Renovations complete at NYC's greatest public bathroom

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The first time I walked into this bathroom, I actually backed out, thinking that there was no way such a cathedral could be open to the public.

Located in New York's Bryant Park, they closed these bathrooms in January for $200,000 worth of renovations. They have just reopened (login: poopreport / pw: poopreport) with, as the article says, "no speeches, politicians or even a ceremonial toilet-paper-cutting."

I walk by this toilet every day on my way to work. Had I known today was the glorious day, I would have stopped off and given it my 10:30 a few hours early.

15 Comments on "Renovations complete at NYC's greatest public bathroom"

PooperGal's picture
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Geez. That's beautiful. The tilework is nicer than in lots of designer kitchens. Boston struggles with the idea of having any public restrooms at all, nevermind a classic cathedral-mausolemu-bunker like the one in Bryant Park. New York City will construct a shrine to public pooping and peeing, but Boston is so uptight it has taken centuries just to try an experimental pay-to-poop/pee kiosk.


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PG, I agree. I loved the idea of coffered ceilings, stainless and the mosaic tilework is lovely.

The one question I had about the article though was the head committee dude citing 6 cents per use of the facilities. Does that include toilet paper? And what about the variant really big shitters? You know that's probably still going to take more than one flush...

The mausoleum exterior of the building, though, reminds me of the "Lion House" at SF Zoo.

Nice article.

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Find out if it's named after anyone. That would be hilarious. Look for a little brass plaque or sign somewhere on the building.
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Damn, I would feel guilty taking a shit in such a nice place. I wonder if they have the butt squirters on the toilets to save on tp?


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Tax dollars at work! That's beautiful!

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A bathroom should be a comfortable place, a haven of sorts. Businesses/Cities/public facilities should make sure to keep their restrooms with pleasant atmosphere so that even the most shameful of shitters will be at ease pooping on their toilets.
I applaud you, NYC.

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I wonder if they pipe in fresh air and music too? Oh such a wonderful place to drop the Kids off.

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This is the type of civic works project not too many people are going to get upset about. I think it's important we preserve the history of many buildings and not just from the exterior. Looks like the parks department did a great job here, and as they said at only 6 cents per use until the next expected renovation, that's cheap. Maybe someone would pay for naming rights? Trump Toilets, Buffet Bathroom, Walton Washroom?

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WOw. At least one city council knows how to spen money correctly. The same can't be said for my county: instead of rush hour, we have rush-five-hours because the roads suck, and no one will spend any money to widen them.

Usually I make some comment about how councils waster their money by spending 50,000 dollars on a toilet seat, but it just doesn't seem to fit here.

With the drop the kids off comment, I almost thought you were talking about taking actual kids into the restroom to take a dump, in which case I would say HELL NO, because kids would not see the amazingness and defile it.

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That is a BEAUTIFUL public bathroom.
Poop on!

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Poop on!

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Beautiul. Fear not, however, as the New YAWKAHS will soon find a way to completely trash it.
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Dude. I'm in awe. If I were there I'd just shit on the floor so as not to sully such magnificent fixtures.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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this bathroom is privately funded and operated by the bryant park coproration. bryant park receives no public, taxpayer money. it is the only public park in nyc that does not receive public dollars.

stationstops@gmail.com's picture
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You might be interested in our article about NYC Restrooms, its very poopy.

Anonymous Coward's picture
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This is really the greatest public bathroom in NYC. I've been there once.