We have wondered why people put their cats on leashes and it seems the only answer is "Why not?" Today, the NY Times' City Section confirms that answer, with a charming article about Corcoran broker Court Hassinger whose Abyssinian Radar enjoys constitutionals around the Upper West Side.

In spite of Radar's previous escapes and in spite of people asking, "Is that a rat there on the end of that leash?”, Hassinger takes Radar (who he "met on the Internet"--hee!) to Central Park and there's an accompanying slideshow (our favorite). And in honor of this story, we present some photographs of other intrepid New Yorkers who bring their felines out for strolls.