Stuck in foot traffic on the streets of NYC and need the bathroom? Stuck in the Times Square madness and need the WC? Here’s EVERY open bathroom in the city on one map.
The city bursts at the seams with tourists during the holidays and long weekends, but your bladder doesn’t care where you are. When you have to go, you have to go…and finding a public bathroom in the city is nearly impossible.
Dr. Wansoo, the creator of nyrestroom.com and professor at Rutgers University, aimed to cure one of Manhattan’s oldest problems—the difficulty of finding a public restroom—and he came up with a handy map that’s accessbile to everyone.
The map was originally posted on the Uber Drivers Forum, but now we have the insider info when it comes to open bathrooms, too. The map is broken down and categorized into six sections: public, coffee shop, book store, hotel, fast food, and other.
If you find yourself doing the I-need-the-bathroom-dance or clench, don’t hesitate to visit and add to this open NYC resource. The map has grown substantially since we first found out about it nearly a year ago!
This map will certainly come in handy these next few weeks, and is a good thing to have year-round in a city where you can’t always expect to go back home or to your hotel to use the bathroom.