CHINATOWN PHONE BOOTH

The other day, FNY showed you one of the original Chinatown Deskey lamps. What’s not quite as remembered is that even the phone booths were also decked out with pagoda-esque ornamentation. This one was still around in the 1970s, as it sports a pushbutton dial instead of a rotary.

You can’t do this kind of thing these days — the local youth would see to that.

Photo: Bob Mulero

3/28/15


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12 Responses to CHINATOWN PHONE BOOTH

  1. jimmy z says:

    I remember those. Do the lamp posts still have those same tops?

  2. John says:

    I have a photo of my sister in a Chinatown phone BOOTH from the late ’60s.

  3. The Doctor says:

    Belong to Dr. Hu.

  4. Jeff B. says:

    I remember they still existed in the early 90’s.

  5. Tal Barzilai says:

    Is that phone booth shown in the image still around today or was it taken down a while ago?

  6. Bubba-san says:

    Me rikey!

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