Flushing Town Hall officials need a whopping $125,000 to gut and replace six toilets they say routinely clog up and overflow when the 152-year-old arts center draws crowds.
“We have schools coming for education programs and there are sometimes hundreds of kids in the building,” said Ellen Kodadek, executive director of Flushing Town Hall. “Over the last two years we have experienced a lot of clogs and overflowing. These repairs are incredibly costly.”
Town Hall also needs a better sound and light system, Kodadek said. But the new toilets are tops on its list.
“Infrastructure upgrades are core to our public service,” said Kodadek, who told The News that the $125,000 estimate includes gutting all six bathrooms by the theater and gallery and replacing the ancient connective plumbing.
It’s unclear how old the plumbing is. The building fell into disrepair before undergoing a renovation in the 1980s.