nyc subway wooden benches

i read an article (that i cannot find now...) about the MTA replacing all wooden benches with new steel benches. since i really do not have a say in the process, i thought i'd take a picture of some of the wooden benches i encountered during this trip. i'm sure by the time i get back to new york (cross your fingers for feb!) these wooden benches will be long gone...... who really knows tho. anyway. my ode to le bench de wood. :)