Come September, pedestrians in downtown Flushing with the urge and two bits will be able to answer the call of nature in the borough's first public outhouse.
The outdoor unit - one of 20 such models to be placed around the city - will feature a self-flushing toilet, a sink, soap dispenser and a unique cleaning system.
It will be located in Lippman Plaza and will cost a quarter to use.
New toilets a Flushing success
"With [automatic public toilets], there are more urgent considerations than aesthetics," Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) said. "If the city can provide us with a handsome looking toilet, then all the better."
"I just hope that people don't call this one the 'Auto-John' or 'Auto-Loo,'" the councilman quipped.