Photo of the Day: A Monstrous Creature Coasts Up the Hudson

Sarah B. Roberts caught site of a massive pink object being pushed up the Hudson River by what looks like a tug boat on Monday. It looks somewhat like a flamingo, but we can’t be sure.

If you are an ornithologist, please tell us what we’re looking at.

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    1. Lord Of The Slice says:

      If you are an ornithologist, please tell us what we’re looking at,

      also If you are an balloonologist, please tell us what we’re looking at.

    2. nyc10023 says:


    3. Ray Olsen says:

      Looks like a pink Shmoo (Li’l Abner, Al Capp circa 1948)

    4. dannyboy says:

      Watched a lighted billboard coast up the Hudson on Saturday.

      Times Square comes North.

      Welcome to The New Upper West Side!

      • molly says:

        Yes! I’m shocked I haven’t heard more about this. We see it a few times a week now and it’s just awful! I read there’s a lawsuit about it over zoning laws. Can’t stop soon enough!

    5. UWS_lifer says:

      I have no idea what the heck that thing is or what it’s for but I like it!!

      Reminds me of a gigantic rubber ducky I saw once. It was the size of a small building. I think it was in Chicago for something or other. Maybe I’ll google it?

      Well I was close…apparently it’s by some Dutch artist and it has been on tour all over the world. Kinda cool!

    6. Juan says:

      If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck.

    7. The Cool Boy says:

      It’s a promotion for PepsiCo. Had the same in a few other cities.

      • manhattan mark says:

        If Pepsi is promoting it’s business,then you have to choose between pepsi products or buy Pepsi stock…one will help you put on weight …the other will help you …put money in the bank. You can of course do both. Enjoy!

    8. Scott Wilks says:

      This was in Miami Beach on May 20th too! It is part of a Pepsi promotion.

    9. DD says:

      its a pepsi promo

    10. Adam Cherson says:

      I’ve heard of showboating, but this takes the cake. BTW does anyone else feel sick after drinking Diet Pepsi?

    11. Andy says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s modeled after one of these inflatable flamingo floats:

    12. Tim says:

      Monstrous creature?? Some people would say that headline qualifies as “click bait”. Just sayin’ :-/

    13. Rafi says:

      Pepsi promotion