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New LinkNYC Kiosks Begin Takeover of Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:06 am

These bogus LinkNYC kiosks are, collectively, a 9-foot-6-inch bitter pill to swallow. It really doesn’t get any uglier or intrusive. Now the decimated old-world charm of Orchard Street is further battered by the appearance of three electrified pillars between Canal and East Houston (plus one at the corner of Delancey). So far, there is only one […]

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Watch the Eulogy at the NYC ‘Payphone Funeral’ [VIDEO]

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

The payphone’s number was called with the arrival of LinkNYC technology. Each of these kiosks will, over the next couple years, gradually replace the remaining payphones dotting the landscape. Indeed, the city plans to install 4,550 hot-spots by July 2019. Nostalgists are in mourning. So much so, that one Nick Smatt orchestrated and produced a “funeral” […]

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This Bayard Street Payphone is no Longer Crowned with a Pagoda

Posted September 8, 2016 at 9:30 am

We hoped this day wouldn’t come to pass, but alas, it’s here. Until recently, this public payphone on Bayard Street (just east of Elizabeth) was topped with a decorative pagoda. One of the only such instances in Chinatown. Not anymore; the extra bit of culture is gone. A Boogie reader tells us that the style […]

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Payphones Removed from 2nd Avenue Subway Entrance

Posted July 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

Of all the deteriorating local payphones out there, the twosome at the entrance to the 2nd Avenue subway stop ranked as a personal favorite. Vandals seemed to agree, as the decades-old add-on became little more than a haven for graffiti, tags, and stickers. Within the last couple years, though, the phones were rendered completely inoperable, […]

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Those Morse Code Flyers Pasted in Neighborhood Phonebooths

Posted April 4, 2013 at 6:30 am

Aside from Hurricane Sandy, payphones really haven’t seen much action in well over a decade.

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‘Recalling 1993’ Project Launches at Payphones Around Manhattan [UPDATED]

Last modified March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Boogie writer Lori Greenberg participates in the “Recalling 1993” phonebooth project!

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Phonebooth Hacking on the Bowery

Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:23 am

We’ve seen some pretty cool phonebooth hacking over the years.

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Sandy Aftermath: Reliable Pay Phones You Can Use

Posted November 1, 2012 at 9:15 am

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, opponents of public pay phones on our city streets should definitely reconsider. We’re gathering a list of the reliable ones you can use.

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New Telephone Booth Installed on Orchard

Posted January 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

That telephone booth hit-and-run from last week has already been remedied.

Early Edition: January 17

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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