The Wi-Fi kiosks were designed to replace phone booths and allow users to consult maps, maybe check the weather or charge their phones. But they have also attracted people who linger for hours, sometimes drinking and doing drugs and, sometimes, boldly watching pornography on the sidewalks. Now, yielding to complaints, the operators of the kiosks, LinkNYC network, are shutting off their internet browsers.
Did I say unexpected? I meant totally expected.
I've looked at the listing, and it's right! -- Joel Halpern