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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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With Statues Toppling, is there a Double Standard over the Lower East Side Lenin?

Last modified July 29, 2020 at 11:26 am

As statues are deposed and defaced around the country, one Lower East Side fixture still stands tall – Vladimir Lenin. He oversees the downtown environs from his perch atop 178 Norfolk Street, arm outstretched towards the hallmark of American capitalism: Wall Street. This begs a question – how can an icon for a dictator who […]

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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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Red Square Lost its Iconic Rooftop Lenin Statue Last Night After 22 Years in the East Village

Posted September 20, 2016 at 4:19 am

It’s been said many times around here the last few years. End of an era this, end of an era that. This time, it’s for Red Square, the luxury rentals building on East Houston. The 18-foot-tall sculpture of Vladimir Lenin no longer stands triumphant atop the East Village. At sundown last night, a crew of […]

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Red Square Politics: Lenin vs. Obama on East Houston

Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

This election season, contrasting political movements are clearly evident at Red Square of late.

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