Whenever Dylan and I passed the massive cube sculpture at Astor Place, he would tell me you could spin it – and I’d make sceptical noises. Well, it turns out that he was actually right about something the whole time.
The cube is a huge steel sculpture by Tony Rosenthal that was put up in the 60s. I now live right by it, so I decided to go for a spin as I scurried home in the rain.
At first I was making more sceptical noises: I grabbed every corner and no matter how much I pushed, it wasn’t budging. But after enlisting the help of some Italian tourists, we moved it by about an inch. There was a collective ‘yeeeahhh!’
‘Spinning’ is an exaggeration though. We settled with turning it by about a foot, which isn’t too bad for a sculpture that weighs around 1,800 pounds. Although I swear I’ve put my left shoulder out.
Good call, Dylan!