Remember how there used to be pay phones all over New York City, and now there basically aren’t? What happened to them all? Photographer Dave Bledsoe discovered that they crawled under the West Side Highway to die.
Bledsoe said he found at least 100 phones under the elevated highway, at 135th and 12th Avenue. In recognition of the pay phones’ years of service, he kindly opted not to rub it in: “I almost took these on my iPhone, but my irony levels are dangerously low these days,” he told Gothamist.
- Photos: Manhattan's Secret Payphone Graveyard , Gothamist
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