Aug. 14, 2012 By Christian Murray
Just days after benches were installed throughout Sunnyside, one of them was flattened.
Last Tuesday night, a truck driver went around the corner by Ave Coffee House, located at 45-01 Greenpoint Ave, and knocked the bench out of the ground. At the same time, the trash can was crushed and some concrete from the sidewalk was ripped up.
The driver then fled the scene. There has been no word since as to who was responsible.
James Bray, executive director at Sunnyside Shines, said that the concrete will be patched up by the end of this week and the Department of Transportation will come in and install a new bench.
The Department of Transportation installed about a dozen benches throughout the shopping district earlier this month.
Meanwhile, a worker at Ave. Coffee House on Sunday said the incident has caused a lot of buzz inside the shop.
“That’s all everybody’s talking about.”