Grand Army Plaza toilet moves a–head

Flush with success! City plans public toilet in Grand Army Plaza
Department of Transportation

Brooklynites, get ready to move to flushing!

The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved a site for the borough’s first public pay toilet — a little nook on Flatbush Avenue just to the south of Grand Army Plaza.

“The Commission approved it because … the restroom would be installed at enough of a distance from the historical features [in Grand Army Plaza] and the entrance [to Prospect Park],” said Landmarks spokeswoman Lisi de Bourbon.

The public, coin-operated, self-cleaning toilet will be part of an expansion in the city’s franchise agreement with the Spanish company, Cemusa, which sells advertising on the units to underwrite their installation and maintenance.

One of the toilets is in Madison Square Park in Manhattan and the other is in Queens. There will eventually be 20 such units, though the one next to Prospect Park will not bear advertising.

A second toilet is being planned for Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn, as The Brooklyn Paper reported last month.