The Astor Place “Alamo Cube” Returns!




NYC famed sculptural landmark, Astor Place Cube, was on loan to the Hampton Art Fair in July. Returning to its home in Astor Place in August, 2023.

After restoration, the sculpture was on display at Hampton Fine Arts Fair from July 10-16.  Today, July 18th, NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez, the Tony Rosenthal Art Estate, Kendal Henry, Assistant Commissioner of Public Art, Village Alliance, and others unveiled the newly restored Alamo Cube back to its home on the Plaza in Astor Place.

Astor Place will be celebrating The Cube’s return on Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00pm.

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On the Mosaic Trail with Jim Power, The Mosaic Man, in the East Village




On the Mosaic Trail at Astor Place in the East Village

So much has changed along St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. But as shops, and even buildings come and go ~ Jim Power and his Mosaic Trail can still be found.

Walk with us along St. Mark’s Place, from Astor Place to Tompkins Square Park, on Jim Power’s Mosaic Trail, and don’t miss the dedication sign to The Mosaic Man, who was honored by Village Alliance and City Lore with a Celebration and Ribbon Cutting in December, 2022.

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HERE + Leimay = Correspondences, a Sculptural Performance Installation at Astor Place, October 1-4




Photo credits: Main image (Shige Moriya), Audience Files (Brandon Perdomo), Dancing…Environment (Tom Kochie), Talks (Laura Brichta), On-Demand (Shige Moriya)

HERE and LEIMAY present Correspondences
supported by The Village Alliance and 51 Astor Place.

With Correspondences, multidisciplinary artist duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya offer multiple entry points for spectators to engage with questions of being, interdependence, and coexistence. The human body (performer and observer), machines, natural elements, and the urban square mingle in an entangled poetic microcosm while opening inquiries into animate life and environmental ethics. In the inaugural presentation of this multi-borough project, audiences can safely engage in Manhattan’s Astor Place installation over conversation, and bear witness to daily activation periods performed by members of the LEIMAY Ensemble.

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The East Village 13th Annual Dance Parade & Festival ~ May 18, 2019




Image via dance parade

The 13th Annual Dance Parade & Festival will take place on Saturday, May 18th, with over 10,000 dancers, DJs and live bands. The Parade will begin at 12:35pm on Broadway at 21st Street, with a ceremonial Native American circle dance. At 1:00pm, the Parade will dance its way down Broadway to Astor Place, to perform in front of the grandstand. Continuing on East on St. Mark’s Place, the festivities will end at Tompkins Square Park with free classes and performances on five stages from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

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‘Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis’ at The Cooper Union



TOWARDS A NEW [HYPO]THESIS ~ OilScapes: Re-Mapping the Power Politics. Image courtesy of The Cooper Union
The Master of Architecture II Graduate exhibition, Towards a New [Hypo]Thesis, 2017-18 Thesis Exhibition will open at The Cooper Union on September 11.

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Gillie & Marc ~ The Last Three moving on….




The Last Three, Gillie & Marc

The Last Three, a 17-foot tall sculpture of three Northern White Rhinos created by the artists Gillie and Marc, arrived on the Astor Place Plaza on March 15, 2018, bringing awareness to the plight and near extinction of this hunted species. Since the installation’s arrival, we have mourned the loss of Sudan, the only living male of the three in the sculpture.

This temporary art installation comes to a close, and will leave Astor Place on June 12th for Forest City New York’s MetroTech Center in Downtown Brooklyn, with the first public viewing on Wednesday, June 13th at 6pm. What can you do to help raise awareness? Click here.

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