178 Norfolk Street

Lower East Side Lenin Gets Sunflowers in Support of Ukraine

Posted April 13, 2022 at 5:01 am

The Lenin statue atop a Lower East Side tenement continues to support Ukraine. With arm outstretched, the 13-foot bronze relief now holds a bouquet of sunflowers, presumably another message of support for Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion. It’s not the first time in recent weeks that Vladimir Lenin held flowers, either. That’s […]

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Infamous LES Lenin Statue Covered in Ukrainian Colors

Posted March 7, 2022 at 5:05 am

A local symbol of Red Square, now bathed in yellow and blue. The Ukrainian flag. Seeing the statue of Vladimir Lenin, long a skyline feature along East Houston Street, donning the colors is no doubt a statement of solidarity with the Ukrainians. For the last several days, two-toned spotlights have projected the flag onto the […]

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Toppled from Red Square, Lenin Rises Again on the Lower East Side

Posted June 12, 2017 at 5:11 am

Lenin rises again. Indeed, it somehow seems fitting, given the current political climate, that a statue of the Russian communist revolutionary would return to a Lower East Side rooftop. And so it goes. Early Friday afternoon, workers were spotted hoisting the eighteen-foot, Soviet-era sculpture into place at 178 Norfolk Street. The copper tribute had been […]

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Red Square Lenin Statue will Probably Return to the LES Skyline Next Month

Posted September 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

The iconic statue of Vladimir Lenin that sat atop Red Square for 22 years has a new home. As first reported here last week, the communist leader will again greet the masses from the roof of 178 Norfolk across the street. The eighteen-foot Lenin will return to the skyline in short order. The Villager has it […]

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Red Square’s Lenin Statue Finds New Home on Norfolk Street

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

It was big news yesterday when word dropped that the iconic Vladimir Lenin statue was removed from its longtime perch atop Red Square. It didn’t go far, though. No sooner was the 18-foot sculpture deposed than hoisted to a new home just across the street. A mobile crane lifted Lenin to the rooftop of 178 […]

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Bureau Gallery Debuts on Norfolk Street

Posted October 7, 2013 at 6:04 am

On its face, a floral shop beside a catering hall seemed a great match. Like peas and carrots, as Forest Gump would say. Nevertheless, Elizabeth Ryan Floral Design vacated 178 Norfolk Street exactly two years ago, and the space remained a rental void. As of yesterday, however, it’s now home to a veteran of the […]

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Elizabeth Ryan Floral Design Moving from Norfolk Street

Posted August 4, 2011 at 6:09 am

It seemed like a match made in heaven – a flower shop beside an events hall. More specifically, Elizabeth Ryan Floral Design beside Angel Orensanz.

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