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The Gate, 321 5th Ave
A trip downstairs to the Gate's
basement bathrooms presents a quandary that has plagued bar going man since the dawn of time: what to do about the single space restroom that features both urinal and toilet with no division between the two? If the bathroom is empty, does one lock the door? Does it depend on the business being transacted? And if you walk in on someone with his trousers around his ankles, what then? Excuse yourself and wait outside? Head directly to the urinal and let 'er rip? Go out to Fifth Ave., run toward the nearest living thing and kill it? In an unscientific survey, a slight majority favored an unlocked door policy, leaving the rest to fate. That is, if you believe in fate.