When the Astor Cube disappeared, a great disturbance was created in the hipster force- as if a million art students were all crying out at once. Thankfully, this rift has been repaired. Mohit writes in:

We would like to notify you that we are replacing the Astor Place Cube at 3.30 PM today. We have built a new Cube, which we have dubbed the jelloCube, out of PVC piping and concrete. In 1968 Bernard (Tiny) Rosenthal built the Astor Place Cube, one of the last commissioned work of public art by the City of New York. Today we are replacing people's Art.

Viva la Cube!

On the spot picture by Aaroneous on Flickr.