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“New chairs & tables at Franklin Square”

by Prince Of Petworth — April 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm 13 Comments

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A reader reports:

“They updated Franklin Square today with red cafe tables and chairs. Great for the crowds that picnic there during lunch.

These tables were part of the NPS proposals for updating that park, it seems like they decided not to wait for the park renovation to add them.”

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  • Nathan

    Nice Fermob bistro sets!

  • atlascesar

    Either stolen or weaponized within a week

    • Mike

      I was thinking the same thing. Glad I’m not the only cynical one.

    • ***

      Right? I want to like this, but I’m too cynical to think these will last long before someone steals them.

      • ontarioroader

        Unfortunately my first thoughts also – “ADW folding chair” within a week.

    • marykate

      Came here to say the exact same thing.

  • Please note that the tables and chairs were provided by the Downtown Business Improvement District in partnership with the National Park Service.

    The chairs and tables will be locked up each night to each other.

    • annonny

      I appreciate the BID’s efforts here, but until the park isn’t overrun with homeless people, the general public is unlikely to get to use these. They’ll be permanently occupied with homeless people and their piles of stuff.

  • bruno

    Nice. Kind of a college campus feel.

  • Jrn

    How nice! The rats will love this!

  • wpk_dc

    I love these bistro tables and chairs! They’re set up in the mornings and packed away by evening. Franklin Square is such a gorgeous downtown oasis and will be even better after its renovation. Big fan here!

  • west_egg

    The email I saw from the BID said they were also going to place some in Herald Square.

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