Seen on the Street: New York's CityBench

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A CityBench on Varick Street (photo by Kate Hinds)

New York is in the process of installing 1,000 CityBenches across the city. We noticed today that two have been placed outside of WNYC (TN's world headquarters).

When the New York City Department of Transportation announced the program last year, commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said: "Even New Yorkers need a respite every now and then. So having these points along busy corridors, where people can actually rest and take it all in, is a really important part of what makes the city so great."

(photo by Kate Hinds)

Bonus: the bench is strategically oriented so that users can put their backs to the traffic that often characterizes the Varick Street approach to the Holland Tunnel.

(photo by Kate Hinds)