The restrooms are usually clean, unlocked, and in no-waiting mode. I assume they were built here because Sunday Market takes place half a block away during the summer, but many of us have thanked the donors and builders during the rest of the year as well. In an effort to give credit where it's due, I've included below the plaque from the center of the building.
Oh yes, note the truck. There is usually someone parked here. Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Astoria's royal thrones
The weather has been doing nothing but raining incessantly for at least 24 hours, so I dug these photos out of the archives from August 18, 2009. Perched over one of Astoria's sunken lots (my back was to the restrooms when I took this photo), and right next door to this plaque, is one of the most suprising public restrooms I've ever seen. I don't know who thought up the jumbo-sized moulded gold letters, but I thank them every time I pass by. I like the look. The style appears to me to be nouveau Art Deco, although the building has a sort of Classical look with the attached columns.