A Waterfront Ale House (2.67/5)
Features a single urinal and single toilet. Bathroom was really small and had terrible ventilation. But traffic seemed really low. When you walk in the front door, make your way towards the back and choose the right corner and go down the stairs. You have to walk through the entire restaurant + bar to get there, so you might be a little embarrassed. On an unrelated note, this place is TERRIBLE. Their service is absurd (30 minute wait between beers), their food is shit, and the atmosphere is about as charming as TGI Fridays...in West Virgina.
B Loeb Boat House (1.00/5)
Public restrooms, next to restaurant and boat rental, toilet paper but no soap
C The New Leafe Cafe (3.67/5)
Technically in the basement of the new leafe cafe, you can access the public toilets by snaking to the left of the restaurant entrance heading down the stone steps and entering through first door on the right. A pretty sneaky place to put a toilet, and makes a day in the park much more comfortable.
D Filene's Basement (3.33/5)
Go down stairs to basement level.
E Uniqlo (4.00/5)
Clean, large bathroom with minimal signage so most customers are unaware of the publicly available restroom. Head all the way to the back where you'll see the large staircase leading downstairs. Make a left once you reach the basement floor, and you'll be on your way to one of the cleanest restrooms available in SoHo.
F Broadway Bubbles (4.00/5)
The toilet is for people doing their laundry but nobody cares if someone just goes in to use it.
G Hilton Hotel (1.33/5)
Up the escalators on your right. On the left on the 2nd floor. Clean, attendant sometimes, and also where the end of Michael Clayton was shot.
H Lerner Hall, Columbia (4.33/5)
If you don't have a Columbia ID, enter Lerner Hall from the campus side and turn left before the security desks for your peeing pleasure
I Millenium Hilton (3.00/5)
The bathrooms are located next to the gift shop and are pretty easy to get to. However, sometimes there are valets/bellboys that give you the eye when you go to the bathroom and leave. This is just across the street from the WTC path station, so a good place to pee before a long train ride.
J Trump Tower (5.00/5)
Downstairs off the main commercial areas is toilet paradise! Marble walls, etc and immaculate as I remember and nobody bothers you to use them. Guess Donald didn't skimp here either!
K Dylan's Candy Bar (4.33/5)
There are four bathrooms in the store, two on the top floor, and two on the very lower level. The upstairs restroom is through a glass door that is just right of the staircase and on the left. To get to the lower level restrooms, go down the stairs and go right when the stairs split, and they are in the left back hand corner.
L Christian Science Reading Room (5.00/5)
M Dave & Buster's (4.67/5)
Just go 2 flights up into Dave and Buster's and follow the yellow brick road into the game room. The bathroom has two stalls. The handicap stall is HUGE. It's always very clean and quiet on weekdays. One of the best spots in the city.
N Bryant Park Hotel (5.00/5)
Walk to the elevator bank as if you own a room in the hotel and take it down to the cellar. If you're stuck in midtown during the day these bathrooms offer you one of the best release experiences in the city for free. Always quiet, dimly lit. Grab a copy of New York magazine on the way down and you'll be in crappy heaven.
O Applebee's (3.67/5)
This bathroom located in the back of the restaurant was a god send when I was stuck in traffic on the West Side Highway. No one was there and the facility was very clean. In twenty minutes, not a soul came in! Great find if you're in a bind in traffic.
P Metropolitan Museum of Art- Uris Center (1.00/5)
As you go on left side of main steps at 5th Av/82nd St, there is entrance to 81st St Ground Floor's Uris Center where you can use free and it is less busy public restroom.<br />
Q Cloisters Museum (2.33/5)
During the museum hours, Cloisters Museum has public restroom. Same day admission as MET and it's donations.
R Governors Island (1.00/5)
During the weekend, and Open House New York, free Governors Island Ferry take you to Governors Island, not known to tourist and soon as ferry docks on island, only clean restrooms are inside the waiting room, however portables are always dirty.<br />
S Edison Parking (4.33/5)
Very small single person room. Slightly cramped space, but still enough room to get the job done. Can be found on the left-hand side of the building, near where cars exit and next to the office. You enter a small foyer and the restroom is the door on the left. Automatic hand dryer often turns on as it's right in front of the toilet. Worst complaint is occasional spots of urine on floor as some people miss. Cute car designs in the wall tiles.
T Barnes & Noble at 86th St/2nd Av (2.33/5)
On the upstairs on 2nd floor after taking escalator or elevator, head over to southeastern section of bookstore, where they have two public restrooms. One for men and one for ladies.<br /><br />There is also cafe on 2nd floor.
U Olive Garden (2.00/5)
walk in, pretend you are going to the bar, continue past, bang a hard left and you are in. Mens and womens. Stalls and doors go from ceiling to floor.
V Starbucks (4.00/5)
Quality Starbucks facility
Loews Lincoln Imax Theater? (4.33/5)
This bathroom came in handy after the Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's up on the 3rd floor, as clean as any other movie theater bathroom.
This Korean snack shack provides us with good, cheap korean food, microwaves, free water, and clean bathrooms. There are two single-occupancy rooms all the way in the back to the right, one for men and one for women. Sometimes there is a wait, but never a long one. There is only one sink and it is in the waiting area, which is also about 2'x4', so there can be some uncomfortable squeezing when it's time to wash your hands.
The Ancott (5.00/5)
One of the best bathrooms I've ever come across. The people were so friendly and accommodating of my urgent need. I can't imagine having a better bathroom experience anywhere else. Thanks again!
NOHO untied foods (1.67/5)
there are people who don't normally allow you to use it but if you ask nicely they will. not a bad place. used it a couple times before.
Whenever I'm stuck shopping in midtown with my girlfriend, this is my go to place for dumps. The dumper is located on the top floor and is always empty. I usually get some odd looks from the salesperson because that floor is always empty. Much better than Barney's or any other dept. stores because there's a lot less traffic here.
Technically you have to be a customer - but they are usually pretty nice about letting desperate members of the public relieve themselves. You may have to wait in line when the store is busy - because they only have one bathroom with only one toilet.
Technically, it's only for customers. But they are usually pretty decent about letting members of the public use it.
Ace Bar (2.33/5)
only in case of emergency toilet. no stalls and the door doesnt lock very well. I would recommend holding it in unless you are at Defcon 5.<br /><br /><br />