The real Astor Place Cube (before its restoration).Wikimedia Commons
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The Astor Place Cubereturnedto its longtime East Village home just a month ago, after a nearly two-year absence while the intersection was under construction and it underwent a restoration. SculptorTony Rosenthalerected the 15-footpublic art pieceknown officially as “Alamo” in 1967, andover the years he created around 10 mini replicas of it. One of them, measuring 21 inches and weighing 30 pounds, is up for saleon eBayfor a staggering $30,000, which, asBedford & Bowerypoints out, isnot that much more than the $18,000 it cost to restore the actual cube.

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