Its totally rediculous. How does a city that relies on tourism allow itself to smell like a toilet bowl all Summer long, lol? Can you imagine what people tell others about NYC when they get back home?
"I dont know why they call it the "Big Apple", when surely no apple tree could survive all the urine. It would be more truthful for T-shirts and ball caps to read "The Big Urinal" If we ever go again, we will try late Fall season to avoid repulsive and overwhelming at times odors!!!"
Its also discriminatory. Men can simply open their car door and stand there and pee on the ground, women have no such luck; and, I have been a paying customer at many Manhattan establishments, and still not been allowed to use their restroom. It's not like I look homeless or anything, and I did patronize the business. Wtf?? Honestly makes you want to stand right there, say, "okay" and with a smile on your face pee on their floor. Of course, I wouldnt, but really.
Other states have public health laws that make it illegal for restaurants NOT to have public restrooms - I mean if you are going to sell food and drink, it makes sense that you need to provide a place for people to eliminate the products you sell, doesn't it?
A+ to Starbucks Execs for keeping their Nationwide chain policies consistent!
If their employees dont want to clean the restrooms, they dont need to work at Starbucks.
There are plenty of others who wouldnt mind the jobs.
And, shame on the Department of Health for allowing restaurants to operate without facilities at least for patrons.
The City's excuse for not having public restrooms is retarded. If they can acess plumbing for high-rise buildings, it doesnt make sense that they cant acess it for restroom. Many parks have public restrooms that are kept closed year around. Whats the excuse for that??!! Im sure a new immigrant at least wouldnt mind a job attending to it, until they have the skills to get a better job.