Wherever you are, these relics from an older (and perhaps quieter) city instantly make you feel like you’ve traveled back to J.D. Salinger’s New York, or Mad Men–era Gotham.
A few recent finds include this booth downstairs at the Frick on Fifth Avenue and 70th Street. Too bad the phone itself is missing.
There’s also the wooden booths (separated by an open phone on the wall) near the entrance to the Park Avenue Armory at 66th Street.
These phones do work. And check out the seats! I don’t think they would support the butt size of today’s city residents.
Lost City kept a great running list of wooden phone booth sightings here. Ah, life before the endless chatter brought on by cell phones.