But it’s hard to participate fully in public life when there’s nowhere to use the bathroom. You shouldn’t have to pay to take care of your basic needs!

We are working on a list of bathroom codes, which you’ll find below. Send us more, and let us know if any here are out of date. This list is New York City-centric, because that’s where we live and piss, but we’ll happily post codes from other locales. Send codes to

We realize that some of us are more likely to be harassed or policed for using these codes — or for simply existing in public. Please be cautious. Look out for yourself, and for each other.

Now piss off!

Starbucks at North Seventh Street and Bedford Avenue: 22222
Sweetgreen at North Fourth Street and Bedford Avenue: 1284
David’s Brisket House at Nostrand Avenue and Herkimer Street: NO CODE NEEDED
Bathrooms are at the northwest side of the park, at the Brooklyn and St. Marks Avenue entrance.
Target in City Point, at Flatbush Avenue and Fleet Street: NO CODE NEEDED
Greenlight Bookstore on Fulton Street and South Portland Avenue: NO CODE NEEDED
Target in Atlantic Center, at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues: NO CODE NEEDED
Starbucks on Park Place between Seventh and Flatbush Avenues: 231
Whole Foods at Third Street and Third Avenue: NO CODE NEEDED

Downtown to uptown:
Whitehall Station (aka the Staten Island Ferry Terminal): NO CODE NEEDED
Brookfield Place at West Street right across from the World Trade Center: NO CODE NEEDED
Shake Shack at Broadway and Fulton Street: 6063
Pret A Manger on Park Place and Church Street: 0043
Starbucks at Walker Street and Sixth Avenue: 12345
McDonalds at Delancey and Essex Streets: 13352
Starbucks at Delancey Street and Allen Street: 12340
Tenement Museum at Delancey and Orchard: No code, access through the gift shop.
Bloomingdales on Broadway between Spring and Broome: NO CODE NEEDED
Bathrooms are on the lower level and the second floor.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken on First Street and Second Avenue: 1392
Starbucks at Eighth Street and Lafayette Avenue (Astor Place): 12345
Tompkins Square Bagels on 10th Street and Avenue A: 4552
The Strand on Broadway between 12th and 13th Street: NO CODE NEEDED
Bathrooms are on the second floor, near the children’s section
Chipotle on Sixth Avenue and Greenwich Avenue: 3915
McDonalds at 17th Street and Union Square West: 51553
The High Line Hotel on 10th Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets: NO CODE NEEDED
Make a left when you walk in and head down the narrow hallway—there are a few back there.
Starbucks on 28th Street and Third Avenue: 38537
Five Guys on Seventh Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets: 0921
Chipotle at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue: 9247
TGI Fridays at Penn Station: 864
Chipotle on Seventh Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets: 1321
McDonald’s second-floor men’s room on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue: 2222
Chick-fil-A on 42nd Street and Madison Avenue: 28352
Starbucks on 47th and Broadway: 24601
Chop’t on 51st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues: 9876
Employees are supposed to type it in for you, so you may have to be sneaky.
Starbucks at 54th Street and Broadway: 45832
Argo Tea at Columbus Circle: 4549
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center at 60th St and West End Ave: NO CODE NEEDED
Trader Joe’s at 72nd Street and Broadway: NO CODE NEEDED
Take both escalators down to the bottom floor. It is in the left corner.
Bloomingdale’s Outlet at 72nd and Broadway: push 2 & 4 at same time, then 3
Barnes & Noble at 82nd Street and Broadway: NO CODE NEEDED
Bathrooms are on second floor, near the children’s section.
Shake Shack at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue: 7288
Barnes & Noble on 86th Street between Lexington and Third: NO CODE NEEDED
Petco on Lexington between 86th and 87th Streets: NO CODE NEEDED
96th Street Q Station: NO CODE NEEDED
Target at 117th Street and Pleasant Avenue: NO CODE NEEDED

Wawa at Sixth Street and Chestnut Street: 1895
La Colombe at Sixth Street and Market Street: 267
Whole Foods on South Street between Ninth and 10th Streets: 452
Barnes and Noble on 18th and Chestnut: NO CODE NEEDED
Wawa at 20th Street and Market Street: 12345

Nordstrom downtown: NO CODE NEEDED
Walk downstairs to left from Sixth Avenue entrance
Whole Foods on Westlake: code changes daily, but employees give it willingly
Areis Building at 2366 Eastlake Ave East: 01230

Chipotle at 1002 Broad Ripple Ave (cross street is Winthrop Ave): 9003#
Starbucks at 854 Broad Ripple Ave (cross street is Guilford Ave): 90210