, New York!

The Empire State Building dressed for Pride. ©Nina Buesing Corvallo