Astor Place

Astor Pl. (btwn Lafayette St. & 4th Ave.), New York, NY 10003, United States
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  • "Grab a friend and spin the cube" (3 tips)
  • "... cube, an iron rotating sculpture that sits on a island set apart from the..." (2 tips)
  • Advertising Week

    Take a photo with the cube. The best part is that it spins! Go ahead, push it!

    Advertising Week · July 15, 2011
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  • Johnny V.

    Grab a friend and spin the cube

    Johnny Vulkan · May 10, 2011
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  • Mindy Y.

    So romantic! An amazing intersection for architecture & people-watching. Fantastic street food/coffee/desserts served out of trucks.

    Mindy Yang · July 6, 2011
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  • The Spark Group

    Astor place is being renovated to include much more walking space, a large plaza, trees, flowerbeds, a fixed up traffic situation...

    The Spark Group · January 27, 2011
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  • Ruwan J.

    Good place to meet your tourist friends who are not map competent and don't get Manhattan is set up as a grid. Lol. Plus there's a giant Starbucks nearby bc you know you'll be late meeting them. Ha!

    Ruwan Jayatilleke · September 8, 2010
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  • Lenny G.

    Cleanest place to sit in East Village

    Lenny Gallo · May 16, 2010
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  • guyyak

    spot growing like everywhere in nyc | but why this area went down during hurricane | nyc is a global capital hub | nyc should have its own robust disaster recovery | we got the juice | use it ||

    guyyak · November 19, 2012
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    Wikipedia: "Completed in 1904, it is one of the original twenty-eight stations in the [subway] system. The station is on the List of Registered Historic Places in New York."

    Jeffrey Zeldman · January 17, 2013
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  • Marcel D.

    Great spot 

    Marcel Dettmer · February 13, 2013
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  • DV G.

    In the mid- to late-18th century, this area was home to many of the wealthiest New Yorkers, including members of the Astor, Vanderbilt and Delano families.

    DV Green🌀 · November 27, 2011
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  • Chelsey M.

    check out the cube now covered by crocheted olek!

    Chelsey McCaw · October 3, 2011
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  • Marques S.

    In Spiderman 2, Doctor Octopus hurls a car through the window of a restaurant in Astor Place, nearly killing Peter Parker and Mary Jane.

    Marques Stewart · March 23, 2013
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  • NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development

    Okay, this isn't much of a park... but if you spin The Cube fast enough you might have a career-related-epiphany.

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  • Felipe D.

    Try to move the cube and grab a coffee at the charming Starbucks of the place

    Felipe De Negri · January 13, 2013
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  • ArtNerdNewYork

    Seminal Cor-ten steel artist Tony Rosenthal’s public sculptures dot Manhattan. Like most public art of the era (late 60s/early 70s), the minimalist designs can sometimes go unnoticed, their industrial Read more

    ArtNerdNewYork · May 6, 2012
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  • Tim H.

    The mayor is the hottest

    Tim Horvat · December 19, 2010
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  • Ana C.

    Good restaurants around the area

    Ana C · October 10, 2010
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  • Becka S.

    An amazing place to sit and watch the sunset

    Becka Simon · April 17
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  • Kirsten P.

    Be sure to check out The Cube!

    Kirsten Power · November 10, 2013
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  • Kevin M.

    The cube rotates...

    Kevin McNair · August 17, 2013
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  • Dat N.

    Random Milton Glaser piece from the 80's in the subway below because why not.

    Dat Nguyen · March 22, 2013
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  • Robespierre

    Check out St Marks Ale House on NFL Sunday for TVs nachos And cheap drafts all sunday. Assuming we have the NFL to watch this season.

    Robespierre · July 13, 2011
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  • Robespierre

    So many places to eat and drink esp with St marks just a few blocks away. I'm rarely here sober haha

    Robespierre · July 13, 2011
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  • Urban Compass

    Although it’s no park, Astor Place is famous for it’s giant cube, an iron rotating sculpture that sits on a traffic island.

    Urban Compass · May 19
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  • John Frank H.

    The 6 is not frequent at night

    John Frank Hinck · February 23
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  • Alex H.

    Get a nice group together and spin the cube really fast. Exhilarating.

    Alex Hamel · October 13, 2013
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  • Toya C.

    Very cool & hip spot!! Great Bars and Coffee places to hang out.

    Toya Coleman · October 4, 2013
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  • the outsider from new york

    I mean good

    the outsider from new york · September 22, 2013
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  • the outsider from new york

    It was hood

    the outsider from new york · September 22, 2013
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  • mikeithdavis

    Be sure to hug a stranger at Astor Place. But let them know "It's an Alamo tradition."

    mikeithdavis · August 5, 2013
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  • Valerie S.

    Good stretch to enjoy some early day sun before it heads west.

    Valerie Seckler · August 1, 2013
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  • Valerie S.

    Good stretch to enjoy some early day sun before it heads east.

    Valerie Seckler · August 1, 2013
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  • Meir S.

    Go ahead, push the cube.

    Meir Sadan · July 25, 2013
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  • Urban Compass

    Although it’s no park, Astor Place is famous for its giant cube, an iron rotating sculpture that sits on a island set apart from the traffic rushing by.

    Urban Compass · July 24, 2013
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  • Michael G.

    Look for the guy who doesn't know what he's doing here

    Michael Gogel · October 18, 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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  • Christen D.

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    Christen Duong · August 8, 2011
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  • Ojai M.

    👎🙈😱☝️😶

    Ojai Moton · January 27
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