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NY PUBLIC RESTROOM COSTS $2.3 MILLION
Big Government ^ | September 27, 2012

Posted on 09/28/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by SMGFan

How much should a public restroom cost? If you have to go to the bathroom in Elmhurst park in Queens, New York, you can go in style. A new facility there that features two urinals and one stall for men and three stalls for women cost $2.3 million to build. Robert Holden, who runs the Juniper Park Civic Association, charged: If anybody out there can tell us the taxpayers, that a bathroom like this should be $2.3 million. That’s obscene. It’s just a tremendous waste of space and, especially, money. This may be good for Donald Trump or Mayor Bloomberg, but the taxpayers of New York don’t need this. Anthony Nunziato, president of the Middle Village Maspeth Civic Association, added, “It’s large, but it’s not functional, and that’s the key here, what’s functional?” A spokesperson for the Parks Department offered a reason for the extravagance: because public bathrooms are used so frequently, the city used more durable materials, such as thicker gauge door metal and all-steel sanitary piping.

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All that money flushed down the crapper.
1 posted on 09/28/2012 6:53:27 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Oh yeah. Thicker sheet metal for a couple stall doors must cost an extra half a million easy.
2 posted on 09/28/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Youse gotta problem wit dat?”


3 posted on 09/28/2012 6:59:40 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Is it unisex and have little holes between the stalls?

It will


4 posted on 09/28/2012 7:06:04 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

Talk about pissing away money!!!


5 posted on 09/28/2012 7:08:29 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: SMGFan

They spent all that money — and it really stinks!


6 posted on 09/28/2012 7:08:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: SMGFan

Talk about pissing away money!!!


7 posted on 09/28/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: SMGFan
"A spokesperson for the Parks Department offered a reason for the extravagance: because public bathrooms are used so frequently, the city used more durable materials, such as thicker gauge door metal and all-steel sanitary piping consultant's commissions to some fine gentleman who also engage in waste management and arranging personal loans at relatively reasonable rates.

There, fixed it.

8 posted on 09/28/2012 7:11:06 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: DemforBush

You want to be sure your fancy toilet doesn’t have an unfortunate accident? We are selling toilet insurance.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 7:13:18 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan
Da unions gotta get deir share.

Yous got a problem wid dat?

10 posted on 09/28/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SMGFan
Hey,these days it's essential that bathrooms are designed to accommodate all seven genders in a discreet and respectful way.That stuff costs $$$,particularly with union plumbers in NY making more than some brain surgeons.
11 posted on 09/28/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: SMGFan

When I was in NYC they seemed to prefer pissing in telephone booths.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 7:35:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SMGFan

Cheap union labor. It would have cost more than that if a non-union crew did it. (sarc for those of you who don’t get it.)


13 posted on 09/28/2012 7:42:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: SMGFan
Union corruption, graft and payoffs always drive-up the price; it could have been done for significantly less. Sounds like a blast bunker-grade crapper. It'll be trashed and unusable within 1½ years, I'd bet.
14 posted on 09/28/2012 7:43:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Tzar
This was on the news last night. It's actually a really nice looking structure of Brick and Glass Block, fully tiled inside. I'm willing to bet they used some Graffiti proof materials. I give it about 6 month before it looks like any other public restroom in NYC (Like a subway station without the urine smell).
16 posted on 09/28/2012 7:57:48 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: SMGFan

How long before graffiti turns it into another dump?


17 posted on 09/28/2012 8:08:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SMGFan

WHAT??

It was only supposed to cost $1.9 million. (not kidding)


18 posted on 09/28/2012 8:17:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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This crap has got to stop.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 10:46:16 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: SMGFan

Nah. Fuggedaboutit. Do what everybody does when youse gotta take a leak, youse go down inta th’ subway.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 10:48:42 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SMGFan
2.3 million? Pssht! That's nothing! Here's a story about a public restroom in Elbe, WA (on the road to Mt. Rainier Natl. Park) that the State of Washington built for 3.2 million...and nothing flushes....it's water-free!

Elbe rest area a welcome addition on road to Mount Rainier

21 posted on 09/28/2012 11:17:59 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SMGFan

I’m an engineer and years ago worked as a sub-consultant for a NYC Parks job. Almost as a favor to help a contractor that was in over their head and wanted to get the job over with.

They are actually very very very frugal with spending but in a completely idiotic way. Basically, their rules force them to save $1 today even if it means that they will end up losing $100 over the course of the project.

The rules are intended to reduce corruption and favors to connected firms but instead they get “impossibly low bidder” unqualified firms that give up once they realize how much money they are losing jumping through Parks’ hoops. Eventually you end up with a building that was basically rebuilt several times in pieces by several of these incompetent firms fixing each other mistakes.

Most firms that foolishly win a Parks job never ever bid on them again. I know at least 5 firms that went bankrupt after making a deal with the devil known as “Parks”.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT by varyouga
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