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Stuff we love and the search of the finer crappers New York City has to offer. From your parapatetic pals. - ToiletTracker
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Whenever I have dinner at Ma

Whenever I have dinner at Ma Peche (of celebrity chef, David Chang) fame, I always have dessert (usually cereal milk ice cream) from the Momofuku Milk Bar and eat my cup of ice cream in the lobby of The Chambers Hotel.

The hotel lobby is hip with fine furniture and dim lights. It's a place where you can sit on a couch in the corner with a friend for hours -- that is until one of you really has to use the bathroom.

To use the hotel bathroom is essentially to use the Ma Peche bathroom. From the hotel lobby, simply take an elevator down to the basement or press R2. The bathrooms are immediately to your right when you exit the elevator.

The bathroom is clean in terms of tidiness and aesthetic. Polished concrete floors and stainless steel faucets.

The urinals always have fresh ice in the drainage so you're not splattering all over yourself and so the urinal doesn't ever smell like day old dried up piss.

The hand towels are premium. They use those simulinen type of towels which look and feel like cloth linens but are disposable. They feel like cloth and not like paper. The speakers in the bathroom are playing downtempo music of the Momofuku and Chambers Hotel brands which is very important because the last thing you want to do before (or after) dinner is listen to some guy in a stall farting and pinching one out haha!

Overall cleanliness 5 Stars
Ice in the urinal (a nice touch) 5 Stars
Simulinen towels 5 Stars
Great music 5 Stars
Doing all the little things right 5 Stars
ToiletTracker Male, 38 years old.
New York, New York
On November 19, 2013, 1:18 am
What I Did in Here: Took a leak and washed my hands...

Ok...so I didn't really pee

Ok...so I didn't really pee on the floor. This is Bloomingdales for crying out loud!

I've been to this Bloomingdales a number of times but only to the ground level and the basement where the men's floors are. I live and work near Soho and my gym in Soho gives me access to a clean and fancy bathroom but sometimes I really really gotta go and the nearest bathroom is the only thing that will do.

There are many Starbucks locations in Soho but they always have lines and the facilities aren't anything special.

The men's room in the basement is not far from the men's shoe section. It's along the northeast perimeter of the Bloomingdales basement. It's tucked away so you won't see it immediately but you can always ask and a salesperson should show you the way.

The few times that I've use the Bloomingdales restroom were very underwhelming. For a department store that carries designer and contemporary clothing at a higher price point should know a thing or two about presentation and customer experience.

The bathroom smelled like a dirty mop because well...it was probably cleaned with an old and dirty mop. There was paper towel and toilet on the ground and it just felt unclean. The floors are marble and the interiors are nice but a lack of tidiness and the smell of an old mop just kills it.

However, this platform is about the accessibility of public bathrooms in NYC and when you just gotta go and can't be bothered to wait on line at Starbucks then Bloomingdales is your best friend.

Hopefully, someone on their maintenance team will have got the memo and will change out their mop and mop water.

Bloomingdales Customer Service 5 Stars
Bathroom Accessibility 5 Stars
Bathroom Tidiness 3 Stars
Nasty Beat Down Dirty Mop Smell 0 Stars
ToiletTracker Male, 38 years old.
New York, New York
On November 19, 2013, 12:30 am
What I Did in Here: Peed on the floor...

Here we go...This is me again

Here we go...This is me again, ToiletTracker, sharing with you my stories of doin' the dirty.

Anyone who knows my business knows that my typical day begins with an espresso drink. Most of the time it's a soy latte and when I'm feeling like livin' on the edge I'll do a soy mocha. When I'm really livin' on the edge, I'll do a Venti soy latte. Those Venti drinks often have 3 shots of espresso, dear toilet people.

Anyone who is a regular coffee drinker will know this...and it's that coffee and espresso drinks are the best diuretics. At 5 bucks a pop, you can have your early morning caffeine pick-me-up AND a lil somethin' somethin' to get things movin' in the morning (those things being your bowels)...and in this case -- my bowels.

So there are times in my day where I've had a rather large dinner and the latte in the morning makes it so that that little food baby wants to pop its head out.

