For $25 a month, NYC residents will finally be able to avoid Starbucks.
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Living in one of America’s busiest metropolitan areas, it’s not always easy to find a clean public bathroom. Options tend to be limited to McDonalds, which is always out of toilet paper, or Starbucks, home to a beautiful array of viral bacteria. That’s why developers created a new app called Looie, designed to give consumers access to some of the city’s best and brightest public bathrooms.
For $25 a month, Looie users will be able to access a network of Looie bathrooms, guaranteed to be cleaned anywhere from seven to ten times a day. All of these bathrooms will be cleaned with natural and/or organic cleaners (because of course), and come with plants, air conditioners, and a changing table for babies. Started by young tech entrepreneur Yezin Al-Qaysi, the app’s goal is to “make sure people can do their business in a ridiculously clean space, even if they are out and about all day,” he told DNAinfo.
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Looie is still in its “very early phases” and won’t be released until mid-July, likely in the Tribeca area. While Looie will offer a monthly subscription service, Al-Qaysi hopes to offer weekly or day passes as well. As the young entrepreneur says, “There has to be a better way.”