Kibosh for Kiosks is the Fix for Broken ‘Link’

Chelsea residents have identified four of these kiosks—including the one located in front of Foragers—as attracting users engaged in quality of life issues like panhandling and drug dealing. | Photo by a CCN reader wishing to remain anonymous

Citing longstanding security concerns around public LinkNYC Wi-Fi and charging stations, area leaders have requested the removal and relocation of four of these kiosks along Eighth Ave.

The move has the support of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4), Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, West Chelsea’s 10th Precinct of the NYPD, and the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) of Chelsea’s PS11. But first, they’ll need to resolve some red tape with the kiosk vendor.

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