New York City has such a wide variety of people from all over the world that it’s one of the truly cosmopolitan cities on the planet. While New York City can be a welcoming place for immigrants, it’s also a welcoming place for cats as well.

Many New York City stores keep cats around as both companions and as hunters to rid the place of rodents. To commemorate the importance of New York City’s cats, there’s now a new book out called “Shop Cats of New York.” If your workplace is feeling stagnant, perhaps you should bring in a cat.

To see some pictures from the “Shop Cats of New York,” click here.