Gotta Go? Just Open Your Phone
Mizpee.com works on cell phones with a built-in Web browser: Plug in any street address in Manhattan, and the nearest public toilets pop up on the screen.
“I came up with the idea when I was in a public library [rest room] and had a splitting headache within two minutes because it was so filthy,” said Peter Olfe, creator of Mizpee.
“I thought, ‘Boy, if I only knew where there was a place within walking distance that I could just walk into.’”
Mizpee rates the rest rooms for cleanliness on a scale of one to five toilet paper rolls – setting up an “honor roll” and a “wall of shame.”