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Giant Dalmatian with Real Taxi on its Nose Comes to Midtown
This 2 1/2-story Dalmation has moved into midtown. The dog is named “Spot” and it lives at 34th Street and First Ave. The car on its nose is a real taxi. The insides have been gutted but its lights turn on and the windshield wipers come on in the rain. [AJ Mester]] 00:35--00:43 “I like it. It’s a cool little statue. It’s got an iconic New York taxi on top of a dog. It’s really cool. It’s big. I don’t know, it’s a good addition to the neighborhood.” [[Julie]]] [[00:44-00:56]] “Unfortunately, it looks to me a little bit as though like the taxi fell off the building which is a little bit concerning, but I appreciate that it’s unusual and original.” The statue was erected outside the upcoming NYU Langone Hassenfeld Children's Hospital. Artist Donald Lipski said he made it playful so it would distract those arriving for even the most serious procedures. The 38-foot sculpture was made in Wisconsin and trucked to New York.