Throughout New York City, there are restroom facilities you can use while you’re out and about sightseeing.
Throughout New York City, there are restroom facilities you can use while you’re out and about sightseeing. A few tips:
You can find a full list of New York City parks with public restrooms at the . The public restrooms in Bryant Park—replete with attendants, Toto toilets and fixtures, a classical-music soundtrack and fresh flowers—are perhaps the most notable in the City.
Other convenient public restrooms include those at transportation hubs like Grand Central Terminal and Moynihan Station. And, if you ask, you can use the bathrooms at New York City Police Department stations.
The City contracted more than a decade ago to build 20 automatic public toilets; most remain in a warehouse in Queens. So far, there is one facility in and another at Plaza de Las Americas in Washington Heights (at Wadsworth Avenue and West 175th Street) in Manhattan; one in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza; one at Corona Plaza in Queens; and one at Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. Each costs 25 cents for 15 minutes of use and are open daily 8am–8pm. The remaining 15 toilets have yet to be installed, though Red Hook and Williamsburg in Brooklyn have been tapped as possibilities for the next two.
Lastly, most sizable department stores, large chain bookstores and restaurants offer restroom facilities for their customers.