New York Shitty Pay Phones Du Jour: Special East Williamsburg Edition

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REPENT

Taken May 1, 2013.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Monologue Machine

April 26, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

monologuemachine

Taken April 25, 2013.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

April 8, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, WTF 

manave

Taken April 8, 2013.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Manhattan Avenue

March 5, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

rose

Taken March 4, 2013.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: 10 Days Later

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Some of you might recall that yours truly documented a rather magnificent (if utterly revolting) public pay phone on the Bowery recently. Today, since I happened to be in Manhattan I decided to swing back by and see how things were shaping up.

New York Shitty Analysis

  • Glass Half Empty: It would appear the poo is still there— or an additional “patron” has paid this impromptu privy a “visit”.
  • Glass Half Full: Some attempt at cleaning has been made. In addition, the bottle of Activia would suggest that, perchance, this poopatrator is working on his (her?) irregularity issues— albeit with New Amsterdam peach-flavored Vodka as a chaser.
  • What I want to know: What would Jamie Lee Curtis do? This is one hell of a product endorsement opportunity if you ask me.

Any merry hooligans out there care to testify on this public pay phone’s behalf? Sadly (and ironically), it cannot speak for itself.

The Word On The Street, Part II: Broadway

March 1, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10012, Manhattan, New York City, The Word On The Street 

broadway

Taken March 1, 2013.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Monologue Machine

February 23, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

manavemonologue

From Manhattan Avenue.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour: Shock & Awe(some)

February 19, 2013 ·
Filed under: 10012, Bum Shit, Chinatown, Chinatown Manhattan, Dung of the Day, Urban Artifact, Wow, WTF 

Last weekend I went for a walk with my buddy Larry around points north Brooklyn and beyond. We stumbled upon a number of fascinating things during our peregrinations including a bona fide monologue machine. A discussion followed wherein Larry mused:

I wonder if anyone actually uses pay phones?

Today on the Bowery I learned the answer.

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Yes! Those of you who lament that New York City ain’t what it used to be (it isn’t), I present for your viewing pleasure the above repurposed phone kiosk. For what it is worth, it smelled a lot worse than it looks.

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Damn.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour, Part II: Magnum

February 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

MAGNUM

From Humboldt Street.

New York Shitty Pay Phone Du Jour, Part I: Monologue Machine

February 16, 2013 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bed-Stuy, Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, Urban Artifact 

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From Vernon Street.

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