Directed by: Ken Jacobs
Synopsis: A compilation of silent film clips showing the bustling commercial district on Orchard Street in Lower East Side New York.
Reality Cats: There are several cats seen throughout this 12 minute film. Most of them appear to be feral street cats. The first is a group of three cats shown at the end of a collection of shots of people eating. A white cat picks up something in its mouth (it kind of looks like an orange) and carries it away while two tuxedo cats watch.
There is a very quick shot of a sickly-looking stray at a point where the film seems to have been spliced, so the cat is only on screen for a mere second.
Another cat is shown sitting on a board alongside a staircase and moves away from the camera before jumping down.
Finally a black cat is seen running along a curb and then ducks beneath a car during a segment showing the street cleaners.
Final Mewsings: Cats are also a part of New York history.