Life Imitates Seinfeld

George-Costanza.JPGAs any Seinfeld fan will remember, the rotund, neurotic character George Costanza once quipped that if you give him an area of the city, he can tell you the nicest local public bathroom. Jerry tested him, and George came through with flying colors. Now, it seems that AM New York has taken the issue to heart, and created a guide to Manhattan bathrooms. Broken into four categories (Midtown, Downtown, Brooklyn, and “All Around Town”), the guide has listings for 16 porcelain palaces around town, telling you what makes them special, and where in the facility they are. It is definitely good to take a look, as you never know when you will need them.

On a personal note, I want to endorse a few of these listings. The Grand Central and Penn Station bathrooms are both very clean… Though both are designed for speed over comfort, how often are you at either of those places looking for added bathroom amenities? The bathroom at ESPNZone is an experience. With those urinal-mounted TVs, I have never wanted a pee to last longer!

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Do you know of a particularly nice bathroom around town that AM NY missed?

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4 Comments so far

  1. Chris Trent (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 10:35 am

    well, the more you drink the longer you pee! so drink up, noah. you’ll get a lot more urinal time. :)

    it’s amazing how often life lends itself to seinfeld references…

  2. angela (aka doris) (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 10:57 am

    almost any hotel has a clean bathroom. i use the grand central hyatt one quite a bit, as well as the W in union square.

    rice to riches, that rice pudding place on spring street, has a nice one, though there’s usually a wait.

    kiehl’s on 13th and 3rd has a good one too.

  3. Maulleigh (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    There’s a banana republic in midtown with a nice bathroom downstairs. I couldn’t believe it!!

  4. Kevin (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 3:14 pm

    The bathroom at the Trump Tower (5th Ave between 56th & 57th) is a favorite of mine. It’s open to the public between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Take the escalator downstairs.

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