Deja Vu: Allen Street Mall Benches are Breaking Again

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

A feeling of deja vu has washed over the Allen Street Mall, where bench seating is getting bottomed out. Again. Only a brief thirteen months since the city replaced defective hardware in the benches, and already there are problems. Time to take stock. Those new wooden slats are starting to break again. Most of the […]

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Red Tenement Museum Benches Gifted to Weeksville Heritage Center

Posted May 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

Those few years of letting my derriere rest upon them between tours, squishing up against visitors vying for space on their smooth metal laps; the benches were big and bright and from across Delancey, a beacon to the lost looking for the visitor’s center.

American Apparel on East Houston Removes Benches

Posted August 19, 2010 at 6:33 am

Whatever remains of the once-heralded bench scene outside the American Apparel at 183 East Houston has taken a hit.  Five of the nine benches on the Orchard Street front were recently pried from the concrete. We stopped into the store yesterday evening to find out more details.

Hester Street Playground Nearing Completion

Last modified May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

Under renovation since last June, the Hester Street Playground in the southern section of Sara D. Roosevelt Park is finally nearing the finish line. Judging by the state-of-the-art jungle gym set and stacks of new benches awaiting installation, the park appears to be on schedule for its ambiguous summer 2010 completion date. Recess is nigh. […]

Pigeon Man in Washington Square Park

Posted December 17, 2009 at 6:16 am

Just the other day, this mustachioed man gracefully sat in the western quadrant of Washington Square Park, a flock of pigeons perched about his body. The image was definitely akin to the crazy old pigeon lady in Home Alone 2.


Early Edition: August 25

Posted August 25, 2009 at 6:00 am

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