A new New York City art installation is turning heads and is possibly breaking records.

Extremely Large Hot Dog Appears in Time Square

Yesterday a 65-foot-long hot dog statue appeared smack dab in the middle of New York City. To be honest, stranger things have happened in New York City, but it had New Yorkers turning their head.

Of course, it's not just a random hot dog. There's a story and meaning behind it. The large hot dog is part of an art installation called Hot Dog in the City created by artists Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw. The installation is part of Times Square Arts program.

According to the Times Square Arts website, Hot Dog in the City is "equal parts spectacle, celebration, and critique" while Catron and Outlaw "symbolically supersize the all-American hot dog to examine consumption, capitalism, class, and contemporary culture."

Time Square Arts explains Catron and Outlaw's "colossal frank also serves as a Trojan horse for deeper dialogue." The installation draws parallels between the history of the hot dog and American culture as a whole according to the website and will also she light on topics "such as street vending as an immigrant experience, the underbelly of the meat industry, the patriarchy of meat-eating, and American politics."

Visit Record-Breaking Weiner in NYC Until June

The hot dog sculpture is 65 feet long making it the Worlds Largest Hot Dog Sculpture. Hot Dog enthusiasts can visit the Hot Dog in The City installation until June 13th, 2024 for free.

You can find the project at Broadway & 46th St.

Every day at noon the Hot Dog will have a confetti celebration! Plus, there are a ton of events going on around the Frankfurter including Condiment Wars: A Wrestling Match on Friday, May 3rd which features EWA and Choke Hole.

On Friday, May 10th, from 5 pm until 6 pm, Hot Dog in the City will host The Hottest Dog Show: A Canine Beautify Pagent with the folks from the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog.

And, yes...of course there will be a Hot Dog Eating Contest with Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs on Friday, May 17th at 12 pm.

What's Your Favorite Condiment?

Hot Dog in The City is also holding a pretty interesting poll. Because of course, you need a condiment debate when talking about hot dogs!

On the Hot Dog in the City website, they're asking visitors to cast their vote for "The People's Condiment" asking "Which Hot Dog Condiment Reigns Supreme?"

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You can choose from Mustard, Ketchup, Relish, Onions, Pickles, Chili, cheese, Mayo, and Tomatoes.

Which one is your favorite? For me, I'm going with relish.

Hungry for a Hudson Valley Hot Dog? Check out These Locations

Are you craving a hot dog now? Yeah, me too. Thankfully, there is no shortage of hot dog vendors around the Hudson Valley, including Big Mark and his gourmet glizzies in the Highland area.

Chow Down on 'Gourmet Glizzies' at this Highland, NY Hot Dog Truck

The unofficial start to summer is here, which means eating hot dogs should be a daily activity. Check out these delectable, gourmet glizzies from Mark's Hot Dogs in Highland.

Gallery Credit: Big Mark's Hot Dogs

There are also a ton of food trucks in the region, some of which serve up a delicious dog. Do you have a favorite?

Hudson Valley Food Trucks and What They Offer

How about this for a summer road trip: Upstate NY Hot Dog Road Trip Adventure. Maybe stop at one of these highly recommended locations:

"Hot Dog! Get Your Hot Dog!" 12 Great Upstate NY Places for an Epic Hot Dog

Summertime and the grilling is easy! There are hundreds of places to get a good hot dog in the Empire State. I mean, they are basically a food staple in many regions, including Upstate New York, right?. With summer well under way, here are a dozen places to get an awesome hot dog (or two)!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

 

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