New York City's public benches have been around forever; you know them, they're wooden and green and have become a small little iconic part of the city's landscape. Recently we shuddered when a park in Brooklyn painted their benches in all sorts of eye-cringing neon, and now the Chelsea Improvement Company has introduced a whole new look to the street bench. Their modern take is now located at 10th Avenue and West 16th Street and is reportedly made of stainless steel—designed to reflect Chelsea's aesthetic. Should this modern bench madness stop before it spreads and consumes all of the classic green benches? Is it too late?!