Toilets

Considering the number of pedestrians, there’s a noticeable lack of public restrooms around the city. You’ll find spots to relieve yourself in Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal, and in parks, including Madison Square Park, Battery Park, Tompkins Square Park, Washington Square Park and Columbus Park in Chinatown, plus several places scattered around Central Park. The good bet, though, is to pop into a Starbucks (there’s one about every three blocks), a department store (Macy’s, Century 21, Bloomingdale’s) or a neighborhood park like Tompkins Square in the East Village or Bleecker Playground (at W 11th and Hudson) in the West Village.