I've been to the ACE Hotel many times. Their lobby is one of the most checked-in places on Foursquare. The John Dory Oyster Bar and the Breslin are great places to do lunch and dinner.

One day I found myself in the Herald Square/Flatiron area with a major case of the "I REALLY gotta go-s!" Thankfully, I know the ACE Hotel very well. I just beelined through the entrance and then hang a right midway through the lobby and made an immediate U turn down the stairs to the men's room.

The men's room at The ACE Hotel is hip and clean with black lacquered wood trim and marble accents. The carefully curated music of the ACE Hotel is heard through the bathroom's personal sound system. There are two urinals and 3 toilet stalls. The handicap stall is big and marbled like the rest of the bathroom. It has its own sink in the stall.

Well done...A++

The ACE Hotel is the best place to wipe that hipster hiney in New York City.

5 Squats.

ToiletTracker Male, 38 years old.
New York, New York
On November 19, 2013, 12:14 am
What I Did in Here: Popped A Squat

Im using this platform as a

Im using this platform as a means to rate public restrooms --especially the ones that can be accessed by anyone.

Anyone who has found themselves in need of the nearest restroom has experienced some pretty low points out of desperation.

The Plaza Hotel has completely renovated and rebranded its basement level with the Todd English Food Hall. The main food hall which houses the Todd English is very nice but not stuffy.

The other portion of the basement houses various food vendors and coffee counters which gives the basement of The Plaza Hotel a much more democratic feel.

...and tucked away in the southwest most portion of the Plaza's basement are the restrooms

Let's not forget, fellow toilet trackers, that this is The Plaza Hotel a beacon of NYC hospitality and luxury. The Plaza has a reputation to uphold and even with the business casual feel of the Todd English Food Hall, the restrooms are still top notch!

There are two ways to get to the basement level restrooms. You can enter through the Todd English entrance at Central Park South and take the escalator straight to the basement. If you're familiar with the basement you can bee lone your way though Todd English to the bathrooms.

If this is your first time down there, ask the receptionist at the entrance of the food hall and they will gladly direct you. If you have a good sense of direction, the men's and women's washrooms are located I'm the southwest most portion of the basement level.

The men's room almost never has a line. The only lines I've experienced were at the height of summer on a weekend when tourists abound in Central Park. The bathrooms are clean. As in "This is The Plaza Hotel" clean. They are tones of white and grayish marble. There are an ample amount of urinals and a few toilet stalls. The stalls are nice with real hardwood doors and marble throughout.

The handicap stall is larger than entire restrooms that I've seen open to the public I'm NYC.

The counters are clean and you will never find homeless people washing themselves down at the sinks. Instead, expect to find a mix of international tourists and locals in need of relief.

...and even though you're at one of the nicest hotels in the world, you won't find any pressure to tip a bathroom attendant -- because there isn't one. There are hand dryers and disposable paper towels but no bathroom attendant.

If you ever go for a walk Or run I'm Central Park and find yourself in need of a restroom accessible to the public, The Plaza is Central Park South's biggest little secret.

5 Stars and 10 Squats.
ToiletTracker Male, 38 years old.
New York, New York
On November 18, 2013, 10:06 pm
What I Did in Here: The usual...

Watermelon

Ippudo's food is good but for a Japanese restaurant my expectations for cleanliness are sky high. The bathroom is located downstairs below ground level which means the bathroom doesn't have a window. But then again...not many commercial bathrooms in NYC have a window. The HVAC and vent system isn't great so the bathroom smells like any other public restroom.

To get to the bathroom you pass the reservations stand and go down a flight of stairs into a slightly narrow hallway with multiple doors. The doors get a bit confusing before you actually arrive at your respective bathroom.

The bathroom isn't anything fancy but it's not "shitty" either. It's clean enough that it won't spoil your appetite but not nice enough to get 4 squats. As a Japanese restaurant, it's not super cool and clean but more utilitarian with the basics.

3 Squats.

ToiletTracker Male, 38 years old.
New York, New York
On November 18, 2013, 8:27 pm
What I Did in Here: Initially went to the bathroom to wash my hands but ended up taking a piss as well.