When you gotta go…YOU JUST GOTTA GO, DAMMIT.
That’s why I’ve listed my personal favorite public bathrooms in the city. Ok now it sounds like I’m obsessed with bathrooms. I’m not. I just appreciate having a free one available, especially while shopping around New York.
If you’re on upper 5th Ave
Head into the Plaza Food Hall – the bathroom is actually its own separate entrance (very grand). You’ll see it if you’re going West on Central Park South past the Plaza Food Hall. Go into the black door on the left and down the stairs. Your porcelain throne awaits.
If you’re in Herald Square
First of all, I’m sorry. It’s like the crappiest part of the city, no pun intended. When you gotta go, pop into the Manhattan Mall, which is an actual mall that no one remembers exists on 33rd and Broadway.
If you’re in Union Square
Don’t bother going into Starbucks or Panera. It’s all about Nordstrom Rack.
If you’re in Soho
Pearl River Mart has toilets on the lower floor. They may not be around long, though, so use it while you can.
Godspeed to you.