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Where is the Cube?

So I met my cousin Rosemarie and our photographer Pietro at Astor Place yesterday. Or what used to be Astor Place….for starters the famous Cube sculpture from Tony Rosenthal was missing. Apparently it had been removed about a year ago to protect it from getting damaged because of the construction in the area - a sign of the times. Astor Place holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I would take the NR train to from Penn Station and begin my exploration of the then gritty and sometimes scary East Village. This exploration began circa late 90’s /...

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