phonebooth

The Bowery Gets Its First LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

Here we go; your first sightings of those LinkNYC kiosks south of Houston Street on the Lower East Side. These two payphone-killers are positioned on either side of the Bowery, straddling Delancey. Both were installed this week and, thus far, remain inactive. LinkNYC street furniture – standing 9-foot-6-inches – comes equipped with “the fastest public” […]

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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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Art

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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Streets

MSG Ads Channel Local Katz’s Flavor

Posted March 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

Nearly a month after MSG and Time Warner Cable finally squared their differences, some new sports team-related phonebooth advertisements are appearing around town. Coincidence?

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Early Edition: October 20

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Sheets Energy Strips Plague Lower East Side

Posted October 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

It’s a new low, but some Madison Avenue suits are invariably patting themselves on the back for this Sheets Energy Strips ad campaign.

KATSU Hacks Lower East Side Phonebooths

Posted March 22, 2011 at 6:39 am

It would appear that street artist Katsu hacked many phonebooths across the Lower East Side over the weekend.

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Now You Can Opt Out of Receiving Phone Books

Posted February 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

Periodically, we city-dwellers must contend with the inevitable pileup of Yellow Pages tomes at our doorstep. That’s changing!

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.