New York City's Last Public Pay Phone Removed From Manhattan Street

The last public pay phone in New York City was removed on Monday, May 23, according to officials.

The phone was located at 7th Avenue and 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The city began removing the last remaining pay phones in 2015 and replacing them with LinkNYC kiosks, which provide free high-speed Wi-Fi, domestic calling, mobile device, 911, and 311 access, according to official information.

On Twitter, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine called it the “end of an era,” adding, “No more fishing in your pockets for quarters.” Credit: LinkNYC via Storyful

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