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The Bathrooms in Tompkins Square Park May Be the ‘Worst in North America’

The historically gnarly restrooms are slated for a desperately needed renovation next year.

August 25, 2022
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A Brighton Beach Bathroom to Remember

This is the domain of Hazel Chatman, a 75-year-old seasonal Parks Department worker who has been overseeing beach bathrooms for 28 years.

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Your Grandchildren May Find it Easier to Pee in NYC

The City Council proposed some legislation that might eventually provide relief.

June 29, 2022
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An Unholy Prospect Park Outhouse

Few things can shatter the cinematic spring charm of a perfect June weekend in New York City. But then I had to pee.

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Introducing Porcelain New York: A Public Bathroom Column

Our goal is to celebrate the toilets we have, shine a light on facilities that need attention, and inspire more public bathroom discourse.