While New Yorkers have been consumed by the stock market meltdown, a tiny little pet store quietly opened four days ago at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City.
There are no puppies or kittens in the windows here.
Instead, a live leopard lounges on a tree in the window.
Or is it?
In other windows, things get a bit more bizarre.
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets sip barbecue sauce. A rabbit puts on her makeup. A CCTV camera nurtures its young.
Clearly, that this isn’t your typical pet store.
So who’s the “owner” of the Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill at 89 West 7th Avenue?
Banksy’s “The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill”