$2M Tibetan Dog & the Upper East Side

Curated by CLAI

UPPER EAST SIDE: In the 1970s and ’80s, the Upper East Side was considered plenty cool enough for young New Yorkers, even those who could afford to live anywhere they wanted. Since then, many of the young and the restless have been drawn downtown and to Brooklyn. And yet, the Upper East Side continues to house a healthy contingent of 20-somethings, thanks to rents that are more affordable than those in catnip neighborhoods.

A studio on the Upper East Side averages about $2,000 to $2,225 a month, depending on precise location, and a one-bedroom runs $2,600 to $3,100 a month.

Tibetan Mastiff

One of the Tibetan mastiff puppies (L) was sold for almost $2 million, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. (AFP/Getty Images)

MOST EXPENSIVE DOG IN THE WORD: A Tibetan Mastiff — an ancient breed of dog that looks more lion than canine — just went for nearly $2 million at a Chinese “luxury pet fair” in the eastern province of Zhejiang. The buyer, a 56-year-old property developer from Qingdao, dropped a whopping 12 million yuan on the dog. His dogs “have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs. Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our nationally treasured pandas, so the prices are so high.”

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