“Stoops are always great for sitting and shooting the breeze with friends but for many of us around the world this is a passtime [sic] that can only be enjoyed for 5-6 months out of the year. So why not bring the stoop indoors? Imagine the party’s [sic] you could have with an interior stoop.”
As someone who used to have a stoop in his living-room I fully agree with this sentiment.
I think stairs are under-estimated as places for sitting. I’ve felt for a while that Dundas Square in Toronto would be a lot better as a hang-out if it had some arbitrary steps, like Union Square in New York.