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A 1,500-Pound Dog Checks Into the New York Palace

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May 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM | by | ()

Hmm, we wonder what the pet fee would be for a pooch like this one, which weighs 1,500 pounds? Clearly, The New York Palace doesn't have a pet weight limit, because this guy recently moved into the hotel's Palace Gate courtyard.

His name? Doggy John. And he's one seriously expensive pup, valued at $500,000. Yes, it's because he's a work of art--an 8-foot sculpture that took French Artist Julien Marinetti seven weeks to create.

Doggy John will be display at Palace Gate through the fall, making for some fun photo ops if you feel posh enough to dine at the restaurant.

Or perhaps you could just drop by for a cocktail. Conveniently, the Palace is serving a special "Dogtail" to celebrate Doggy John's time in residence. Since it's Friday, and a long-weekend Friday to boot, here's the recipe so you can get started on your Summer Cocktail fest.

The Dogtail

· 1.5oz vodka
· 1oz pomegranate juice
· 0.5oz raspberry tea syrup
· 0.5oz lemon juice
· Serve on the rocks


[Photo: The New York Palace's Facebook page]

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