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Manhattan, where payphones go to die

Look what we spotted via Gothamist: a graveyard for disused payphones underneath Manhattan’s West Side Highway at 135th and 12th Avenue. As Dave Bledsoe said on his Flickr page, “At least a one hundred old, battered pay phones were locked behind a fence near the Park’s Department building.” We love how he also healthily noted that “I almost took these on my iPhone, but my irony levels are dangerously low these days.”

Graveyard for payphones underneath Manhattan's West Side Highway
Graveyard for payphones underneath Manhattan's West Side Highway

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.