Presentation on theme: "The Lack of Public Restrooms in New York City. The island of Manhattan only has, approximately, 200 public restrooms. Singapore has 750 public restrooms."— Presentation transcript:
The Lack of Public Restrooms in New York City
The island of Manhattan only has, approximately, 200 public restrooms. Singapore has 750 public restrooms.
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani When Giuliani was in office, public restrooms were a priority.
Peter Vallone, Former City Council Speaker Vallone wanted to duplicate what he saw while he was vacationing in Athens, Greece.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg The idea of public restrooms was proposed again in 2002 by Mayor Bloomberg.
Fresh Meadows Restroom Ordeal: The community vetoed the installation of restrooms in Utopia Playground.
Everyone is a victim when it comes to the lack of public restrooms in Manhattan.
Times Square Subway Station Public Restroom, a welcome reprieve from the problem…but not quite there yet.
The Last Resorts
Tax money should go towards services that benefit the taxpayers, such as an increase in the number of public restrooms ECONOMICECONOMIC JUSTICEJUSTICE
The lack of public restrooms negatively effects the homeless population of Manhattan!
Few Public Restrooms = LONG LINES!
One Solution: Pay toilets—like the ones used in San Francisco.
Old restrooms, like this one on Broadway and 96 th, would be ideal to reopen for the public.
Tax breaks could be offered to businesses and organizations that open their bathroom facilities to the general public.
New York’s best option is to install pay-toilets, like this one, throughout the city.