Artist Tommy Mintz unveiled the NYC Public Toilet Map, a laser-printed, wallet-sized fold-out map that he is selling over the Internet. The map details locations of more than 250 public toilets in Manhattan. For Mr. Mintz, this is not a vanity project. At 21 he received a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, a condition that is caused by inflammation and sores in the lining of the rectum and colon, and causes frequent diarrhea. Like Crohn’s, another inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis is usually a chronic, long-term disease.
Click here to view and purchase the NYC Public Toilet map. For $2.50 (includes shipping), you’ll get a professionally printed and folded version of the map mailed to you that same day via first class mail.
The artist Tommy Mintz’s NYC Public Toilet Map uses two-letter codes to mark the locations of more than 250 public toilets in Manhattan.