The city reinstalled the Alamo Cube on Astor Place Tuesday afternoon following a two-year absence.
It was removed by the city’s Department of Transportation while the plaza underwent construction.
Fans of the cube, which was installed in 1967, lined up to see its comeback.
“It’s an icon. It felt like it was a missing piece of the community,” said Kareem Adams, 22, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
The cube is part of a new pedestrian plaza that was created at the corner of Lafayette and 8th streets.