These West Village Public Bathrooms Are Open Despite The Pandemic

WEST VILLAGE, NY — Among the many small inconveniences imposed by the coronavirus pandemic has been the temporary closure of public facilities we once depended on for comfort — or a bathroom break.

Thankfully, some public restrooms remain open, and a new report by the Manhattan Borough President’s office compiled more than 100 of them across the borough, including their hours and wheelchair accessibility.

Discussion around access to public bathrooms has increased with a rise in people experiencing homelessness in the city and an aligning decrease in the available indoor bathrooms.

Patch put together the four restrooms that remain open in Midtown — here they are, ordered, roughly, from furthest north to furthest south. Scroll to the bottom to click through the interactive map from the Borough President’s office.

Bleecker Playground:

Corporal John A. Servalli Playground:

Downing Street Playground:

  • Downing to Carmine Streets, Avenue of the Americas

  • 8 a.m. to dusk

  • Not wheelchair accessible

Washington Square Park

Know of any open public restroom not listed here? Let us know in the comments.

Patch reporter Nick Garber contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on the West Village Patch

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