The City Paper has an article today on the benches in the park at 14th and Oak, which I wrote about a few weeks ago. They were made by Sarah Tooley, a local artist, with statements from neighborhood residents about the park.
There were benches before, but they were removed after some neighbors complained about loitering. Then after the benches came back and local residents signed a petition in favor of them, they were allowed to remain.
However, they're going to be taken out again when the city redesigns the park, which will have some concrete stools instead of benches.