NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It looks like New York City’s cutbacks haven’t reached the Parks Department restrooms at Coney Island after all.
Restroom attendants at Coney Island were apparently doling out just a few squares per patron at women’s rooms and some men’s rooms had no toilet paper at all.
But Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey says there is plenty of toilet paper to go around.
“It is not our policy to have parks employees distribute supplies at our bathrooms,” said Jeffrey. “All bathrooms are regularly cleaned and stocked, as they have always been. There are plenty of supplies. In addition, at Coney Island we stocked the beach with an additional amount this holiday weekend because we anticipated large crowds.”
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Jeffrey says attendants shouldn’t be rationing toilet paper adding, “We will address the issue with the staff on site to determine why they did what they did.”
But Geoffrey Croft, a parks advocate, said the problem has been going on for a while.
Some Coney Island merchants say they’ve paid fees this summer to keep restrooms open longer and they believe facilities should be better maintained.
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