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There’s a New App to Reserve a Place to Pee in NYC

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There’s a New App to Reserve a Place to Pee in NYC

Thanks to a new app, you can now reserve a private bathroom all across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens for those NYC moments when you just HAVE to go. Here are all of the details.

It’s happened to us all, we’re on a busy intersection, being jostled between hurried commuters like a human pinball …then you get a desperate message from your bladder, “Dude, you’re going to need to get to a bathroom, like double-time.” It’s usually at that moment when the city lays out its natural obstacle course. Bursting through tourists plodding along walking 4 wide, a limbo underneath a forest of selfie sticks, dancing back and forth in Starbucks to get a drink in exchange for the code to the bathroom. In short, it’s hell on earth.

Wouldn’t it be great if you had a map of available bathrooms where you can waddle directly to, and instead of making a purchase in the store/eatery just walk right into the stall and enjoy that sweet relief? A new app on the market aims to provide you with just that.

The product in question is called called Rockaloo. The innovative service allows the app’s users to buy a pass to bathrooms in private businesses across the city, no waiting on line to buy a coffee or a stick of gum. Rockaloo provides you with a handy map of available bathrooms nearby, you buy a pass (prices range between $0.99 to $8.99) then you have an hour to make your way there and “do your business” uninterrupted. All you have to do is show your pass and use the john. Easy. Check out the handy little diagram below:

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The service launched in August in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and is already partnered with 130 businesses across those three boroughs.

We don’t know about you, but in a pinch (you can read a pun there if you like) the idea of paying a couple of dollars to relieve ourselves quickly is well worth the money. What do you think?

Featured image source [Wikimedia Commons]