Wansoo Im, an adjunct professor of urban planning at Rutgers University and the President of VERTICES, created a new iphone app for locating restrooms in New York City.
In 2006, The New Yorker did an article on him, saying “His plan was to cure one of Manhattan’s oldest civic ills—the difficulty of finding a public rest room—by applying one of the coolest new tools on the Internet: Google Maps.” Also in 2008, The New York Times noted the nyrestroom.com project as probably the best-known effort to share bathroom locations with the broader public.
Now the company has created an app to make it easier to locate, share, rate, and update information on restrooms in New York City. The restrooms are categorized by whether it is in a bookstore, coffee shop, hotel, or other.
Download our NEW NY Restrrom iPhone App! (It also works on iPod touch and iPad.)
NY Restroom website: http://www.nyrestroom.com/
New Yorker Article: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/27/060327ta_talk_seabrook
Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. firstname.lastname@example.org