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Toilet Watch

Fresh Cement at the 4th/Hill APT

By Eric Richardson — June 03, 2008 — 4 Comments

A fresh patch of concrete next to the still-not-functional Automated Public Toilet (APT) at 4th and Hill is visual proof that getting the unit in service wasn't...


4th/Hill APT

By Eric Richardson — April 09, 2008 — 3 Comments

The Automated Public Toilet (APT) at 4th and Hill has been ready to go for nearly three months, but remains out of service waiting for the city's Department of Water...


4th/Hill APT

By Eric Richardson — January 11, 2008 — 4 Comments

New York City opened its first Automated Public Toilet yesterday in Madison Square Park. The city plans to open twenty of the units over the next two years. While...


4th/Hill APT

By Eric Richardson — November 19, 2007 — 12 Comments

Walking around today I noticed that the Automated Public Toilet at 4th & Hill has still not yet entered service. The site was fenced off for foundation work...


Not Quite Right

By Eric Richardson — June 03, 2007 — 4 Comments

It would be nice to think that once an APT gets to the point where it's operational, we can cross it off the Toilet Watch list. Not quite so, though. Even $250...


100_9911

By Eric Richardson — May 17, 2007 — 9 Comments

I have a report this morning that the Pershing Square Automated Public Toilet is now open for business.

Walking home from the gym, I witnessed history in the making...


By Eric Richardson — May 13, 2007 — 6 Comments

Part of the fun of something like the recent Times piece on Downtown APTs is watching to see how that story spreads. Earlier in the week I noted that Newsweek grabbed...


By Eric Richardson — May 08, 2007 — 3 Comments

I was at the DLANC Board meeting tonight when my Dad called. Sitting down back in Michigan after a late softball game he picks up a copy of Newsweek and what does...


By Eric Richardson — May 03, 2007 — 13 Comments

Cara DiMassa runs a story in today's Times about the slow pace of APT installation Downtown. For those of you who have been following along here it's not new information...


By Eric Richardson — April 26, 2007 — 4 Comments

As I mentioned yesterday, Lance Oishi of Street Services attended a DLANC meeting last night to come talk about the street furniture program and specifically the...


By Eric Richardson — April 25, 2007 — 4 Comments

According to my count this is the six-month anniversary of the Pershing Square Automated Public Toilet getting installed at 5th and Hill. As we've covered here...


New APT Location

By Eric Richardson — April 19, 2007 — 5 Comments

Yes, it's been six months and the Pershing Square APT still isn't functional, but why wait to get going on the next toilet? This shot shows where another APT will...