The Department of Transportation has launched the CityBench program, and plans to 1,000 benches across the five boroughs over the course of three years.
A metal bar has been installed across the bench outside the Hells Angels clubhouse on East Third Street just about daring anybody to remove it and sit down.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says she is facing a “steep learning curve” in her first months on the bench as she is drafting her first opinions and trying to acclimate to life as a judge.
No one told those who bought the benches or the plaques. And that’s resulted in some ill feeling among those who thought the messages they bought were supposed to last forever, or at least as long as the bench.