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Success! Bloomberg launches Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge

This  week Mayor Bloomberg announced the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge, a competition to rally urban designers, planners, technologists and policy experts to create physical and virtual prototypes that imagine the future of New York City’s public pay telephones. The goal… Read more “Success! Bloomberg launches Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge”
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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… Read more “CB4 to DoiTT: Many payphones are inappropriate to preserve beyond the current franchise”
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2010: After five years of activism, we are grateful for a safer year for pedestrians

At its December meeting, CHEKPEDS board took stock of the year’s accomplishments. We have much to celebrate in addition to our fifth year anniversary: safety improvements such as the safe route for seniors project in Hell’s Kitchen , DOT’s publication… Read more “2010: After five years of activism, we are grateful for a safer year for pedestrians”