A Forbes Magazine Building (1.67/5)
The Forbes Magazine building has the Forbes Galleries on the ground floor. Admission to the galleries are free and toilets are near the entrance.
B Babies R Us (4.00/5)
Also has a mother's room for changing or nursing baby.
C Penn Station, NJ Transit (3.00/5)
Other than the main bathrooms at the Penn Station, the ones at the NJ Transit waiting area are much better and cleaner.
D Mudd Engineering bldg (1.00/5)
First floor of engineering building at Columbia.
E NYU Medical Center (4.00/5)
Take a right at the lobby, go through 3 hallways and follow the toilet sign.
F 149 5th avenue: 7TH FLOOR (1.00/5)
In an office building so tricky to get in but once you do... success!
G Columbus Circle Mall (4.00/5)
Bathrooms are located on the 2nd floor of the public mall, just down from the Borders.
H Borders (4.33/5)
Nice restrooms upstairs...make a right and another right coming off the escalator
I Clinton Castle in Battery Park (3.33/5)
This toilet is located inside the Clinton Castle National Park.
J Hertz Rent A Car (3.67/5)
Inside the Hertz rent a car across from the West Bank Deli on Morris St
K NYFD (2.33/5)
Little Known Fact: All NYPD / FDNY stations are public property, and therefore required to provide toilet access. <br /><br />Editor's note: The above statement is possibly not true but we would like to know for certain either way.
L US Bankruptcy Court (3.33/5)
This is a federal court, so you'll have to go through the bag scan, but there are public bathrooms on the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors. They're as clean as the general population leaves them each day.
M New York Road Runners (3.67/5)
Three private bathrooms, towards the back on the right and left sides. One warning: these are mainly used by runners, so they can be slightly nasty if someone's just used it to clean up after a run.
N Crate and Barrel (4.00/5)
This bathroom is on the second floor. Take the escalator up and walk straight. Make your first left and you will find it in the back corner of the store near the rugs. Because it is on the second floor it is generally unknown and therefore relatively empty and usually clean.
O Helmsley Hotel (4.00/5)
From the front door, veer right, towards the restaurant in the back.
P Cosi (1.33/5)
This is a busy place and the bathrooms are in the back. I've never seen a line.
Q Toys R Us (3.33/5)
Very clean, busy with lots of kids. Just go up the escalator and around the corner on the 2nd floor. Where I usually go when I'm stuck in Times Square.
R The Bowery Hotel (4.00/5)
Just stroll past the doormen and you're in.
S Strand Books (1.00/5)
2nd Floor past kids books
T Lord & Taylor (5.00/5)
Check the directory for the floor
U Betheseda Fountain (2.67/5)
Access by stairs; toilet paper, no soap.
V Toasties (Union Square) (3.67/5)
This is an easy bathroom to get in to. You need to get the key which is usually on a counter or in a bucket straight back and to the left near the soup station.
Walk-in from 7th Avenue, head IMMEDIATELY to the right, where the elevators are. Make eye contact with no one. Take the elevator up to the Lobby Level. Exit left, hug the wall, and there's your glorious restroom. Be mindful that The Renaissance just went through a major reno, and one of the features is dark lighting (oxymoron!) so it may be hard to find this toilet the first time. But trust me, it has saved me from embarrassment more than once, and it's worth keeping in your back pocket. Ahem.
Milstein Hospital (3.33/5)
Hidden very clean discrete toilet in the Harkness Pavilion
This restaurant offers rather clean and easily accessible restrooms for both males and females.
Clean and rarely occupied bathroom upstairs on the 2nd floor housewares mezzanine. It's in the far left back corner of the pots and pan section.
Fair Way (4.00/5)
Upstairs behind the organic health food section...three self enclosed restrooms.
Time Warner Center Mall (4.00/5)
Upstairs, down the hall way to the left. A bit deep into the mall. But always good for emergencies.
Waldorf Astoria Hotel (5.00/5)
Just off the lobby are 2 lovely restrooms for men and women Attendant may or may not be on duty. Tipping is optional.