best bench - 2003
BENCH OUTSIDE BIKE WORKS NYC
There are many unsightly places that urban planners decided were fit corners for contemplation: pristine benches in the middle of peak-traffic avenues; poo-splattered benches that nobody's allowed to sleep on anymore. The best is the bright blue, slightly splintered, and not-so-parallel-to-the-ground BENCH OUTSIDE BIKE WORKS NYC. Across is a school and a crumbling scaffolding. You sit between the Lower East Side and the lower East Village, so head-wrapped kids riding dubiously acquired fancy bikes mingle with wife-beater-clad dirties on tattered, rattling bikes.