Black Cat is a mysterious figure from Spider-Man's past, as mentioned in the story mission Stakeout. True to her name, she is a cat burglar who steals from the wealthy, and though Spider-Man attempted to steer her in the right direction, it seems as if she's back to her old ways. You must clear the aforementioned story mission in order to unlock Black Cat Stakeouts across the city, requiring Spider-Man to search for Black Cat collectibles with a camera in order to determine her target at each location. Clearing all stakeouts unlocks the Cat's Cradle side mission, located on the Upper West Side.
Below is a list of all stakeout locations, as well as the location of the Black Cat collectible at each one.
|Harlem||Look in the distance for a building with a large white square on the roof. This collectible can be found right by the building's chimney.|
|Upper West Side||Look for a building with a rooftop pool. Above the pool, between some skylights, is a door with a cat peeking out of it.|
|Upper East Side||Look down, toward a building with a domed roof. This cat is located to the right of the dome, peeking out of a door beside some Black Cat graffiti.|
|Midtown||This cat can be found peeking out of the door of a very low rooftop.|
|Midtown||Look to the right to find a rooftop patio. The cat can be found peeking out of the glass doors to the patio.|
|Hell's Kitchen||This collectible can be found in the store window of a building down below. The front of the building itself is decorated with Black Cat graffiti, making the window easier to locate.|
|Hell's Kitchen||This collectible can be found on a roof located between the walls of two taller buildings, below some cranes. It is partially hidden behind a vent on a wall littered with graffiti.|
|Greenwich||This cat is located on a rooftop porch to the left, sticking out of a door between two trash cans, near some orange umbrellas.|
|Greenwich||This stakeout is done as part of the introductory story mission, Stakeout.|
|Chinatown||Look slightly to the right, on a building littered with graffiti. The cat is peeking out of a skylight.|
|Financial District||Look beneath a billboard with artwork of Black Cat on it. This vent containing the cat is located on the same rooftop.|
|Financial District||Look to the roof of a narrow building with green roof tiles to find this vent on top of it, where a Black Cat collectible is peeking out.|