Wednesday, February 17, 2016

First look at the new public toilets in Tompkins Square Park


[Photo today by Derek Berg]

The toilets are currently in beta testing.

Eventually, each toilet will include free one-gigabyte WiFi, though individual toilet-users are more likely to see upload and download speeds closer to 300 megabits per second. This is still much faster than most cellular or landline Internet connections in the United States. Range can theoretically extend up to 400 feet, as long as there are no obstacles in the way, such as NYPD Patrol Towers. (Also, toilet-goers worried about security can get a key for an encrypted connection, although this requires additional steps.)

Other features include free VoIP calls through Vonage, and a dedicated button for calling 911. Maintenance costs should be offset by two 5-inch displays showing ads and public service announcements.

18 comments:

Eden Bee said...

ON MY WAY!

EV Grieve said...

Be sure to send me a Twitter from there!

Goggla said...

Finally!

Makeout said...

Where's the fucking toilet paper?

Anonymous said...

Let me be the first to say it: What's with that sh*t-eating grin on that toilet?

Anonymous said...

Who the hell needs wi-fi in a toilet???????

4:27 P.M. said...

Is this CitiToilet? Does it have a bidet? Because I don't think I can swipe (right)and wipe at the same time. TSP public toilets are the best place to Tinder by the way.

Anonymous said...

EVG, a GREAT head start on April Fool's!!!

Anonymous said...

Is that LinkNYC?

Gojira said...

What, no little Snapple cozy to hold one's fruit-flavored and fructose corn syrup-loaded beverage? Bummer!

Anonymous said...

I'll be mostly downloading there

Anonymous said...

That LinkNYC chair gave me bit rot in my USB port!

Edmund Dunn said...

My one question. Is this a “shared economy” toilet?

DrBOP said...

OK, it's late enough now, and I gotta know.....

DOES IT GLOW IN THE DARK?



might help the aim

Anonymous said...

I hear they already rolled these out in Flushing.

Anonymous said...

Wow I just want to say that tompkins is getting pretty unsafe now with all the gangs involved.

Heres a post on reddit for more information, I'm not advertising I'm just directing you to more information.

Anonymous said...

Tompkins square park in unsafe! It's full of gangs and violence now. #TakeBackTompkins

https://redd.it/46i5x3

Chief Primatologist of the East Village Inky said...

Urinetown just got a whole lot classier.