As the last sentence says, other cities take note.\n\n-\- Michelle\n\n[url]http://www.pcworld.com/article/259119/new_york_city_finds_new_use_for_old_pa[/url]\ny_phones_wifi_hotspots.html\n\nHere's a good idea. New York City wants to repurpose old pay phone kiosks\nby turning the locations into Wi-Fi hotspots across the cityâ€™s five\nboroughs.\n\nMany of these pay phone kiosks have fallen into disrepair as the telephone\ncompanies that used to operate them spend less and less time on their\nupkeep. Residents complain that many of the kiosks have become unsightly\nand crime magnets.\n\nThe city seems to believe that giving a new purpose to these pay phones\naddresses these important concerns, as well as providing more Internet\naccess around the city.\n\nTen locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens were brought online\nWednesday. The city says additional hotspots would be turned on in the\nâ€œcoming months,â€ in places like Staten Island and the Bronx. The service is\nfree and available to passersby within 300 feet of these kiosks. Currently\nthe service includes no advertisements.\n\nThatâ€™s likely not to last: Each installation costs about ,000, and is\nbeing paid for by Van Wagner Communications and Titan Communication, which\nown a majority of the cityâ€™s 13,000 pay phones.\n\nTry a Hotspot Out\nIf you live in or are traveling to New York City, hereâ€™s the official list\nof initial phone kiosk hotspot locations:\n\nBrooklyn\nBrooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill: 545 Albee Square and 2 Smith Street\nQueens\nAstoria: 30-94 Steinway Street\nManhattan\nSoHo: 402 West Broadway\nFur-Flower District: 458 Seventh Avenue\nTheater District-Clinton: 28 West 48th Street\nGrand Central-United Nations: 410 Madison Avenue\nMidtown-Clinton:Â 1609 BroadwayÂ and 1790 Broadway\nUpper West Side: 230 West 95th Street\nOther cities, take note!\n\n\n\n-\-Â \n"With the first link, the chain isÂ forged. The first speech censored,Â the\nfirst thought forbidden, the firstÂ freedom denied, chains us\nallÂ irrevocably." These words wereÂ uttered by Judge Aaron Satie -\- as\naÂ wisdom, and warning. The first timeÂ any man's freedom is trodden\non,Â we're all damaged.