Thursday, July 21, 2016
On July 5, workers arrived to removed/chop down some payphones on the east side of Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and Seventh Street...
...making way for... more LinkNYC kiosks, which are in place though not activated just yet ... there are two in very close proximity to each other, bundled together as if they were Duane Reades...
... and a few blocks to the north, there are now five LinkNYC kiosks between 13th Street and 10th Street (here are photos of three of them via Steven) ...
The city is reportedly expected to have 7,500 kiosks in place, each replacing a pre-existing phone booth, over the next eight years.
And what are they good for? As a reminder, via the LinkNYC website:
• Use your personal device to connect to LinkNYC’s super fast, free Wi-Fi
• Browse the web and access city services, maps and directions from the tablet
• Make free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S. using the Vonage app on the tablet or the tactile keypad and microphone.
• Use the dedicated red 911 button in the event of an emergency
• Charge your device in a power-only USB port
• Enjoy more room on the sidewalk with Link’s sleek, ADA-compliant design by Antenna
• View public service announcements and more relevant advertising on two 55” HD displays