a sculpture created by Tony Rosenthal in 1967. It's an icon. This 15 foot black CorTen steel cube can be rotated and you often see one or more people actually moving it.
In addition, artist, Jim 'Mosaic Man' Power, now 60 years old has been covering the lamp posts at Astor for years. The 80 mosaic lampposts comprise the 'Mosaic Trail' which runs from the Lower East Side to Eighth Street to Avenue A to Fourth Street. "I'm trying to take the anxiety out of the city with beauty."
Flaming Cactus was debuted at Figment 2011 on Governors Island. "It's awesomeness caught the eye of the NYC's Department of Transportation...12+ Flaming Cactuses will sprout up in and around Astor Place.