Astor Place Cube

MUD Coffee Returned to Astor Place this Week with Astor Plate Kiosk

Last modified July 21, 2017 at 8:03 am

With years of construction upgrades finally in the rearview, the redesigned Astor Place just brought more food options to the area. And with familiar faces. MUD Coffee (sans truck) made its return this week as part of a new snack stand by Perry Mallas called Astor Plate. The Village Alliance, the business improvement district behind […]

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Seven ‘Mosaic Trail’ Light Poles Reinstated Around the Reconfigured Astor Place

Posted November 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last week was a busy one in the reconfigured (nay, sanitized) Astor Place. The pedestrian plaza is officially “reopened” after two years under the knife, and the Alamo Cube is again spinning. The final component to complete the trifecta – Jim Power’s Mosaic Trail light poles – is also in place. Seven of the Mosaic […]

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After 2 Years of Restoration, the Astor Place Alamo Cube is Spinning Again

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:11 am

And with the snip of the scissors, nearly seven years of traffic hinderance and headaches are gone, albeit ceremonially. Indeed, the $16 million Astor Place/Cooper Square Reconstruction Project – a Bloomberg-era vision to transform the East Village – is finally complete. Its official inauguration was yesterday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials for the […]

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Alamo Cube is Cordoned Off as Roadwork Reaches Astor Place

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:04 am

Much to the chagrin of skaters (and East Village residents), the iconic Astor Place cube is now cordoned off. Barricades were shipped to the site over the weekend to establish the perimeter. Of course, this latest is part of the overall plan to redesign Astor Place and its Cooper Square neighbor to the south. The $16 […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Fighting for a Dying Astor Place [VIDEO]

Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:25 am

“[The Astor Place redesign] is a moral issue … this is a fight … we have to win this.” -Jim Power The Astor Place redesign will eliminate the cultural fabric of the neighborhood, and further contribute to the death of downtown. This is the overall theme of a new mini-documentary that Clayton Patterson sends our […]

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Vampire Weekend To Release 3rd Full Length May 14

Posted April 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

It’s been three years, but the boys of Vampire Weekend are back with a whole new batch of catchy cleverness.

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When Cypress Hill Rapped in Astor Place for “How I Could Just Kill a Man”

Posted February 13, 2013 at 10:46 am

In 1991, California-based Cypress Hill dropped its self-titled debut, which included the leadoff single “How I Could Just Kill a Man.”

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Jim Gaffigan Approaches “Fire Starter” on Astor Place [Video]

Posted January 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

The other day he posted a funny video showing a Screech-looking character in Astor Place dressed in unitard, bra, and bunny ears while spewing complete bullshit.

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Olek’s Alamo Cube Sweater Stripped

Posted October 4, 2011 at 6:18 am

The colorful camouflage was awesome while it lasted. More after the jump!

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Olek Crochets the Astor Cube a Sweater

Last modified October 3, 2011 at 8:30 am

Olek keeps upping the ante across the neighborhood. Her latest, after the jump!

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