If you’re looking for holiday work, you might try for a job as a Times Square toilet butler. The Charmin Restrooms have returned to Times Square, adding luxury features including attendants “dressed in tuxedos,” flat-screen TVs, a “new, winter wonderland forest theme,” and a second-floor “Power Lodge” where visitors can recharge their portable devices. And — big plus — for the first time, the toilets will be available on New Year’s Eve until 2 a.m. The facilities will be christened today by Joey Fatone. The video above, from the toilets’ inaugural 2006 season, will give some idea of the promo gauntlet you’ll have to run to get to the can; here’s a list of nearby Starbuckses.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 24, 2008