• The RFK/Triborough Bridge’s LifeNet Phone: It’s Still Not There.

    The RFK/Triborough Bridge’s LifeNet Phone: It’s Still Not There.
    A few years ago I contacted New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority to inquire about a curious piece of signage near the midpoint of the Bronx-bound RFK/Triborough Bridge. Motorists and pedestrians entering the Bronx from Queens are greeted with a … Continue reading → Read More »


    Mobile Phone Booth, Gallant Eagle 86.

    Mobile Phone Booth, Gallant Eagle 86.
    A mobile phone booth is set up at a signal site used by the 86th Signal Battalion during Exercise GALLANT EAGLE 86. Continue reading → Read More »




    Rotary Payphone Customer, 1973.

    Rotary Payphone Customer, 1973.
    MEMBER OF THE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OF SOUTH BEACH, 06/1973. ARC Identifier 548611 / Local Identifier 412-DA-6124. Item from Record Group 412: Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, 1944 – 2006 Read More »


    The Forgotten World of the Payphone Hustler

    The Forgotten World of the Payphone Hustler
    The days of the "payphone hustler" at New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal are long gone, but their memory survives in an interesting essay by Gisela Bichler and Ronald V. Clarke. Continue reading → Read More »


    Myanmar: Community Payphone Operator

    Myanmar: Community Payphone Operator
    About a decade ago satellite-powered community payphones exploded in popularity throughout Africa. The continent’s virtually non-existent civilian landline infrastructure cried out for wireless- and satellite-powered innovation to bring telephony to huge populations that lacked such service. Companies like Tellumat, MTN, and Remkor … Continue reading → Read More »


    All Quiet On The Payphone Front

    All Quiet On The Payphone Front
    Lack of content updates at The Payphone Project site belie activities going on behind the scenes. A variety of other pursuits, some payphone-related and others not, have absorbed most if not all of my overextended mental and temporal energies the … Continue reading → Read More »


    Pay Phone Hidden Inside a Jersey City Business

    Pay Phone Hidden Inside a Jersey City Business
    Val Vashon writes again with this payphone discovery in Jersey City, New Jersey. While walking to the laundromat in Jersey City during my recent visit for the Super Bowl, I noticed this sign above Henderson Lumber Mills: I looked at the … Continue reading → Read More »


    Brass Band at Times Square Subway, Heard Through a Payphone

    Brass Band at Times Square Subway, Heard Through a Payphone
    Subway musicians sound different when heard through a payphone. Heck, everything sounds different when heard through the raspy, rugged, monochrome sound of the landline. I caught this brass band at the Times Square station and picked up the nearest payphone to call it in. Continue reading… Read More »


    1943: WOrth 2-8354, Rotary Dial Payphone

    1943: WOrth 2-8354, Rotary Dial Payphone
    Shorpy.com features a 1943 photo of a young sailor using a rotary-dial payphone marked with a phone number in the old Telephone Exchange Name format. Continue reading → Read More »


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    Do Payphones and Phone Booths Still Exist?
    Yes, and yes. Payphones and phone booths still exist. Take a tour of the Last Phone Booths of New York City.






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    On Broadway. On Broadway.
    Peter Pan Doughnut Shop. 727 Manhattan Avenue. Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Peter Pan Doughnut Shop. 727 Manhattan Avenue. Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
    782 Manhattan Avenue. Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (718) 383-9736. 782 Manhattan Avenue. Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (718) 383-9736.
    (212) 768-4599. Music Box Theatre. 239 West 45th Street. (212) 768-4599. Music Box Theatre. 239 West 45th Street.
    (212) 391-8879. Jacobs Theatre. 242 West 45th Street. (212) 391-8879. Jacobs Theatre. 242 West 45th Street.


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    San Francisco Phone Booth. Instagram photo by eqeurope.
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    Warsaw, Poland, Phone Booth. Instagram Photo by bogdan_sky.
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    Death Valley, California. Instagram photo by thomasmaksymowicz.
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    "And this trip had barely begun.." Instagram photo by lumeneire.
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    Lanzarote. Spanish Canary Islands. Instagram photo by huusko.
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    Palu, Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. Instragram photo by umank_lamanimpa.
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    Howell, New Jersey. Instagram photo by michaeljay74.
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    Athens, Greece. Rotary Dial Payphone. Instagram photo by elfie_t.
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    "I am very greatful for this #payphone." #Indonesia #Payphone. Instagram photo by ummabgt.
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    Morocco Payphone. Instagram photo by nadahealer.
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    Colombia Payphone. Instagram photo by mayogantara.
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    Korea: Fallen Phone Booth. Instagram photo by yujeongmi.
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    STD. India Phone Booth. Instagram photo by wicksakit.
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    At The Church Key, West Hollywood. Instagram Photo by tulesy.
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    Stairs Or The Phone - Fine Art Print by John Rizzuto
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    Frogner Park. Oslo, Norway. Instagram photo by melklomp.
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    Machinecore Vs Dread. FineArtPhotography.com photograph by Ukeim Ortiz.
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    Cracow, Poland. Instagram photo by id_ka.
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    Phone Box. Geneva, Switzerland. Instagram photo by Geneve Tourisme
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    South Africa. Instagram photo by jay_teja (Heritage of Artistry)
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    Phone Booth and Vending Machine Graveyard. Instagram photo by futureman52771.
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    "Two Minutes Remaining." Glasgow, Scotland. Instagram photo by isabelmya.
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    Marathon, New York. Main Street Phone Booth. Instagram photo by ithor6.
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    Brian Sin Photography: Payphone. http://ow.ly/tSAu0
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    Telephone, by Deviantart user Greenchee. http://ow.ly/tShZU
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    Drives a Mercedes, Uses a Payphone. Instagram photo by tone413f
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