March 23, 2006
The Most Lucrative Contract Ever for NYC: “Pedestrian Rest Stops”
As previously mentioned, the City of
A prototype was recently unveiled on a sidewalk in
The shiny, silver toilet is enclosed within a sleek, modern rectangle that is nearly as spacious as some studio apartments and topped with frosted pale green glass. It comes with a sink, mirror and disposable seat covers. Push a blue button for an extra flush, and a red button to report an emergency.
A quarter will secure entree to the inner sanctum for 15 minutes (with a 3-minute warning). Linger past that, and the door slides open again for the next occupant even if the current one is not quite done.
Not sure which quip more aptly celebrates the unveiling, either “contracts
in everything” or “only in
[Meredith R. Miller]
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