LOWER EAST SIDE — The iconic statue of Vladimir Lenin that last week was toppled from its longtime home atop the Red Square residence at 250 E. Houston St. will rise again, according to reports.
Michael Shaoul, the manager of 250 E. Houston, told The Villager that the statue has been relocated to the roof of its new home at 178 Norfolk St.
The statue is currently undergoing some minor repairs and is expected to be up and waving at the skyline again within the coming weeks, according to The Villager.
Shaoul added that the statue was removed from its longtime former post because the building was trading hands, but made sure it was carefully lifted and reinstalled at its new site.
Several witnesses who told DNAinfo New York they saw the statue being lifted to a Norfolk Street residence on Sept. 20.
Artist Angel Orensanz told DNAinfo he saw the 18-foot-tall Lenin on a truck bed outside his Angel Orensanz Center at 172 Norfolk St. and was told by men moving the statue that it was being taken to a neighboring building.
Bowery Boogie first reported the move.