A big piece, both literally and figuratively, of the East Village's once-proud artistic culture is currently being removed piece by piece out of the community garden at Sixth Street and Avenue B, and while creator Eddie Boros might not have even cared that his five-story Tower of Toys is being dismantled, many East Village oldtimers do. In fact, you can see them streaming by the garden right now?they're the ones in the berets?as they get one last look at the wooden and rickety sculpture. But enough about the past. Take a look at the present, which involves Parks Department employees in very slimming vests smashing the thing to bits. Vanishing New York reports that today's work will end at 2pm, then being again tomorrow at 8am until the dirty deed is done.
· CurbedWire Special: East Village Toy Tower Coming Down [Curbed]
· East Village Toy Tower: Time to Say Goodbye [Curbed]