Tony Rosenthal

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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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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Astor Cube Artist Tony Rosenthal, RIP

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm

[Photo via Betty Blade] Over the weekend, Tony Rosenthal, the artist who designed the Astor Place Cube (nicknamed Alamo), passed away at the age of 94.  The cube is an East Village icon, and still remains a magnet for stickers, post-ups, and other assorted graffiti.  However, the unique rotating sculpture is not exclusive to New York. […]