Astor Place Cube Gets A Sprucing

After two more years of hard living out on the streets of New York City, the Astor Place cube is getting the spa treatment. In 2005, the cube, formally known as Alamo by Tony Rosenthal, needed a TLC session and had to be removed from its perch because the 2,500-pound sculpture was tilting and dangerous.

This time around it's just getting a three-day touch-up including a new paint job and a special anti-graffiti coating, the parks department said.

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