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Monumental Dalmatian Statue at NYU Langone Health

Dalmatian with Cab Statue
All Photos By Gail

In New York City, you can discover something new and surprising every day! I was on my way to a party on East 34th Street near the FDR Drive when I found myself face to face with  a 38-foot-tall statue of a Dalmatian balancing a bright Yellow NYC Cab on her nose. Yes, I just typed that.

Spot From a Distance

The site-specific sculpture of a female Dalmatian puppy called Spot is the work of artist Donald Lipski.
Rising to the height of a three-story building, Spot serves as a lighthearted greeting for patients of the new Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, which opened on June 24th, 2018.

Spot
Balancing Act

Spot was constructed with fiberglass and steel beams in a large factory in Wisconsin before she was trucked to the city, and brought in by crane to the 34th Street construction site. The taxi cab is a real Prius (sans motor) which was donated by Toyota. When it rains, its windshield wipers will activate.

Aerial View of Spot

Spot is the perfect playful figure to introduce adults and children to Hassenfeld,” NYU Langone said in a statement. “Spot contributes to the hospital’s uplifting atmosphere, part of our commitment to helping families feel welcome, supported and at ease from the moment they walk through the doors.

Spot Can Be ‘Spotted’ on the Strip of Lawn Just Out Front of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital Entrance at NYU Langone Health,  Located at 424 East 34th Street (East of First Avenue), NYC.

Spot the Dalmatian

New Photo Added July 2020!

Dalmation Statue

Merry Christmas from New York City!

Christmas Holiday Window Display
All Photos By Gail

Store Windows Photographed on Seventh Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. Merry Christmas, to All of My Readers!

NYC Xmas Halloween Window Display

Crocheted London Taxi By Olek

Crocheted London Taxi By Olek
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I don’t think you could drive this anywhere, but it sure looks good in a parking space!

RIP Jeff Conaway

Actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his role as Bobby in the long-running TV show Taxi and for his role as Kenickie in the musical film Grease, passed away on Friday May 27, 2011, at the age of 60 from complications due to drug and alcohol abuse. A sad and senseless end for a very talented person. RIP, Jeff. May you find peace in the afterlife that you could not find while on Earth.

Awesome Image of the Day: Shark Week Pedicabs!

 

You gotta love this image. In July of 2008, The Discovery Channel used bicycle taxis as a medium to advertise their popular Shark Week programming. The “pedicabs” could be seen in New York City where drivers were outfitted as Life Guards and gave free rides to passengers for eight hours a day over the six day run of Shark Week – so cool!

Back In the New York Groove, or Something Like That

One Dead Fish

I got home from California just before midnight after waiting in line for a Taxi at Laguardia airport for – I wish I was making this up – an hour and 20 minutes, only to find / smell not one but two dead fish in the tank, due to overfeeding by their caretaker. It’s nice to know I was missed.

Memo to NYC Cab Drivers: “Pucker Up!”

Cabs

Warning: Rant Ahead 

Today is the final day of a two-day strike by NYC cab drivers in protest of a city order that they install credit-card readers and global-positioning systems in their vehicles. Those cabs that are still on the street are charging double their zone rates for all fares. As far as I’m concerned, anybody who pays that jacked up fare is an idiot and all the striking cabdrivers can bite me.

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