|Out Of Order - Franz Siegel Bathroom. It's closing leaves no other bathroom facilities for the entire 16 acre park. The park's other comfort station closed two decades ago. (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/ NYC Park Advocates) Click on images to enlarge.|
On April 1st the Parks Department discovered that thieves had stolen plumbing from the comfort station in Franz Siegel Park in the Bronx. The bathrooms have been out-of-service since.
Last Saturday hundreds of ballplayers as well as friends and families were forced to find other places to relieve themselves.
"We have to go in the bushes," said a member of the Canabacoa ball club playing on the poorly maintained fields. "We're used to it."
According to the Parks Department, 4 flush valves (approximate value $500 each) were stolen. The agency replaced the valves this week and they should be open today. - Geoffrey Croft
|Members of the Canabacoa baseball club. The closed comfort Station is behind them.|
The comfort station has been closed since April 1st, when the Parks department discovered the missing valves.
WPIX - April 20, 2012 - By Monica Morales