Astor Place Rubik's Cube
September 13, 2003 10:21 PM   Subscribe

Astor Place Rubik's Cube.....for those that have been to Cooper Square in NYC you've surely seen the mysterious cube (scroll down). well, these guys turned that mysterious cube into a Rubik's cube in a prank much like something we've seen on cockeyed.
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posted by oliver_crunk at 10:34 PM on September 13, 2003

When I first walked by the cube, Alamo in NYC, I was struck dumb. I grew up outside Ann Arbor, where Alamo's twin, Endover, lives.

Turns out there's one in Miami too!

Anyone seen all three?
posted by ursus_comiter at 11:08 PM on September 13, 2003

That is great.
posted by rhapsodie at 11:23 PM on September 13, 2003

posted by LinusMines at 11:44 PM on September 13, 2003

i know this is a new link to mefi but wasn't this done a year or so ago? i know i've seen the link and pics before.

very cool none the less.
posted by suprfli at 12:47 AM on September 14, 2003

It was this summer, suprfli. June, I believe. Which isn't to say it hasn't been done before; that I'm not sure of.
posted by bcwinters at 4:07 AM on September 14, 2003

like suprfli i'm having an odd deja vu, it might have been done before. Hilarious prank worth repeating nonetheless. ;)
posted by dabitch at 4:14 AM on September 14, 2003

Nice prank I suppose, but the language, formatting, style -- everything about it -- is so identical to that I feel like slapping them with a vicarious lawsuit. Can't they do their own sort of thing?
posted by argybarg at 8:13 AM on September 14, 2003

Hooray! The guys at alltooflat have been turning out great pranks for a while now, but this was incredible! Wonderful idea, Superior execution.

-Rob Cockerham
posted by cockeyed at 9:14 PM on September 14, 2003

I applaud this only because someone needed to do something about the ugly behemoth of "public art" that is the Astor Square Cube of Uselessness.

And blah, leave it to the city to powerwash taped cardboard off of the cube. Cluelessness abounds.
posted by Dreama at 10:39 PM on September 14, 2003

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