End of an era, New York disconnects its last telephone kiosk

In front of the press, the municipal authorities and the president (the equivalent of the mayor) of the borough of Manhattan Mark Levine had the last “booth” housing two telephones, which sat enthroned at the corner of the 7th Avenue and 50th Street in the center of New York Island, marked with the blue bell logo of the telecommunications company Bell System.

Coins or wifi?

“I was here today for a last + goodbye + to the famous – or infamous? – NYC payphone. I won’t miss the lack of dial tone but I must admit that I had a pang of nostalgia to see him go, ”wrote Mark Levine on Twitter. The elected Democrat said he does not really regret the days when these phones worked half the time, when you had to dig into your pockets to find a quarter coin (25 cents) or queue to call in the middle of the street in full view of passers-by.

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