The end is coming New York's public pay phones. New York City officials say workers are currently removing all public pay phones the city's streets. Pay phones used to be everywhere the city - every street corner and in every park and public place. Engineers have started the removal work taking away 30 pay phones the Hell's Kitchen area the city. the coming months, the remaining phones will go. New York City spokesman Corey Johnson told the CNN news agency that: "The antiquated and outdated pay phone booths take much-needed sidewalk space. Removing these booths is a win pedestrians who navigate these crowded blocks."
Many New Yorkers probably won't even notice the phones are going. Most younger people have never used one. They may have to read the instructions to use a phone, and scramble coins to feed it. Modern technology means the public phone is no longer needed. 95 per cent Americans have a mobile phone. Mr Corey said New Yorkers no longer want the phones. He said: "My office has received numerous community complaints local residents these antiquated pay phones, which present public safety and quality life issues. Additionally, they take sorely needed sidewalk space that could better serve people disabilities and families with strollers."