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LinkNYC Users Watching Porn, Doing Drugs on Chelsea Sidewalks, Locals Say

(DNAINFO)  Maya Rajamani | August 30, 2016 — When he arrived in Chelsea with nearly an hour to spare on Thursday, Upper West Sider Michael Lalime stopped at one of the city’s new LinkNYCkiosks.

“It’s awesome,” the 35-year-old said of the kiosk’s free Wi-Fi. “I’m on my way to the first day of a new job, and my phone is almost dead, so I’m charging my phone.”

Still, even the self-avowed fan acknowledged that the kiosks have become something of a hub for the city’s homeless — a common refrain for many critics of the city’s new online portals.

“I mean, yeah, homeless people set up shop around them, but it’s New York City so what do you expect?” he added.

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