Benches along Broadway
After we heard that Mayor Bloomberg planned to remake two lanes of Broadway into a swath of tables and benches for pedestrians to sit and relax, we were skeptical about whether New Yorkers would use it - who wants to sit and lunch in a cloud of Times Square exhaust?
But a stroll outside in the upper 30s along Seventh Ave. today proved us wrong.
Still not so sure about the mayor's idea that this will encourage people to exercise (The Broadway plan will "give us a lot more room to walk on the streets and to get people ... out of their cars and walking, which is good for their health and also good for the environment," Bloomberg has said on his weekly radio show.)
But they definitely have the sitting part down.