sign posts


Along the Upper Broadway malls 
there are benches with tags/signs 
denoting who paid for their up keep
(like the flowers that are donated/maintained by the shops along Broadway).  
I've long wondered 
who Diana and Doug are
and 
if they still enjoy their 
sunny bench.


Edited to add Rob of Inukshuk EuroAdventure emailed me this link with the story behind this bench click here

44 comments:

  1. Aye, we all need people like Diana and Doug in our lives.

    When I eventually get to NYC, you and Ray will have to take me to this bench .....

    Den Mom

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  2. Love the name...sunny, warm, happy. I bet Diana and Doug made a lot of people happy to have a warm place to sit in the sun.

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  3. I love that they didn't make the bench any more then it is - refreshing :)

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  4. Google is your friend.

    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9500E6D91430F934A35752C0A9619C8B63

    It's a neat story. :)

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  5. so sweet and simple...I would love to have a love like that. Well, I think I do actually! Have a great weekend...jj

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  6. Life really is quite simple. Sunny. Warm. Bench. I love it!

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  7. What a great story. The New York Times article link here.

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  8. that's a great story, a wonderful NYC story

    I love this bench

    thanks to rob for finding the story

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  9. very cool... hope shes is in remission and still enjoying that bench with doug!

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  10. I think this is so sweet. I'm glad they are happy people.

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  11. I bet they spent a lot of wonderful times there. One can only imagine what they discussed, saw, and shared.

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  12. What a sunny, warm, happy story, and a great photo.

    Be prepared for some pictures tonight via cell phone. Prediction: it won't be pretty, but you'll laugh.

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  13. Just wonderful and yes I would also be wondering too.

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  14. Just read the article, even more wonderful now!

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  15. I couldn't even stop to comment till I had read about the benches and thank you so much for such an uplifting story today.
    warm hugs from a bench somewhere in South Carolina
    Sandi

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  16. Wonderful story. I could see a bench in my future too. Sunny, Warm, Happy. Lovely.

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  17. What a great story to go along with the the bench. So cool that someone found the story and sent it to you.

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  18. That is sweet! Wish your sunny happy self was here with us this weekend! Will be thinking about you!
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  19. First your sky photo is amazing. I love to see those bench memorials and always wish I could put my parents name on one too.
    Joyce

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  20. What a wonderful, heart touching story behind the bench!

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  21. I bet Diana and Doug spent more than a few warm-sunny-happy moments here. This sounds like memories in the making.

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  22. What a heartwarming (as well as bench-warming)story! You have made my day. Sunny. Warm. :D
    Thanks!

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  23. Thanks to Rob! What a great story! This bench will become an icon among City Daily Photo bloggers; perhaps even a meeting place!

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  24. Oh that's lovely!
    When we were in Abersoch, Wales, in the summer we walked down to the harbour every morning and sat on one of the numerous benches there that were named for someone who had enjoyed the place.

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  25. What a story :)
    And a fabolous shot Daryl!

    Actually I don't know the story you mentioned.
    Would you tell me? :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  26. What a terrific story!! I love the story and the bench!
    V

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  27. What a sweet idea....who knew New Yorkers were such sentimental folks....

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  28. First, did Rob Google this or did he know? Amazing.

    What a great story, and lovely to know they still enjoy the bench!

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  29. Ok. I love this story, Daryl. I think it's fantastic that someone saw your photo and sent you the link to the backstory about this bench.

    It's just heartwarming.

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  30. I love this. I hope they do still sit on their bench. Very sweet.

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  31. There are such good stories in NYC.
    Thanks Daryl.

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  32. I'm going to think they do. Because that makes me happy!

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  33. Oops! Just say Hilary's comment. Going there now!

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