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West End Ave at 90th Street


The West End Ave neighborhood is one of Manhattan's most beautiful and quiet residential neighborhoods.

The majority of buildings along West End Avenue are architecturally distinctive pre-war coops. 
West End Avenue has the longest stretch of pre-war architecture and ambience in Manhattan.
West End Avenue has been designated a historic landmark district. Four old-style sidewalk phone booths are left in New York City, and they are all on West End Avenue, at 101st, 100th, 90th and 66th Streets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Love the phone booth, very nostalgic. Also love West End Avenue.

Mar 19, 2016 09:52 PM #1
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love the architecture in older neighborhoods.  Interesting statistic about phone booths in Manhattan.  Do they still work? Does anyone use a pay phone today?

Have a good day Mitchell J Hall 

Mar 19, 2016 10:57 PM #2
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Mary Yonkers, Thanks you too. 

A company has been converting the street pay phones (kiosks) to Wi-Fi kiosks but they decided to keep the 4 Walk-in phone booths on West End Avenue. They replaced the old phone booths with new ones. I think they work but I will have to go test one. 


Mar 19, 2016 11:23 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Mitchell. What a lovely post and picture. I miss the phone booths and cherish the days when they were everywhere.

Mar 20, 2016 12:05 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Mitchell - I really like the architectural details of the building in your photo and it's interesting to read about the old phone booths in New York City along West End Avenue.  

Mar 20, 2016 02:18 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love the architecture, and love that the phone booths are still there.  A

Mar 20, 2016 03:00 AM #6
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2926 Ave J Brooklyn NY 11210 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Now that a blast from the past - I read somewhere that some of these booths will be converted to wifi stations.  Nice West End Building presented  can't beat the  architecture details of the past - what workmanship.  

Mar 20, 2016 10:45 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I doubt few of us could have contemplated that phone booths would one day become the iconic image of how we often communicated in the past.  Not long ago in my own city, I looked around for awhile while driving and couldn't find a single one.

Mar 26, 2016 06:57 PM #8
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