We all have to go to the restroom at some point during the day, sometimes a few times during the day. But what are you supposed to do if you’re on the Macy’s Parade Route? Public restrooms are few and far between as it is and they become even more scarce during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Charmin has once again answered the call by providing 15 public portable restrooms during the holiday season and these bathrooms are located right near Times Square! Plus, these restrooms are even available during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
So where is this free public restroom near Times Square? It’s located at 142 West 42nd Street between 6th Ave and Broadway. The restrooms opened on November 23 and will stay open until 3pm on New Year’s Eve. The restroom will even be open for those viewing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade near Times Square. It will close at 6pm on Christmas Eve and reopen on Dec 26th. Daily hours are from 10am to 9pm, giving visitors in New York City an opportunity to do The Potty Dance. Charmin even provides a handy mobile app to dowload at EnjoytheGo.com to assist travelers in finding restrooms when traveling.
Also, there’s a convenient website for locating other restrooms that may or may not be open along the parade route. SitorSquat.com offers a handy map identifying restrooms and the facility type they are located in, so you can check out the business type before leaving your spot along the parade route. Chances are, the businesses will not allow use of their restrooms during the parade, so keep this in mind.
Here’s a reminder of the parade route, before you begin your early morning trek to your viewing spot of the Macy’s Parade:
- The parade starts at 9am at 77th Street and Central Park West
- It heads south down Central Park West until Columbus Circle at 59th Street
- The parade turns east at Columbus Circle along Central Park South
- South at 7th Avenue, continues through Times Square until 42nd Street *
- Turns south onto 6th Avenue *
- Continues south on 6th Avenue to end in front of Macy’s in Herald Square at 34th Street.
Even if you have to do the Potty Dance, make sure someone stays in your spot and realize if you have to go, you might miss the show. New Yorkers aren’t very forgiving when it comes to viewing space for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and could rival any Louisiana mother during Mardi Gras (minus the bead injuries.)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and big thanks to P&G and Charmin for providing a potty spot for family travelers visiting New York City for the holiday.
* Route sections closest to Charmin’s Enjoy the Go Holiday Public Restroom.