New York City Public Payphones: How Many Are Left?

payphonemappayphonenumbers

 

In January 2013 there were 11,249 working payphones in public locations citywide, a decline of almost
50 percent since 2008.

  • The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island have seen decreases of  about 60 percent.
  • The number of payphones has fallen 33 percent in Manhattan and 52 percent in Queens.

_______________________________________________________________________

The city collects 10 percent of revenue from calls placed from payphones and 36 percent of revenue from advertisements on the payphones.

payphonechart

  • City revenue from calls has declined steadily since 2008.
  • City revenue from advertising has increased sharply since 2010.

SOURCE: Department of Information Technology and Telelcommunications

Prepared by Nashla Salas
New York City Independent Budget Office

Print version available here.

New York City By The Numbers

IBO Homepage

5 Responses to “New York City Public Payphones: How Many Are Left?”

  1. […] been a 50 percent drop in these vestiges of the pre-cellphone era between 2008 and January 2013, according to data visualized by the Independent Budget Office. (That precipitous drop probably explains this spooky graveyard where broken payphones go to die.) […]

  2. […] been a 50 percent drop in these vestiges of the pre-cellphone era between 2008 and January 2013, according to data visualized by the Independent Budget Office. (That precipitous drop probably explains this spooky graveyard where broken payphones go to die.) […]

  3. […] has been a 50 percent dump in these vestiges of a pre-cellphone epoch between 2008 and Jan 2013, according to information visualized by a Independent Budget Office. (That steep dump substantially explains this scary graveyard where damaged payphones go to die.) […]

  4. […] been a 50 percent drop in these vestiges of the pre-cellphone era between 2008 and January 2013, according to data visualized by the Independent Budget Office. (That precipitous drop probably explains this spooky graveyard where broken payphones go to die.) […]

  5. WhatsApp para PC

    New York City Public Payphones: How Many Are Left? « New York City by the Numbers