Veterans organization, the American flag bench next NYC to remove

A patriotic bench built around a tree outside of an American Legion post in Brooklyn, New York does not need to be removed after the city initially said that it had to be, after someone filed a complaint.

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An American flag bench built around a tree outside of an American Legion post in Brooklyn will not be removed after the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) revoked, the removal of the order.

The city agency told the American Legion Sixth Memorial Post 1833 in Park Slope last week that “they received a complaint about the bank” and the “should be removed,” the veterans group wrote on Facebook.

The man who painted and built on the bank — a commander of the Sons of the American Legion in the post, who only identified himself to Fox News as “Joe” — said the DOT issued the post on Monday to remove the bank within 30 days.


He added the city would fine them and they have it removed, in addition to the introduction of a right of pledge on the goods of the non-profit.

But, a DOT spokesman told the New York Post on Tuesday that the patriotic bench, where she reportedly said was “unauthorized” and “infringing on the city sidewalk,” was published in error having regard to the bank was fully in the tree pit, and not encroaching on the sidewalk.”

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The bank was built in April, Joe told Fox News. He said that he built the bank of the post, after he said that his uncle was a commander there from the 1950s to the 1970s, and noted that “everyone walks by and comments” — “everyone always says how beautiful it is.”

“I wanted something for the door, like a conversation piece to give the American Legion some exposure,” Joe told the Post.

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