shatteredlens (shatteredlens) wrote in urban_decay,
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Public Utilities

I sometimes wonder why they bother anymore. Yes not everyone has cell phones, but half of the pay phones and 911 call boxes in the city don’t work anymore. I’m guessing that this isn’t just a problem in NYC. Anyway, by leaving them up to sit and rust and to be graffitied all over, at least it gives me something to shoot. So who says they are no longer being used?


I think that a study was done about a year or two ago that most of these no longer work. There seem to only be a handful of these around the city. I remember seeing a lot more when I was a kid.


This one actually looks like it might still work. I see so many with the cords ripped out that even if the base was functional no one could place a call. Why someone decided to discard a shoe on top is beyond me, but hey, I thought it was a great photo op.
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