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.
Posted by Grieve at 1:00 PM
Labels: toilets, Tompkins Square Park
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ON MY WAY!
Be sure to send me a Twitter from there!
Where's the fucking toilet paper?
Let me be the first to say it: What's with that sh*t-eating grin on that toilet?
Who the hell needs wi-fi in a toilet???????
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.
EVG, a GREAT head start on April Fool's!!!
Is that LinkNYC?
What, no little Snapple cozy to hold one's fruit-flavored and fructose corn syrup-loaded beverage? Bummer!
I'll be mostly downloading there
That LinkNYC chair gave me bit rot in my USB port!
My one question. Is this a “shared economy” toilet?
OK, it's late enough now, and I gotta know.....
DOES IT GLOW IN THE DARK?
might help the aim
I hear they already rolled these out in Flushing.
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.
Tompkins square park in unsafe! It's full of gangs and violence now. #TakeBackTompkins
Urinetown just got a whole lot classier.
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