Awful news just came in from a tipster who is affiliated with the community garden at 6th St. and Ave B: Eddie Boros' famous Tower of Toys is coming down. Here's the official announcement from the garden's executive committee:
photo by Goggla
"Recently the NYC Parks Department has determined that the Tower of Toys is unsafe and has ordered it be removed. Parks Department will begin dismantling it soon. As the tower's future is now very uncertain, the 6 & B Garden would like to invite all admirers of the tower and its creator, Eddie Boros, who passed away a year ago, to spend an evening in the garden with each other and celebrate this landmark of the East Village."
photo by Gammablog
How ironic that this should be done at the time of LES street-artist Keith Haring's 50th birthday. This makes me sick to my stomach. I guess the new residents of the EV don't like it in their view. Before it's gone, come to An Informal Celebration of the Tower of Toys, Sunday, May 11, 7pm - 9pm at the 6th Street & Avenue B Community Garden.
P.S. You can get a DVD about Eddie Boros and his artistic process by contacting Sally at One Gun Press.