With the surprise return of the Astor Place Cube yesterday came many reactions. At least, for those who noticed it had disappeared in the first place.
I’m so glad the Astor Place Cube is going back up so I never have to admit I didn’t know it was down.
— caitlin mae (@Caitlinmae) November 1, 2016
the astor place cube was uninstalled then reinstalled??
— franz (@golddmund) November 1, 2016
In proper 2016 fashion, many took to Twitter to express the feels. Even Public Forum was pumped.
THE CUBE IS BACK! Oh happy days are here again in Astor Place – welcome back old friend. pic.twitter.com/T2MPKWdbil
— Public Forum (@PublicForumNY) November 1, 2016
If you see a girl standing on top of the Astor Place cube screaming, it’s me and I’ve lost it
— Allie Delyanis (@a_delyanis) November 2, 2016
There were a few celebrity supporters.
Thrilled to join the East Village and all NYC to welcome back an old friend and icon, the Cube, to its spot in Astor Place. pic.twitter.com/2BNksJXNJ0
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 2, 2016
It’s back! The famous Astor Place spinning cube, reinstalled today after years of construction—hello, friend! pic.twitter.com/y3DkEnwJ1p
— Ted Allen (@TheTedAllen) November 1, 2016
As always, there were contrarians.
i don’t like the astor place cube personally
— rahel aima (@cnqmdi) November 1, 2016
Tbh I don’t really understand the obsession with the Astor Place Cube.
— Christopher Edwards (@xtopher1974) November 2, 2016
But even the haters were feeling the love.
The Astor Place Cube is being returned today, and I’m actually really excited to see the ugly af sculpture again.
— Marilyn La Jeunesse (@Not_Monroe) November 1, 2016
There was nostalgia…
High school me wants to give the Astor Place cube a spin https://t.co/OdBsBMrxXT
— Dan Rivoli (@danrivoli) November 2, 2016
A little romance…
I’m just a complex trapezoidal rhombohedron, standing in front of a #cube, asking it to love me.
— 51 Astor Place (@51deathstar) November 2, 2016
And even a few conspiracy theories…
Hold up, the cube down on Astor place had someone living in it and that’s why they took it away?!……
— Gerard Canonico (@Gerardcanonico) November 1, 2016
Whoa – Donald Trump brought the cube back to Astor Place!
— Robbie Sokolowsky (@hiprobbie) November 2, 2016
I’m secretly hoping the Astor cube was replaced by a giant Lemarchand’s box from Hellraiser
— Brian Hersey (@surprisedonkey) November 2, 2016
Could the Cube be the new Pizza Rat costume?
— Curbed NY (@CurbedNY) November 1, 2016
On this we can all agree: Let’s keep the advertising to a minimum.
the reinstalled Astor Place cube better not say Vornado or Citigroup anywhere on it
— jonathan sklute (@jsklute) November 1, 2016