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2012-08-23 04:43:59 PM  
It takes a full time employee per bathroom in Brighton Beach to maintain them. Are people shiatting on the walls up there?
 
2012-08-23 05:06:22 PM  
The door had been welded shut since 1931
 
2012-08-23 05:31:22 PM  

Hot Carl To Go: It takes a full time employee per bathroom in Brighton Beach to maintain them. Are people shiatting on the walls up there?


yes.
 
2012-08-23 05:37:54 PM  
maurahirschauer.files.wordpress.com

Knows where all the best bathrooms are in New York
 
2012-08-23 05:37:56 PM  
Anyone else read the headline and wonder how sand helped?
 
2012-08-23 05:39:11 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
I was percolating, Jerry
 
2012-08-23 05:39:59 PM  

Now I Is!: Are people shiatting on the walls up there?


templetimes.files.wordpress.com

or worse...
 
2012-08-23 05:40:39 PM  
I was in NY last week, and I was pleasantly surprised by how clean the restrooms were aboard the Staten Island Ferry.
 
2012-08-23 05:44:41 PM  
Every time I'm in NYC I stop by the Waldorf Astoria and take a dump
 
2012-08-23 05:46:29 PM  

Now I Is!: Hot Carl To Go: It takes a full time employee per bathroom in Brighton Beach to maintain them. Are people shiatting on the walls up there?

yes.


However, I have heard, but not witnessed, that the bathroom in Washington Square Park is also surprisingly clean and even has toilets that automatically wrap the seats with a fresh sheet of plastic after every flush!
 
2012-08-23 05:47:09 PM  
San Francisco has the filthiest bathrooms in the country.
 
2012-08-23 05:54:37 PM  
Hopefully this article will help some farkers to find meaning in life.
 
2012-08-23 05:55:08 PM  
There are lots of nice public restrooms in NYC. In the lobby of the old Plaza hotel for example. Or back when Tavern on the Green was still opened, the bathrooms were public but kept a secret. Or any Fairway supermarket.
 
2012-08-23 06:04:55 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: San Francisco has the filthiest bathrooms in the country.


San Francisco has some of the filthiest people in the country. They don't flush at home so why should they flush in public?

Seriously though. Who here feels the need to destroy every public restroom they enter? I know you're out there.
 
2012-08-23 06:05:48 PM  
But Ms. Chatman never wanted to work in a bathroom.

No shiat. The only people that want to work in the bathroom are the creepy ones that want to do things in the bathroom that make normal people not want to use it.
 
2012-08-23 06:07:14 PM  

there4igraham: Seriously though. Who here feels the need to destroy every public restroom they enter? I know you're out there.


If I'm in a public bathroom, I'm destroying it. Not because I planned to or want to, but because something is going horribly, horribly wrong.
 
2012-08-23 06:11:43 PM  
If you're ever in Boston and have to go, DO NOT go in here.

cache.boston.com

I know it's tempting. I mean it's right there. But it's a trap.
 
2012-08-23 06:15:13 PM  
The only time I ever thought of "clean" and "public restroom" at the same time was some convention center in Kyoto, Japan. The minute I walked into that public restroom, I thought to myself, I actually could eat off this floor. I've never thought that of any bathroom - public or private. Another cool detail was that they piped in quiet sounds of birds chirping.

The center itself was like set piece out of the film Logan's Run. Forgot the name.
 
2012-08-23 06:28:06 PM  
The shiatters in Bryant Park are up there, too

gothamist.com
 
2012-08-23 06:31:17 PM  
Almost every public restroom I visit has some sort of shiat written on the wall. I just wonder who has the time to take their own poo and use it as a way to communicate. I don't care if "Aquarnisha is a ho".... do you REALLY have to write it in shiat? Then again, I'm usually just there to piss out my last beer and get on w/ my life.
 
2012-08-23 06:47:16 PM  

Kanemano: Every time I'm in NYC I stop by the Waldorf Astoria and take a dump


The big travel secret is if you need to use a bathroom in a big city, just go to the nearest hotel. They hardly ever say no, and you really don't have to ask where the bathrooms are: just look towards the back or wherever the in-house restaurant is. Besides, housekeeping maintains the bathrooms so they are very clean compared to your average bar/fast food bathroom.

