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Joining a host of other retail anniversaries this year is Brooks Brothers, who are celebrating something a little offbeat but very endearing: their 140th year of clothing Central Park's "Gatekeepers," who are basically like urban park rangers.
To celebrate, BB is doing their part for the park by boasting the "Adopt-a-Bench" program, where for $7,500 ($25,000 for a handmade rustic bench), you too can have your name on a little seatback plaque. Brooks have already got quite a few of the benches to themselves, including two they seem to have borrowed for their window display at 666 Fifth Avenue, but with their lease up here in February, they may be sleeping on them soon.
· Brooks Brothers and Central Park [Official Site]
· Bye Bye Brooks [Racked]