Cube on Astor Place

Astor Place & E. 8th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Remember the Alamo? Sure you do. Although you may know it as "that giant cube thing in Astor Place that all the drunk NYU freshman like to shove around during Welcome Week." Yeah, that thing. Alamo, by Tony Rosenthal, was installed by the city in 1967 as part of the "Sculpture and the Environment" program. The rotating statue is the centerpiece of this busy square, and street performers often stage show in its berth. It is a central, convenient meeting place in the East Village, situated right in front of the Cooper Union (and K-Mart) at the entrance to the 6 train.


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