That's not a phone booth

November 12, 2008 5:22:36 AM PST
It can be tough finding a working public phone in New York City -- but you can find a Public Prayer Booth.

The booths are the idea of Dylan Mortimer, a recent graduate of New York's School of Visual Art.

They look like phone booths.

But on the side, there are graphics that show hands -- and the word "prayer" instead of "telephone."

The artist says he wants to spark a dialogue about prayer.

Two of his booths are installed in midtown Manhattan near the entrance to the Roosevelt Island tram.

Inside the prayer booth there's even a flip-down kneeler.