The MTA said [Friday] it will install about 240 sleek steel benches along Hillside Avenue in Queens in an effort to prevent flooding in the subways.
The designer furniture will divert water from subway grates on an avenue particularly susceptible to flooding.
At an unveiling yesterday of the first installed bench above the Sutphin Avenue F-train station, MTA executive director Elliot Sander said the furniture "proves that we can fight flood waters with good design."
The new furniture is part of the MTA's effort to improve storm conditions after a torrential downpour last month caused major flooding in the system.
SUBWAY BE DAMMED