Pee-Curious? Here’s Where to Find a Public Bathroom Downtown

06/13/2024 in
Pee-Curious? Here’s Where to Find a Public Bathroom Downtown

Trying to find a public bathroom in this city can be a real ordeal, especially when you really gotta go. In fact, in a city of 8.5 million people, there are only 1,000 public bathrooms available citywide. To help, Mayor Eric Adams recently announced his “Ur in Luck” initiative, which aims to expand public bathroom access across the city. The plan involves building 46 new restrooms and renovating 36 existing ones in all five boroughs, with 28 new restrooms coming to Manhattan. 

While we wait (to wait less), the Adams administration has put together a handy Google Maps overlay that will show you all the public restrooms available. Scope it out, and also peruse this list of public bathrooms in Lower Manhattan, so next time your bladder calls, you’ll be prepared.

  • 2 World Trade Center, Balcony level (north concourse) Main level (north concourse)
  • 3 World Trade Center, Balcony level (by the stairs), Main level (by the stairs)
  • The Battery Comfort Station, Battery Place and Washington Street
  • Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, Vesey Street
  • Battery Park City Library (requires library card), 175 North End Ave.
  • Battery Parking Garage (LAZ Parking), 70 Greenwich St.
  • Brookfield Place, Level 1 by PJ Clarkes and Le District; Level 2 by Hudson Eats, 230 Vesey St.
  • Castle Clinton National Monument, the Battery
  • East River Greenway Public Restroom, between Piers 15 and 16
  • Federal Hall National Monument, 26 Wall St.
  • Imagination Playground Comfort Station, between Front and South streets
  • National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green
  • New Amsterdam Library (requires library card), 9 Murray St.
  • Pier 11 / Wall Street Ferry Terminal, South Street
  • Pier 17, Level 4, South Street
  • St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway
  • Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 4 Whitehall St. 
  • Teardrop Park, 20 River Terrace
  • The View at the Battery, Battery Park Underpass at South Street
  • Trinity Church, 89 Broadway

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