PHOTOS: Subway kittens find foster home in Bushwick

The two kittens who halted the Q and B lines for hours last week after getting lost on the subway tracks found a new home in Brooklyn.

Steve Liu, 25, now takes care of little August and Arthur in his Bushwick duplex, where they share a room with two other foster felines.

“These cats are a little different,” Liu said. “It’s almost like they don’t remember, or they’re not sure about humans. It’s just about gaining their trust.”

The young pair, who Liu said are now “famous hipster kittens,” are healthy, living with a scratching post and plenty of toys — and a whole lot of attention from Liu.

“They’re not causing problems, but they love to duck into dark places,” said Liu, who arranged a bunch of boxes together to mimic a tunnel, where the pair seem to calm down when they’re scared.

The kittens became a sensation last week when they were spotted on open-air subway tracks near the Church Avenue station in Flatbush.

August and Arthur, about 4 weeks old, were rescued after a few hours, managing to somewhat shake-up the mayoral race a day later. Former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota told the Daily News he wouldn’t have stopped service to save them.

Liu said he thought Lhota’s statement was a little harsh, but ultimately blown out of proportion days before the primary.

“As much as I hate train delays, I definitely would have saved them though,” Liu said.

After their dramatic rescue, the kitties moved into trendy Bushwick on Sunday, where Liu takes care of foster pets full-time.

Liu said he hopes to earn a living making multimedia content about fostering animals like August and Arthur, documenting his endeavors on his blog, Scratching Pad.

“There’s a lot of people having to trade-off a passion project, something they’re interested in, and making money,” Liu said of his work. “I don’t think that works in the long run.”

Liu said he spends most of his day caring for the cats and working on projects around them.

“As much as possible I’m trying to pet them even though sometimes they’ll climb on me and scratch all over my arms,” he said. “It’s an occupational risk.”

You can find animals like August and Arthur to adopt at Animal Care & Control of NYC.

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