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Subway station police booths

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Anyone stand near a police booth while waiting in the station and notice how filthy and disgusting some of them are? I don't think anyone is tasked with cleaning them and they are wretched with graffiti and grime. Here is one of the nicer examples

 

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Yeah somma those booths look horrid....

Was this intended to be NYPD's version of the Japanese Kōban (police box)?

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These are called Omega booths - not sure why they went with that name though. 

 

Far from the Koban - these aren't really there for passenger assistance. They're placed at the final stations before under-river tunnels. I understand that they're manned on one side or the other at any given time, with monitors overlooking the other end. It's an anti-terror measure - to prevent unauthorized persons from entering the tunnel. 

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