New York City this Monday (23) cut its last public coin booth, the famous “payphone booth”, which has been replaced over the years Wi-Fi free.
However, Superman fans can rest assured: Manhattan will house four closed phone booths, which journalist Clark Kent enters to “become” a superhero.
This Monday morning, New York perpetuated a myth that has survived in popular culture for decades in comics, photos, film, and television.
In front of reporters, city officials and Manhattan Mayor Mark Levine witnessed the removal and removal from the top of a truck with two telephones from the previous “booth” (booth) that had been located on the 7th corner for years. Avenue and 50th Street, in the center of the Big Apple, marked by the blue bell symbol of the telecommunications company Bell System.
Mark wrote, “Famous – or embarrassing? – Went here today for the final goodbye to the NYC payphone. I won’t miss your dial tone, but I have to admit I felt a nostalgic knot in my stomach, Mark wrote. Levine on Twitter.
The Democrat said he doesn’t really remember the days when these phones worked a couple of times, when you had to use the phone in the middle of the street and in plain sight for a quarter or a quarter to line up in your pocket. Had to dig. ,
Public telephones began to disappear from the New York landscape in the early 2000s, as cell phones became popular, and accelerated with the explosion of smart cell phones, “smartphones”, from 2010 onwards.
Beginning in 2015, Manhattan accelerated the establishment of thousands of LinkNYC endpoints, which offer free Wi-Fi and local calls. These new access points will gradually connect to the network 5G,
“It really is the end of an era, but at the same time, we hope, the beginning of a new era with more equitable access to technology,” said Levine, referring to Upper Manhattan neighborhoods, particularly Harlem, telephone and internet. With poor coverage of. network.
According to local media, Manhattan will maintain four old telephone booths on the Upper West Side at West End Avenue at 66th, 90th, 100th and 101st Streets.