via Bryant Park

Public bathrooms in New York City—the lack of them, and the condition of the ones that do exist—can be a hot topic... you know, in the world of restroom chatter, at least. The latest word comes from the Virtual Tourist website, which has declared Bryant Park's public potties #1 in all the world!

Reps for the toilets (who are used to this kind of recognition) say, "We are honored to be recognized, as we take a great amount of pride in our efforts to maintain the facilities. We aim to keep them clean, smelling fresh, and in good working order with flowers and an attendant on-duty at all times."

The Virtual Tourist was a little underminey in their write-up, however, noting how it was surprising to find such a nice "loo in the middle of such a dirty, noisy, frenetic city."