Charles B. Stover Bench


 

Called the "Whisper Bench," the 20-foot granite memorial curls inward at each side. Whisper into one end, and it actually travels to the other side. Tucked amidst the floral beauty of Shakespeare Garden, this bench is a charming spot for visitors to sit and reflect. Also known as the "Whisper Bench," the 20-foot granite memorial curls inward at each side. Named in honor of Charles Stover, former New York City Parks Commissioner, the bench was dedicated in 1936. Stover, who helped found the Outdoor Recreation League to serve children of the densely populated Lower East Side, also formalized the creation of Shakespeare Garden, the landscape which is the view from the bench.

Location

In Shakespeare Garden, West Side between 79th and 80th Streets.

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