Later in the article: "The city also plans to remain hospitable to the cape-wearing set. CityBridge said it would maintain three existing “Superman pay phones” scattered along West End Avenue, where a small number of traditional phone booths have survived." Also see The Plan to Turn NYC's Old Payphones Into Free Gigabit Wi-Fi Hot Spots (Gizmodo)
"In fact, the pay phone of tomorrow will include no traditional phone at all — nor any payment, for that matter, at least for communication within the United States.Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots - NYTimes.com
But beginning next year, city officials said on Monday, the relics will evolve into something deemed far more practical: thousands of Wi-Fi hot spots across the city, providing free Internet access, free domestic calls using cellphones or a built-in keypad, a charging station for mobile devices and access to city services and directions."