30 LinkNYC kiosks vandalized, leaving behind shattered structures in Village, Chelsea

David Caplan
April 22, 2019 - 6:19 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Thirty LinkNYC kiosks have been vandalized in Manhattan, mainly in the West Village and Chelsea, leaving a slew of shattered structures along Sixth and Eighth Avenues and West 14th Street, officials said. 

Police are investigating the vanadalism after a security camera captured the person responsible for the damage.

A handful of eyewitness also called the police and provided a description of the person, while another eyewitness submitted photos to authorities via social media. 

A spokesperson for LinkNYC said in a statement, "LinkNYC provides a valuable public service to many of the city's most vulnerable. The most dialed number using the tablet phone app is the EBT customer service line; and in a recent survey of LinkNYC users, 15% of respondents from New York said it is their only high speed internet connection. That number goes up to 29% in some areas of the city. When people vandalize Links, they impede on its ability to fund and deliver these services."

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