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What has become of the once-popular pay phone?, Well here in NYC it has either disappeared completely, or turned into a kind of gritty relic. You can find pay phones with no receivers, or, if they do have one, there might be a "no dial tone" sticker on it.

I read that in the late 1990's there were approximately 2.4 million pay phones here in the US. Today there are less than 500,000. NYC's government web site says that as of January 2014 there are still 9,900 working pay phones around the city.

Lately I've been noticing these defunct pay phones, and taking photos of them. They each have a different character, and, to me, some of them are even a bit artistic. This particular phone has just a hint of graffiti, and you can notice the yellow blur of a taxi speeding by on the metallic background.

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  • Copyright: Brenda Elaine (worldcitizen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 213 N: 1581] (6649)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-07
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/3.3, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 10:47
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