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Photo via NYC Parks Department
Photo via NYC Parks Department
The bathrooms will be raised on stilts into the air, similar to these bathrooms built at another location on the boardwalk.

Long-awaited comfort stations will finally be coming to the Brighton Beach Boardwalk at Coney Island Avenue.

“Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Marty Maher promised me we’d have the bathrooms moved from Brighton 15th Street to Coney Island Avenue by Memorial Day, and that’s exactly what will be happening,” Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz said in a statement.

This decision comes after a long battle over the stations, which were originally designed to replace the Riegelmann Boardwalk bathrooms that were destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. In 2013, Cymbrowitz protested the comfort stations’ original planned location in front of the Oceana luxury condominiums complex as many residents complained the stations would obstruct ocean views and attract homeless people and teenagers looking for trouble. Cymbrowitz argued for the comfort stations to move to a busier area of the Boardwalk.

Work on the comfort stations began on February 12, and will go on from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The stations are expected to be completed by Memorial Day.

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