Washington Sq. Park to Get a Bathroom

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    New York City's Washington Square Park has received approval for a $4 million structure that will house a restroom and space for parks department staff.

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plan on Tuesday. The new glass and granite comfort station will replace three older buildings, including a rundown restroom.

    Construction is slated to begin in early 2011. It should be finished in one year.

    It is the last phase of a multimillion dollar makeover of the park that included the restoration of its landmark fountain.

    The 9.75-acre park is in the heart of Greenwich Village.