CB4 to DoiTT: Many payphones are inappropriate to preserve beyond the current franchise

Manhattan Community Board gave the Department of Information Technology  its preferences for the RFI under way for a future phone booths.  The current franchise contract expires in 2014. Many neighbors showed up at the committee hearings to speak of installations they would like to see removed.

The letter offers many suggestions about services (WiFi)  appearance (slim, unobtrusive without overhang) and approval process (include Community Board). It also focuses on placement (away from corners, no more than one per two sided block) and in certain areas,  plain removal.  The letter indicated that the installations designated on this map by community members, should not remain beyond the current franchise. Read the letter and the list here.

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