Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thieves Close Franz Siegel Bathroom

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.

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WPIX - April 20, 2012 - By Monica Morales

1 comment:

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