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Mayor Adams’s Claim: The Public Can Pee at City Hall. Hell Gate Porcelain New York Rating: FALSE

We tried to use the restrooms in the "people's house" as a member of the public and were turned away.

June 10, 2024

Mayor Eric Adams Says the Public Can Pee Freely at City Hall

The Adams administration announced a slow, steady dribble of new public restrooms across New York City.

Lincoln Center Has a Great Public Bathroom—Why Aren’t There More Like It?

"It's low-hanging fruit where these buildings already have an existing bathroom, and they could just open it up to the public."

May 10, 2024

After Migrants Showed Up in Tompkins Square Park, the Adams Administration Pulled the Port-a-Potties

The Parks Department, unwilling to keep up maintenance for the port-a-potties while the park's bathrooms are being rebuilt, just got rid of them entirely.

Rockaway Beach’s Breezy, Rusty Modular Bathrooms Turn 10

The modular units were designed and installed in under 12 months—lightning speed for restrooms in the city.

August 21, 2023

Holy Crap: City Council Aims to Build Thousands of Public Toilets Across NYC

A new bill would direct NYC to create a total of 4,200 public toilets by 2035.

A Glimpse of (Bathroom) Hell in Prospect Park Heaven

The outhouses scattered throughout the park are not ready for summer.

The Only Good Place in Albany Is the Women’s Bathroom on the Second Floor

The politics stink, but at least the bathrooms are nice.

April 24, 2023

Plumbing the Depths of the Manhattan Criminal Court System (Bathrooms)

The facilities of 100 Centre Street might not meet the exacting standards of Donald J. Trump.

April 10, 2023