8. Creeper and Scuzzball (Formerly at Bleecker Street Records)
West Village icons, Creeper (or Keetah) and Scuzzball, were the brother-sister feline mascots at Bleecker Street Records, a neighborhood record store near Washington Square Park that sells vinyls, cassettes, CDs, DVDs and other paraphernalia.
Scuzzball passed away in 2014, and Creeper in October 2016, according to a Facebook post. “She’s up in rock & roll kitty heaven with her brother, Scuzzball, and probably sitting on David Bowie’s lap on a sparkling cloud floating somewhere above Manhattan,” the post states. “Thank you to everyone who’s been through and loved all up on her over the years. We’re all heartbroken here at BSR, but it’s fun to see almost 400 posts about her with #CreeperTheCat. She was a loved kitty.”