Selina Kyle answers reader questions.
Where in Gotham is the East End-
that section of the city Selina is the protector of (in the current comic
As with most subjects
connected to me, the Gotham Post (editorís note: thatís the
comics in your world) is somewhat confused. What I can only guess
they are referring to as the "East End" is New
Yorkís Lower East Side in your world, which was historically
associated with tenements and pushcarts during the great waves of
immigration in the 19th and early 20th Century. While today LES has
its share of eclectic boutiques and restaurants, it is simply not my kind
of neighborhood. If I were inclined to attach myself to some part of
the city and declare myself its "protector," that wouldnít be
it. The implication that I actually have ties to the area
only shows that tabloidís ignorance of my true
is that there actually is an East End in uptown
Gotham, not far from my old apartment on the Upper East Side overlooking
Robinson Park. East End Avenue, to be precise, known to many a
socialite hopping the Hamptons Jitney.
we say in the real neighborhood,
Additional Note: While Catwoman does continue to prowl those areas of the
city she considers her territory, these areas are the same she prowled when
actively practicing as Gothamís premiere art and jewel thief. The areas
consist largely of Museum Row, the upscale condos flanking the park on the upper
east side and upper west side, the wholesale diamond district, the galleries of
Madison Avenue, the jewelers on Fifth, etc. Crimefighting rarely occurs
during these prowls, as she has said many times "Thatís his kink, not
mine." When it does, Selina is always reluctant to admit to it.
However it is fair to say that, regardless of the occasional criminal-pummeling
for reasons of her own, stopping crime and protecting neighborhoods is not the
reason she prowls.