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Buy Your Own Authentic Wooden Subway Benches

Friday, March 02, 2012 - 06:24 PM

When is it worth paying $650 for a 30-year-old uncomfortable bench designed to prevent laying down? When it's subway history!

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making "a select number" of the iconic platform furniture pieces available for sale as they switch to metal benches, which are cheaper to maintain.

The MTA posted on this sales pitch on it's website:

"Every wooden bench comes directly from the New York City Subway system and will come with its own certificate of authenticity. The benches are 10'7" wide, 1'8" deep, 2'7" tall and are designed to seat six people."

Place your order here. Just don't ask what has spilled on it since 1980 ... or bed bugs.

 

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Comments [2]

Arno Vervoort from Netherlands

Dear Sirs,

I am very interested in these benches and am looking for some 50 benches for container transport to Holland.
Pls. let me know availability and timing.

With best regards,
Arno Vervoort

Aug. 20 2013 03:41 PM
Scott Davis

Interesting, but how much do they WEIGH? !

Mar. 04 2012 08:47 AM

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