Free NYC Electricity
MDC witnessed a funky dude with a drill on 57th opening up the post. Guess what ?
Crafty East Village pedestrians have found an ingenious way to charge their devices on the city’s dime — by using the electric outlets in light poles. Cellphone owners pry open the flap doors on poles like the one pictured on the right. Sometimes they go so far as to hard-wire their own outlets.
“New Yorkers are so resourceful,” said Stephanie Brothers, an employee at the vintage-clothing store What Goes Around Comes Around, near one of the tampered poles.
“I feel like New Yorkers wear blinders and ignore the weirdest things, so I’m sure no one really notices,” she added.