Two MILES to the nearest bathroom?

June 30, 2009

Blog Guy, I’m planning a vacation in New York City. I know you’re a cosmopolitan traveler who used to live in the Big Apple. Any inside advice?

Use the bathroom before you arrive. There are never enough to go around when you’re doing tourist stuff.

Really? That’s it?

Don’t laugh. Looking through our photo file from yesterday I see that singer Mariah Carey seems to have run into this problem.

See the distressed look? Seems like she’s getting desperate when some stranger tells her the nearest one is four subway stops from there.

Plus, it looks in the photo below like she had to borrow some change from fans just to use the coin-operated facilities. Very embarrassing. She should have…

Are you a dimwit? The captions say she’s shooting a music video outside the Plaza Hotel. Nothing about bathrooms.

That’s the trouble with captions. They spoil the really fun explanations.

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Above: Director Brett Ratner and singer Mariah Carey are shown on the set of her new music video “Obsessed” outside New York’s Plaza Hotel June 29, 2009.

Left: Carey greets a fan on the set of her new music video. REUTERS photos by Allison Joyce

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Several years ago, prior to 9/11, we visited NYC and used public restrooms at the Plaza Hotel, The Met, The Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, and various other places without a problem. Maybe different since 9/11 but we found the city very accomodating of the call to nature.

Posted by George Eckert | Report as abusive

I work around Trenton, NJ. There’s not a lot of public bathrooms there either but, for some reason, I seem to smell them all the time. Go figure.

She made a music video called Obsessed? Well, I’m not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Not obsessed. Damn you, cut and paste!

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