They’re called comfort stations and they have been built to serve NYC beachgoers in Rockaways, Coney Island and Brighton Beach.
But some neighbors say they’re expensive, ugly and not necessary.
The pre-fabricated buildings are mounted on pilings that have been set into the beach. That brings that up above potential flooding that may happen in the future. At one spot in Brighton Beach, there’s a problem with the construction. Some of the other stations are not yet open.
The NYC Parks Department has moved to have the stations open for the summer.