Today’s journey took us to the heart of Astor Place with its famous cube, Alamo by Bernard Rosenthal, and a planter from Jim Power.
Also, in the Cube plaza were a group of people furtively measuring Astor Place for “something.” Not sure what they were up to… maybe it was another movie extravaganza. Or maybe it has to do with the CB2 & CB3’s Astor Place Joint Task Force. With another Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting less than a week away, we hope to learn more details.
As for the planter, it’s a beauty which needs plants, and it brought to mind the question of.. how is Jim Power, the Mosaic Man? After a bit of research, he’s not so good.
Jim is a Vietnam veteran and in addition to apparently having financial difficulties, he has a bad hip .
According to one of the Mosaic Man’s blogs, he evidently auctioned off storage locker contents including some tools yesterday among other items.
July 16th, 2008
Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City