LinkNYC Highlights Lower East Side with New Graphic

Posted February 6, 2019 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to LinkNYC advertising obelisks is a series of five neighborhood-specific illustrations by artist Dana Rodriguez. The Lower East Side counts as one, alongside Greenwich Village, midtown, Harlem, and Brooklyn. (Apparently each image will run on machines in those targeted areas.) Local icons illustrated in the graphic include Katz’s Deli, Grand Street subway stop, […]

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LinkNYC Kiosks to Display Real Time Bus Info

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:12 am

Those annoying LinkNYC kiosks that have taken over the sidewalk may soon get slightly more useful. In a few weeks, the citywide eyesores will display bus timetables, up to one-third of a mile away. The countdowns will naturally be squeezed between advertisements and other public information that cycles through the screens. The commuting inclusion was spearheaded […]

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Those Annoying LinkNYC Kiosks will Soon Display Site-Specific Historic Images

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:07 am

Those electronic, nine-foot phalluses protruding from sidewalks all over the Lower East Side are poised to get a makeover with yesteryear New York. The LinkNYC kiosks, where free phone charging and access to various city services and maps (and at one time, porn) are at locals’ fingertips, are embarking on a walk down memory lane. The […]

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New LinkNYC Kiosks Begin Takeover of Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:06 am

These bogus LinkNYC kiosks are, collectively, a 9-foot-6-inch bitter pill to swallow. It really doesn’t get any uglier or intrusive. Now the decimated old-world charm of Orchard Street is further battered by the appearance of three electrified pillars between Canal and East Houston (plus one at the corner of Delancey). So far, there is only one […]

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Delancey Street Gets its First LinkNYC Kiosk

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Yesterday afternoon, the city unveiled the first LinkNYC pornhub kiosk for Delancey Street. It’s situated just east of the Bowery, where these things are multiplying faster than gizmo in a swimming pool. The 9-foot-6-inch unit is not yet active, though. LinkNYC stations have been criticized pretty much from the get-go. In league with the soulless […]

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Forget Porn, You Can Now Register to Vote via LinkNYC Kiosks

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:11 am

Those LinkNYC kiosks will be performing a rather different public service in the coming weeks. And we’re not talking about porn accessibility. Seriously, what did the city expect when it put free internet browsing on the streets of New York City? Anyway, now that browser support is disabled, the LinkNYC folks want you to know […]


Watch the Eulogy at the NYC ‘Payphone Funeral’ [VIDEO]

Posted September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

The payphone’s number was called with the arrival of LinkNYC technology. Each of these kiosks will, over the next couple years, gradually replace the remaining payphones dotting the landscape. Indeed, the city plans to install 4,550 hot-spots by July 2019. Nostalgists are in mourning. So much so, that one Nick Smatt orchestrated and produced a “funeral” […]

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This Bayard Street Payphone is no Longer Crowned with a Pagoda

Posted September 8, 2016 at 9:30 am

We hoped this day wouldn’t come to pass, but alas, it’s here. Until recently, this public payphone on Bayard Street (just east of Elizabeth) was topped with a decorative pagoda. One of the only such instances in Chinatown. Not anymore; the extra bit of culture is gone. A Boogie reader tells us that the style […]

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Several LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks Go Live on the Bowery

Posted August 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

Hello, world. The LinkNYC kiosks along the Bowery are now on line. Fully operational, and ready to ruin your sidewalk experience. Four such terminals were installed over the last month, situated between Delancey and Stanton Streets. These were the first LinkNYC stations planted on the Lower East Side. Voices of concern are already making their […]

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The Bowery Gets Its First LinkNYC Wi-Fi Kiosks

Posted July 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

Here we go; your first sightings of those LinkNYC kiosks south of Houston Street on the Lower East Side. These two payphone-killers are positioned on either side of the Bowery, straddling Delancey. Both were installed this week and, thus far, remain inactive. LinkNYC street furniture – standing 9-foot-6-inches – comes equipped with “the fastest public” […]

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