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Our community has been asking for the removal of phone booths for years. These bulky and ugly appliances have given shelter to illegal activities, while being of very limited utility and taking up a lot of real estate on our sidewalks where the crowding is intense. They were there to support advertising .
We started working [...]
After years of advocacy ( since 2008!) and with the help of MCB4 District Manager Jesse Bodine and Borough President Brewer and her staff, DoiTT has finally confirmed in writing which phone booths will be removed and NOT be replaced by a LinkNYC installation. See the complete list HERE .
Some of them do not comply [...]
LinkNYC is the Wi-FI and phone charging system that replaces the phone booths. It is currently installed at 364 locations in Manhattan, mostly on 8th Avenue in our district . The service has been very successful with 700,000 subscribers and 37 million internet sessions in its first year. It provides internet speed about 500 times [...]
Thanks to the DOT administration and the advocates of various groups ( most notably Transportation Alternatives ) we made great strides in 2015:
Safety: CHEKPEDS’s push on fully protected phases for pedestrian crossings was embraced by the DOT in their Vision Zero report by Borough. And sure enough, the DOT installed a number of them on [...]
A quick update on a few of our favorite subjects:
Phone Booths: Per DoiTT, the new design was approved on March 23rd. The contractual Kick off for the new installations is on July 21st, 2015. All of the old phones must be either replaced or removed by July 20th, 2019.
A- Frames, also known as Sandwich Boards: [...]
Mayor Di Blasio made good on his campaign promise to get serious on traffic injuries and fatalities. This year 22 bills were passed in the council to improve information, increase enforcement and increase penalties for careless drivers who do not respect the laws. The DOT embarked in a city-wide consultation with the communities to [...]
After more than 5 years of work by CB4 and CHEKPEDS, the contract for the replacement of phone booths by WiFi “Links” was approved last week by the Commission for Franchises after DoiTT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the five Borough presidents. This MOU gives Community Boards a consultative role for the installation of [...]
After many months of work and extensive consultations with the community , the Departement of Information Technology just issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation of a robust, citywide network of Internet hotspots that will constitute one of the largest free Wi-Fi networks in the country, greatly increasing access to broadband connectivity across [...]
In 2005 we undertook to remove a number of pay-phones from 9th Avenue’s sidewalks which are very narrow, overcrowded with furniture and sidewalk cafes and saturated with very large pay phones.
We learned from DoiTT that because of lawsuits underway , it was impossible to remove any pay phone until the contract renewal in 2011. However [...]