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DOT Asks Residents to Weigh In on City Bench Locations

Agency looking for places to install 1,500 extra benches across the city.

For some, it's the perfect place to enjoy a bag lunch on a summer day. For others, it's a welcome respite in the middle of that long walk to the store, work or home. 

However one choose to use them, the park bench is one of those essential, yet often overlooked, components of city living.

And now the city Department of Transportation is looking for a few more good places to put them.

Flush with money from a Federal Transit Administration grant, city DOT announced this week that it would accept nominations from residents for locations to place an extra 1,500 benches throughout the five boroughs.

To get the ball rolling, we've uploaded a slideshow of several possible bench locations in Fort Greene-Clinton Hill. Feel free to suggest your own suggestions in the comments field.

Nominations can be submitted throught DOT's website or via a printable form sent by mail to NYC DOT, 55 Water St., 9th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10041.

Lawrence Whiteside July 23, 2012 at 08:35 PM
The benches should be replaced on DeKalb Ave. ajacent to Fort Green Park.
Cherise Austin Desota July 24, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Around and outside of Fort Greene. Park also Greene ave off of Washington at bus stop. Lastly outside of the Clintonhill public library!

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