Best Phone Booth in the East Village (2008)

THIRD AVENUE BETWEEN 11th AND 12th STREETS

Cell phones are making it harder to find a pay phone when you need one. Not only does the booth on THIRD AVENUE BETWEEN 11th AND 12th STREETS not reek of New York tang, but it faces a spa that makes the location smell like a rain forest. The Strand is around the corner, so if you need conversation fodder, you can read up on any number of subjects before you play the three-minute slot machine.