Protesters rally over Brighton Beach boardwalk bathroom plans

Residents in Brighton Beach are making a stink over the city's plans to build new bathroom facilities along the boardwalk.

Residents in Brighton Beach are making a stink over the city's plans to build new bathroom facilities along the boardwalk. (5/5/13)

BROOKLYN - Residents in Brighton Beach are making a stink over the city's plans to build new bathroom facilities along the boardwalk.

People who live in the Ocean Towers near the boardwalk are upset that the three-story restroom buildings will block their views of the beach. They also say the facilities are a waste of taxpayer dollars that come at an excessive cost.

Dozens of residents protested this afternoon to call on the city to revise its plans. However, the city has stated in court documents that relocating the comfort stations could cost an additional $2 million. The city also says it received approval to build the facilities from the public and from FEMA.

The new bathrooms are expected to be open to the public by Memorial Day.

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