New York, public restrooms renovated for 230.000 euros

UNUSUAL. Public toilet the most chic of New York city-based Bryant Park, underwent major renovations. Cost of the operation : 230,000 euros.
A kind of mini-stimulus plan for the second work. This is what has been represented, in some way, the refurbishment of public toilets the most chic of New York, located at Bryant Park (which are not those that we have placed in photo illustration, above). The addition proved to be of 230,000 euros. It must be said that the designers have put, so to speak, the small dishes in the large : classical music, paintings on the walls, fresh flowers… About 3,000 people per day, on average, more than one million per year, are expected in this building located along the 42nd street, not far from Times Square.

Toilet at 244.00 euros by year


Another amazing figure, the operating budget of the toilet : 244.000 euros. Two employees are present there, from seven o’clock in the morning to midnight. It is not allowed to leave a tip, even that it is forbidden to smoke, spit, brush teeth, do his laundry, or to double in the tail, says the regulation.


The porcelain tiles that cover the walls have been imported from Europe, said Dan Biederman, founder of the Bryant Park Corporation, a non-profit organization that manages the park. The rental of the central lawn for events, concessions, various restaurant Bryant Park Grill and the sponsorships allow the organization to have an annual budget of over nine million euros.

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