NYC? Hell, in some spots there's hotels next to each other on the same block. And I'm sure that unless you look like you're some addict about to shoot up in the restroom, the Waldorf wouldn't stop you from going to the restroom.
 
2012-08-23 06:50:51 PM  

Hot Carl To Go: It takes a full time employee per bathroom in Brighton Beach to maintain them. Are people shiatting on the walls up there?


farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-23 07:12:23 PM  

skinink: Kanemano: Every time I'm in NYC I stop by the Waldorf Astoria and take a dump

The big travel secret is if you need to use a bathroom in a big city, just go to the nearest hotel. They hardly ever say no, and you really don't have to ask where the bathrooms are: just look towards the back or wherever the in-house restaurant is. Besides, housekeeping maintains the bathrooms so they are very clean compared to your average bar/fast food bathroom.

NYC? Hell, in some spots there's hotels next to each other on the same block. And I'm sure that unless you look like you're some addict about to shoot up in the restroom, the Waldorf wouldn't stop you from going to the restroom.


Or, alternatively, look towards where the meeting rooms are. Second choice is McDonald's believe it or not.
 
2012-08-23 07:13:33 PM  

IrateShadow: there4igraham: Seriously though. Who here feels the need to destroy every public restroom they enter? I know you're out there.

If I'm in a public bathroom, I'm destroying it. Not because I planned to or want to, but because something is going horribly, horribly wrong.


This is the best explanation I've ever heard.
 
2012-08-23 07:26:38 PM  
In rare occasions, what some would call vandalism can be another's free entertainment:
www.nobodygoeshere.com
If I'm keeled over a filthy porcelain altar in misery, honestly, this stuff is a better boost to my morale than a sink skirt.
 
2012-08-23 08:00:47 PM  
I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable having Micheal Jackson watching me poop.
 
2012-08-23 08:08:26 PM  

Stephen_Falken: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x355]
I was percolating, Jerry


Actually, he was transporting a severed toe on the bus.

\i am batman
 
2012-08-23 08:16:22 PM  
Bryant Park has a nice one.
 
2012-08-23 08:33:01 PM  
Found: a spotless public bathroom in New York City

FTFY
 
2012-08-23 08:45:26 PM  

there4igraham: AverageAmericanGuy: San Francisco has the filthiest bathrooms in the country.

San Francisco has some of the filthiest people in the country. They don't flush at home so why should they flush in public?

Seriously though. Who here feels the need to destroy every public restroom they enter? I know you're out there.


Toilets are SOOO 20th century.

Free-range pooping FTW!!!
 
2012-08-23 08:56:59 PM  
The fact that this is kitschy is of paramount importance. Lived here two years and am pretty sure that it is against regulations. I live in the East Village and it is the least kitschy place in the US. Maybe it's only zoned for on Staten Island or parts of Brooklyn.

There are laws against kitsch in New York public places. You might run into a mom and pop place where there is a trace of it, maybe in Brooklyn. Quickly burned down or denied some kind of license if they don't keep up their monthly bribes.

But public kitsch! Without precedent! in the City that Never Sleeps because cocaine is a hell of way to stay awake all the time.

Thats it.
 
2012-08-23 09:04:29 PM  
Who the fark cares? The only thing I care about is how difficult it's going to be to wipe my ass after I'm done.

Oh, don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about.

Sometimes that log comes out so clean that one wipe does the job. Other times your first wipe is a horrifying sight because there's a thick layer of shiat on that toilet paper, and you know it's going to take a dozen more sets of two-and-a-half sheets of ass-wipe before you're finally seeing just a light yellowish-brown coming from your starfish...and the end is in sight.

And don't even get me started on those inexplicable times when semen decides for no reason to escape out your dick, and you have to squeeze it like a god damned near-empty tube of toothpaste to get it out of there, all the while dealing with the disappointment that this means you'll have to wait at least another day before you can jack off to lesbian videos on redtube.

Some things are way more important than what kind if farking skirt is on the garbage can.
 
