245 Bowery No Longer a Loo
Posted on: June 10th, 2011 at 6:27 am by Elie
The ever-popular plywood loo at 245 Bowery is no longer in service. Drunken revelers and the homeless alike will need to find a new public toilet. On Wednesday morning, construction workers onsite transformed the aromatic nook into a fire exit. A frame and red door are now in place.
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Despite this recent action, however, that corner still smells like a piss-pot.
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