Bathrooms open in some NYC subway stations

After years of COVID closures, the MTA reopened the public bathrooms at nine subway stops across the city on Monday.  There will be one male and one female bathroom at the stations

This means there will not be at least one station restroom open in each borough from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a one-hour cleaning period at noon.

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The MTA says the bathrooms have also been recently updated with new features like fresh paint and motion-activated faucets.  They also have new lighting.

"The pandemic created many challenges to providing faster, cleaner, safer service in the transit system," said New York City Transit President Richard Davey. "But as ridership continues to rebound, we’re pleased to provide relief to customers by reopening some bathrooms across the transit system. When customers have got to go on the go, we’ve now got them covered at select stations."

But riders who spoke to FOX 5 NY said they weren't quite convinced about how sanitary or safe the bathrooms would be, citing the city's ongoing homelessness crisis and a recent rise in crime on the subway. 

The bathrooms are located at:


  • 161st Street-Yankee Stadium (B/D)
  • East 180th Street (2/5)


  • Jay Street-Metrotech (A/C/F)
  • Kings Highway (B/Q)


  • 14th Street-Union Square (4/5/6)
  • Fulton Street (A/C)
  • 42nd Street-Bryant Park (B/D/F/M)


  • Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue (E/F/M/R)
  • Forest Hills-71st Avenue (E/F/M/R)