Astor Place is constantly in motion. The nexus point of an exciting, young, vibrant and artistic community where East and West Villages meet. Historically a transient space, the newly reconstructed Astor Place boasts year-round public open space and cultural activities that establish it as the heart of the neighborhood.
About The Village Alliance
Tisch School of the Arts
Join ITP, CultureHub, and WITNESS for a day of demonstrations, workshops, and panels for artists, technologists, activists, and audience members to interact with each other on issues surrounding live media online. You will discuss freedom of expression, social justice, privacy, and security. Now, more than ever, people need to come together to explore ways in...
The Object Lesson
New York Theater Workshop
83 E 4th Street
Actor-illusionist-inventor and New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect Geoff Sobelle’s “virtuosic” New York Times Critics Pick The Object Lesson comes to NYTW for a strictly limited engagement! This tactile installation turns the theater into a storage facility of gargantuan proportion where audiences are free to roam and sift...
Open City: New York - Paris | Refugee Housing in Paris
41 Cooper Square
In the wake of the volatile situation many refugees face in Europe, and with the Trump Administration's proposed immigration ban and the questioning of US Sanctuary City status, the Institute for Public Architecture is launching the Open Cities series. The series will look at the challenges and solutions to supporting and housing vulnerable populations in our city...
There are Things Bubbling on St. Marks Place!
Invented in Taiwan in the 1980’s and a firm favorite of New Yorkers for well over a decade, its only in the last few years that the prevalence of Bubble Tea has really taken hold. Say What? Bubble Tea? If you’ve not tried it here are the basics, the base is either a fruit tea or black tea. A favorite is ‘taro’, a vibrant purple tea with tasting notes of potato and...
Astor Plate! Opening Soon!
Coming soon, Astor Plate! A new food and beverage kiosk created by Perry Mallas serving healthy Mediterranean comfort food, coffee and beverages, all organic and locally sourced wherever possible. Astor Plate is also bringing MUD Coffee back to Astor Place, the iconic favorite beverage of the Astor Place community! Although the famous MUD Truck is now retired, MUD ...
Orangetheory Fitness Now Open!!
The much anticipated Orangetheory Fitness at 51 Astor Place is now open!! Orangetheory Fitness is quite simply a revolution in the fitness world. The physiological theory behind the Orangetheory workout is known as “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption,” or EPOC. By providing you with a heart-rate monitor and POD, they can monitor your 5-zone interval training...
The Alamo Sculpture "The Cube" Returns to Astor Place
There have been many storied days across the colorful decades of Astor Place's history, November 1, 2016 was one of those days. Shortly after 3.30pm Tony Rosenthal's iconic Alamo Sculpture, popularly as "The Cube", gracefully slid down its central support column, and then with a confident "clank" announced its arrival back home. The Cube has been away from Astor...