Red Tenement Museum Benches Gifted to Weeksville Heritage Center

Posted on: May 15th, 2012 at 11:39 am by

We never got to say goodbye!

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It’s as if by magic they vanished. Those few years of letting my derriere rest upon them between tours, squishing up against visitors vying for space on their smooth metal laps; the benches were big and bright and from across Delancey, a beacon to the lost looking for the corner visitor’s center.

The Tenement Museum – in a showing of community spirit, camaraderie, and sportsmanship – gifted the benches to another competitor in the Partners in Preservation competition, the Weeksville Heritage Center. They will be using the furniture in their garden.

Brooklyners (Brooklynites?), it is true.

It’s like the opening day of the Williamsburg Bridge all over again!

A symbol of borough unity! New York Stand Up!!!

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I guess they took that literally.

I miss the benches already, but I know they’re happier now. No more disturbed persons or drunk bar goers urinating on them. No more Congee Villagers chain smoking, taking naps and picking their bare feet on them (I believe we told you not to eat there).

Oh, red benches – to be continued in your new garden…

Bless up.

Writeup and photos by Allison B. Siegel

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