The Astor Place Cube has returned! Fully renovated for the new East Village, it features a pinwheel of high-heeled shoes, a cheeky nod to the stylish gals of Sex & the City, all supported by a Citibank-branded base. Give it a spin!
Just kidding. That's not the Cube. The Cube is rumored to return with lights and a mechanical base that makes it spin on its own.
This is just a massive advertisement for Citibank, taking up the entire new semi-privatized Astor Place, rumored to be managed by a secret committee inside the "Sculpture for Living" luxury condo tower that looks down upon it.
People used to fight for Astor Place to remain itself. But most of our fighters have been kicked out of the neighborhood. Who has come to replace them?
This is neoliberalized New York, where everything's for the
corporations, but you can have an "interactive fun zone" good time, too.
Spin those heels! And forget about the devastation of
hyper-gentrification and income inequality. And climate change. And endless war. And...