Busted Orchard Street Call Box Replaced
The call box at the corner of Orchard and Rivington remained a toppled mess three days after an alleged collision by a sanitation vehicle. It was a sad end for the antique street furniture, one that was even mourned by the FDNY team that came along with the replacement.
Tuesday morning, a cherry-picker-pickup combination (carrying the slogan, “keep the alarm boxes!”) was tasked with carting away the mess. The modern call box progeny arrived shortly thereafter. And the block is now missing some charm…
Bonus: the old-school boxes apparently weigh a ton. Literally.