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Buy Your Own Authentic Wooden Subway Benches
Friday, March 02, 2012 - 06:24 PM
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.
"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.