3. Balloon Rabbit at 51 Astor Place
Astor Place is no stranger to large-scale artwork. A Keith Haring work, “Self Portrait” is in front of the entrance to 101 Astor Place and Jeff Koons’ Balloon Rabbit is in the lobby of the entrance at 51 Astor Place, part of the same building as 101 Astor Place. The Balloon Rabbit belongs to the collection of Edward J. Minskoff, whose equity company built the Astor Place building that is home to IBM, St. John’s University and other tenants. The Balloon Rabbit is fourteen feet tall and weights 6,600 pounds.