Last call: New York City bids an official farewell to its last public pay phone

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Workers remove the final New York City pay phone near Seventh Avenue and 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. Despite the fanfare, there are still some pay phones standing in the city. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

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New York City pay phones are officially a thing of history. The last public pay phone was removed from the streets of midtown Manhattan on Monday, and is heading straight to an exhibit in a local museum.

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