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More LinkNYC Kiosks Installed in LIC, Activation in Coming Weeks

via LinkNYC

March 5, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Additional LinkNYC kiosks have recently been installed in Hunters Point and Court Square.

Vernon Boulevard will see two kiosks come online in the coming weeks, with one installed mid block between 48th and 49th Avenues, and another between 47th Road and 48th Ave. The boulevard only had one LinkNYC kiosk installed prior to the additions.

Another kiosk will come online by the intersection of Jackson and 48th Avenues. The kiosk is one of several along Jackson Avenue, the majority of which are in the Court Square and Queens Plaza areas.

Another two kiosks were installed on 11th Street, the first two on that strip. One of the kiosks is on 45th Avenue, across the street from John F. Murray Playground. The other is on 44th Drive.

A spokesperson for LinkNYC said the new kiosks were installed about a month ago, and should go live in weeks time.

LinkNYC launched in 2016 as a way to replace obsolete phone booths with a free, public Wi-Fi network. The kiosks also allow users to make free phone calls, charge their phones, and access maps and city services. Roughly 1,400 kiosks are active citywide, with the first batch of 11 kiosks installed through Long Island City last year.

Visit LinkNYC for a map of the kiosks citywide.

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Greg Thrasher

I love the entire enterprise….Extremely functional and the potential is unlimited.




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so frustrating

yet another addition that is spending tax dollars on “innovation” before spending tax dollars to fix what we already have. bonus, this innovation attracts perverts! Great job continuing to ruin our city DUMBlasio.




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Steve

Since when did LinkNYC ever cost taxpayer dollars? It’s privately funded, and moreover, generates REVENUE for the city (from Ads).

As far as the loitering perverts, stop hanging around the kiosks. Problem solved.




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MRLIC

To MRIRONY: Occasionally DeBlasio comes up with a decent idea. Every Blue Moon). Why didn’t his staff and the makers of the Kiosks installed in Manhattan figure out Homeless would camp out and watch porn on them. The city had to block sites to prevent that from happening.




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MRIRONY

Yes I agree, de Blasio came up with a great idea then responded quickly once his electorate complained, fixing the problem. Thanks for supporting our mayor!




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MRLIC

The one just off Jackson Ave (little Park) across from Citicorp Building Entrance, was broken last time I looked. I hope they keep up the maintenance on these machines. It is not such a bad idea to have them around,




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MRIRONY

Agreed, they were a great idea on de Blasio’s part. Thanks for supporting our mayor!




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Anon E Mouse

Regrettably, they have become a magnet for homeless. Tourists won’t go near them.




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brooklynmc

OK, poll here. Who has ever used one of these things? Almost everyone has a mobile phone these days. You can charge a phone almost anywhere, like the hallways at Penn Station or at the GAP. Just exactly what are these suppose to be used for?




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learn2read

The kiosks also allow users to make free phone calls, charge their phones, and access maps and city services.

— Posted from my LinkNYC kiosk




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HB

tourists, people with laptops who want to sit in a park, people who need emergency services like 911 but do not have a phone




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Thomas Buckley

When you plug your phone in, will these devices access your address book? I’ll bet they will.




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build more holiday inns for the homeless

These things are a huge eyesore. If I wanted to look at a glowing screen full of worthless text I can just read brooklynmc’s comments.




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