Check Out This Collection Containing Cute Illustrations of Brooklyn's Secret Protectors, The Bodega Cat

You may see one of them while you make your purchase in one of New York City’s numerous bodegas, but they often lurk in the shadows, guarding you and your food from afar. They are our protectors and keep our food safe, the toughest, proudest and most vigilent guards you can find are the City's Bodega cats.

Artist Sunny Eckerle has two cats herself and has always been fascinated by the bodega cats that you can find all around her borough of Brooklyn. In 2014, she decided to pay homage to them by creating this adorable series of illustrations featuring one bodega cat from Brooklyn each week. Follow Brooklyn Bodega Cats to see which cats are going to be featured next.

Julie // Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Julie // Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Thanksgiving // Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Thanksgiving // Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Deedee // Crown Heights, Brooklyn 
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Deedee // Crown Heights, Brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #brooklyn #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #brooklynbodega #catillustration #illustration #brooklynillustrators #cats #catsofinstagram #crownheights
Wolverine // Gowanus, Brooklyn

#brooklynbodegacats #brooklynbodega #brooklyn #catsofinstagram #catillustration #bodegacats #bodegacatsofnyc
Wolverine // Gowanus, Brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #brooklynbodega #brooklyn #catsofinstagram #catillustration #bodegacats #bodegacatsofnyc
Mesh-Mesh // Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

#brooklynbodegacats #clintonhill #brooklyn #bodegacatsofinstagram #bodegacats #illustration
Mesh-Mesh // Clinton Hill, Brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #clintonhill #brooklyn #bodegacatsofinstagram #bodegacats #illustration
Ketchup // Bed-Stuy
#brooklynbodegacats #brooklyn #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram
Ketchup // Bed-Stuy #brooklynbodegacats #brooklyn #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram
Lucy // Bed-Stuy
#brooklynbodegacats #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #brooklyn #illustration
Lucy // Bed-Stuy #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #brooklyn #illustration
Leslie // Greenpoint 
#brooklynbodegacats #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #brooklyn #greenpoint #illustration #catsofinstagram
Leslie // Greenpoint #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #brooklyn #greenpoint #illustration #catsofinstagram
Fifi // Crown Heights
#crownheights #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram  #bodegacats
Fifi // Crown Heights #crownheights #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #bodegacats
No Name // Greenpoint
#greenpoint #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram
No Name // Greenpoint #greenpoint #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram
Charlie // Williamsburg 
#brooklyn #williamsburg #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #brooklynbodegacats
Charlie // Williamsburg #brooklyn #williamsburg #bodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #brooklynbodegacats
Sueña // Greenpoint
#greenpoint #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #bodegacats
Sueña // Greenpoint #greenpoint #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #bodegacats
Mars // Carroll Gardens
#brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #bodegacats #carrollgardens
Mars // Carroll Gardens #brooklyn #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #bodegacats #carrollgardens
Smoochie // Greenpoint 
#greenpoint #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #bodegacats #brooklyn
Smoochie // Greenpoint #greenpoint #brooklynbodegacats #bodegacatsofinstagram #bodegacats #brooklyn

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