If you look closely, pay phones are still out there – and some of them even work.
In New York City, 5,000 of them have been programmed to play a voice recording of a resident explaining what life was like in that neighborhood in 1993.
The phones have stickers that say "1-855-FOR-1993." Anyone who dials the number will hear stories from artists, writers, chefs, athletes, and actors who describe a New York that was definitely a lot rougher around the edges than it is today.
And, the debate rages on as not everyone is happy about the way things have been cleaned up. Some people actually preferred the “good old days,” when the crime rate was higher and the rats were bigger. (ABC News)