The Astor Place Cube is back in its rightful place in the East Village, waiting to be twirled by groups of NYU students and tourists once again.
Together with a slew of local leaders, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez unveiled the newly restored cube Tuesday morning.
Before being , the contraption that allowed the cube to spin on its axis had ceased working for nearly a year, according to the city.
All costs associated with the restoration were paid for by the Rosenthal estate, DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said in May.
The Public Design Commission approved a proposal to rehabilitate the cube in March, the DOT said.
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