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Last call: Final phone booths removed from NYC streets

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According to the NY Daily News, the Big Apple marked the end of an era when a construction crane plucked the last two phone booths from a New York City street.

The Times Square telephones were the last of nearly 8,000 public phones that were still ringing around the city as of March 2015, according to the city’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications.

Photo Courtesy: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/ AFP via Getty Images

The city had been gradually removing them from sidewalks and replacing them with Wi-Fi hotspots and Link NYC cellphone charging kiosks. The last of the booths will find a new home at the Museum of the City of New York.

“I won’t miss all the dead dial tone,  buty I felt a twinge of nostalgia seeing it go,” Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine tweeted after the phone booth was carted away.

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