2012-08-23 09:29:36 PM  

Kanemano: Every time I'm in NYC I stop by the Waldorf Astoria and take a dump


in winter 1978 i was tripping balls one early AM and i pissed on one of their spinning doors. i was a punk when there actually were such things.
 
2012-08-23 09:39:00 PM  
So my sister and her husband and brood decide to visit me in Vermont.
Dirt road. We got 'em.
Driving in no visual beyond the hood rain, up a back road with nothing but trees, and trees, and mud on the road, and the nephew in the back of their Dodge Caravan or Grand Cherokee diaper bucket mini bus says, "It's Big. It's brown. It's back in town." and sis says, "Oh, he has diarrhea". Is there a bathroom nearby"?
Fortunately, it's spring and they just installed a portolet by the pond up ahead, but they would never hve seen it in the heavy deluge coming down. "Turn right" I said, and the BIL says where? I say, switch with me or just turn right here. He turns, and says, "It's a pond!"
I says, "It's a parking lot with 3" of water on it, drive."
He drives a bit and sure as rain, there is a portolet.
He tells the kid, "Kid, IO gotta check it out, you know". and runs through a waterfall of heavenly downpour and lightening to it and back.
Gets in the van and says to his kid, "GO!"
Turns to me and says, "There's a fresh roll of Charmine in there and it's never been used
 
2012-08-23 09:40:50 PM  
He says, How the fark did you do that?"
Niece in the back seat says, "Unka vudu's magic, Daddy"
 
2012-08-23 10:45:39 PM  
thats real nice. today,when i got home from work,i discovered one of the local wildlife shat on my porch. and from looking at it,the wildlife is somewhat ill(kinda streaky with a turd at the end) somebodys cat isnt feeling too well. tell yer cat not to shot on my porch,will ya!
 
2012-08-23 11:40:16 PM  
Ugh. The Brighton Beach bathroom is not that great. I mean, for a beach bathroom it could be worse, but it's still kind of gross. Then again, so is Brighton.

Best bathrooms in the city: Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, and the Marquis Hotel (with 8 floors of bathrooms to choose from no less)
 
2012-08-24 12:03:44 AM  
PUSH BUTT hahahaha that won't make it turn on
green-hornet.com
 
2012-08-24 12:34:01 AM  
A clean public restroom in New York? I rate that up there with other fictions as Santa Claus, the honest politician, and the intelligent blonde from Malibu.
 
2012-08-24 10:55:32 AM  

Hot Carl To Go: It takes a full time employee per bathroom in Brighton Beach to maintain them. Are people shiatting on the walls up there?


Are you farking kidding me? I used to clean bathrooms over at Jones Beach - forget the walls, people got shiat on the 12 foot high CEILING. I still wonder how the fark they did that.

People are nasty here but I can only imagine they're three times nastier over in Brighton Beach. The place is a farking nightmare. I went to an industrial music festival there a few years ago, had one lovely fellow let his pitbull loose on me and a friend because my friend said as a genuine compliment "that's a gorgeous dog" (except the poor dog was TERRIFIED and obviously NOT a fighting dog, and ran away with a friend of the jackwagon rather than come anywhere near us.) And then I had two delightful fellows in a rather expensive car pull over to attempt to pick me up as I walked to my car, which is always flattering, until one of them actually tried to get into my car with me. "Come on, we live right here, come up, come party!" Pointed them in the direction of a non-existant purple-haired friend outside the theatre who "loves to party" and they actually went looking for her. (I've been in the "unwanted company trying to get in my car" situation once before and that's why I keep a thick piece of tape-wrapped rebar on the left side of the driver's seat, would hate to have been arrested for battery but those two almost had me nervous enough to risk it.)

Anyway, enough CSB but yeah, Brighton Beach is a shiathole and the people there are whacked. Kudos to this woman for keeping that bathroom awesome; if I ever have the misfortune of being there again, I'll stop by.
 
2012-08-24 12:11:12 PM  

WarszawaScream: Anyway, enough CSB but yeah, Brighton Beach is a shiathole and the people there are whacked. Kudos to this woman for keeping that bathroom awesome; if I ever have the misfortune of being there again, I'll stop by.


Of course they are whacked. its full of people who got run out of Russia. You have to be pretty messed up in the head to get kicked out of Russia.
 
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