Alamo by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal

Public Art · NoHo
E 8th St & Lafayette St (Astor Place Traffic Island), New York, NY 10003, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM

Alamo, also known as the Astor Place Cube or simply The Cube, is an outdoor sculpture by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal, located on Astor Place, in the East Village, Manhattan, New York City. It takes the form of a black cube, 8 feet (2.4 m) long on each side, mounted on a corner.

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  • Eric S.

    Few years back some kids turned it into a Rubik's cube. Google it!

    Eric Shine · September 16, 2014
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  • Curbed

    The first permanent contemporary outdoor sculpture installed in New York City. The 1967 piece has become a common meeting point and a site for pranks, plus it spins. So give it a whirl. Read more

    Curbed · March 19, 2014
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  • marjo

    Use your legs not your back.

    marjo · September 2, 2013
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  • Felipe D.

    it spins!!

    Felipe De Negri · August 31, 2013
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  • Greg O.

    Did you know it spins?

    Greg Ory · June 15, 2013
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  • Time Out New York

    The massive steel sculpture, officially titled Alamo, weighs in at one ton. People come to spin it, just as the artist intended. Read more

    Time Out New York · April 24, 2013
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  • Caitlin D.

    Fantastic to use as a meeting spot,

    Caitlin Dean · March 17, 2013
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  • G D.

    In honor of you Matt!

    G D L · January 8, 2013
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  • Alex G.

    Yes! You can spin it! Don't be shy!

    Alex Guevara · December 30, 2012
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  • Glenn G.

    Spin it, duh.

    Glenn Gentzke · November 14, 2012
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  • Michelle C.

    Catch a live show!

    Michelle Chu · August 15, 2012
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  • Sean R.

    It's identical cousin "Endover" is in Ann Arbor on the U of M campus (behind the Union)

    Sean Ransom Smith · May 21, 2012
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  • Madewell1937

    Madewell's Denim Roadtrip will be at Astor Place on 4/12/12 on between 12-7pm. Stop by for some very special surprises, including a styling station, a hair-braiding bar and a secret deal.

    Madewell1937 · April 12, 2012
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  • Emily H.

    It's a nice meeting spot. And people like to spin it, lol.

    Emily Hui · March 22, 2012
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  • City Food Tours

    Meet your group and spin the cube, if you can!

    City Food Tours · February 15, 2012
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  • Adrienne C.

    Where you'll meet your guide. If you turn the cube you may be considered and honorary New Yorker

    Adrienne Cooper · February 11, 2012
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  • Danyel S.

    "meet you where?" "just meet me at the Cube on Astor! you'll see it!"

    Danyel Smith · January 14, 2012
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  • TC K.

    So many Asians here... including me!

    TC Kida · December 29, 2011
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  • William B.

    Where the decepticons at?!

    William Bennett · November 21, 2011
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  • MetroFocus

    Installed in 1967, this cube has been a symbol of the neighborhood ever since. Give it a spin to signify that you have just arrived in the East Village. Learn more about the Alamo on MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · November 9, 2011
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  • New York Habitat

    Who doesn't love the satisfaction you get from moving huge objects? Come to Cooper Square and push this cube around to show off your superhuman strength!

    New York Habitat · November 9, 2011
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  • New York Habitat

    Who doesn't love the satisfaction you get from moving huge objects? Come to Copper Square and push this cube around to show off your superhuman strength!

    New York Habitat · November 9, 2011
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  • Edgardo L.

    Happy Birthday

    Edgardo LaLindez · November 9, 2011
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  • Kushal D.

    Installed in 1967 as temporary, folks refused to let it go. Called Alamo because it reminded the artists wife of the Alamo Mission. Read more

    Kushal Dave · October 3, 2011
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  • tony r.

    It spins! Or maybe you're spun.

    tony rocha · September 19, 2011
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  • Edgardo L.

    A lot of beautiful women im this area!!!!!

    Edgardo LaLindez · September 1, 2011
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  • Ron C.

    Spin me!!!

    Ron C. · August 25, 2011
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  • Robespierre

    A great spot to just chill or just wait for Friends to arrive. Always a note able spot in Astor place. "hey I'm at the cube".

    Robespierre · July 13, 2011
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  • Jason L.

    One person can get the cube rotating, just push the CORNER of the cube and drive forward with your legs

    Jason Lee · June 28, 2011
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  • Eloy G.

    Don't hurt your self trying to spin it!

    Eloy Garcia · May 26, 2011
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  • Jessica L.

    Good for a spin at 4am when you're drunk

    Jessica Lin · March 21, 2011
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  • Alia p.

    It usually takes two people pushing to spin the cube.

    Alia phibes · March 1, 2011
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  • Nunzers

    I have tried spinning it tens of times and for the life of me I can't get it to move. Any tips?

    Nunzers · February 17, 2011
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  • Reggie V.

    Spin it

    Reggie Valentine · December 31, 2010
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  • Adam C.

    Every person that moves to NYC is supposed to spin it around once to gain good luck.

    Adam Cunningham · April 12, 2010
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  • Peter V.

    Not correct location on google maps.

    Peter Valeiras · April 2, 2010
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  • Andrew S.

    It spins!

    Andrew Shults · April 2, 2010
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