245 Bowery Now a Loo

Posted on: December 23rd, 2010 at 6:28 am by

Ever since heavy-duty work began on the forthcoming tapas joint at 245 Bowery, the corner of Stanton Street has acquired a more pungent (nay, palpable) piss smell.  The boxy plywood shed creates a natural nook which seriously encourages public urination. Indeed, most days when we pass this sequestered loo, the sidewalk is stained, and there are usually discarded bottles in the immediate vicinity.

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All it needs now is a swinging door to complete the bathroom stall look.  Any street artists down for a humorous installation?

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Team Alta – Ewa Olsen and Christopher Chesnutt – are behind the project, currently dubbed S.R.O.  The menu will allegedly feature Spanish-slash-Portuguese-style tapas with some cooking at the bar.  Community Board 3 approved their liquor license last June, but expressed a bit of concern over their choice over their name selection.

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