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Targette, the Sister of Target the Coney Island Arcade Cat.  Photo © Charles Denson

Targette, the Sister of Target the Coney Island Arcade Cat. Photo © Charles Denson

In our post about yesterday’s devastating fire at the Coney Island Arcade Building, we wondered about the fate of the cats who lived there.

Charles Denson just wrote with the good news that Target escaped the fire when the firemen cut the gates, and the sad news that his sister Targette (aka Targeretty) died in the fire. The firemen found her in the office where she probably died of smoke inhalation. Here’s Charlie’s portrait of her.

We’d been taking pix of Target the Coney Island Cat since 2007, but had never glimpsed his shy sister until this year. Targeretty would hide out in the office of the Coney Island Arcade while the gregarious Target made his rounds of the arcade and games and rides on the Bowery. Target will miss his little sister.

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