Gallery: Recalling 1993: NYC’s New Museum Transforms Old Pay Phones int...

  • The New Museum has hijacked the city’s pay phones and transformed them into time machines that allow city-dwellers to make calls 20 years into New York’s past. Anyone strolling along Manhattan’s streets can now walk up to a pay phone, dial 1-855-FOR-1993, and hear a recording that uncovers what a particular neighborhood was like 20 years ago. From navigating the dangerous streets of Times Square to cab drivers fearing for their lives, this project paints a picture that’s quite different from the New York City we know today.

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