(Above: Employees of Time Warner, HBO and Turner Broadcasting pose before an afternoon painting benches in Central Park.)
It takes a lot of effort to keep Central Park a bucolic refuge from the intensity of life in the Big Apple; the Central Park Conservancy depends on an army of volunteers to maintain the park's 843 acres of lawns, woodlands, lakes and playgrounds.
And benches. Over 9,000 of them altogether, which – if strung together – would stretch seven miles.
Last Thursday, a group of Time Warner employees volunteered an afternoon, giving benches in just one of the park's 21 playgrounds a fresh coat of paint and helping keep the park a great destination for the city's families.
Hello, ladies. Team HBO.
These benches are not short.
Jack is a detail man.
Mallory's being careful not to drip.
The corporate communications team represents.
Tyler's a painting machine.
Oliver knows: Volunteering is fun.