3. 777 Third Avenue


Aptly titled Big Red Swing, a bench both gently sways and is stable enough to hold several people having lunch outside. A small grove of trees stands in front of the bench, contrasting with the bustle of Third Avenue. The trees clearly violated city law requiring sidewalk trees be spaced at least 25-feet apart, the “combustible” Kaufman roared “left ’em fine me $25.” So, they did. And he gladly paid.