Telephone Museum Installs New Sign!
No longer must you be standing directly in front of doors to know there's a museum in the vicinity
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 13 2015 1:51 PM ]
Since opening in 1997, The Telephone Museum of New Mexico has been a hidden gem among Albuquerque museums –quite literally, due to its only signage consisting of two dimensional lettering on recessed entrance doors. Alibi is happy to report the long-time-coming of a three dimensional sign outside the downtown museum.
Museum vice-chair Tom Baker was overseeing the sign installation today and predicted that the improved signage would increase museum attendance, which he said has already increased since the removal of the 4th street pedestrian mall. For those who don't know, The Telephone Museum of New Mexico has three full floors of telephones, switchboards, paraphernalia, diaries and phone co. records and much much more. Among the telephones on display are some of the grooviest oddball phones from the '60s and 70's you will ever, ever see.
The Telephone Museum of New Mexico is open from 10:00am to 1:30pm every day and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Admission ranges from 1.00 to 4.00. The museum is located in Downtown Albuquerque at 110 4th NW, north of Central.
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Halloween DWI Checkpoint in Downtown Albuquerque This Saturday Night
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Oct 30 2015 4:19 PM ]
Albuquerque Police want Halloween revelers to know that there will be a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in the Downtown area this Saturday night. Regulars and those living in the area can probably guess that APD will set up their checkpoint at either Central and Broadway or Coal and Broadway. No matter how many news outlets publish this information, APD will still bust some folks driving under the influence. So dress up in your sexy Donald Trump costume and hit the bars downtown, dance, see some music, but if you get too intoxicated to drive—and with the BAC limit at .08%, "too intoxicated" isn't hard to achieve—find another way to get home or to your booty call or dealer's house.
Have a safe Halloween by simply starting your night with a ride from one of Albuquerque's taxi services or, if you're under thirty, Uber. Unfortunately, AAA's Tipsy Tow service appears to have been discontinued in Albuquerque, but Albuquerque Cab does offer a free ride home (10pm-2am, Fri & Sat) through their Tavern Taxi service.
Tavern Taxi: (505)-999-1400
ABQ CAB: (505)-883-4888
Yellow/Checker Cab: (505)-247-8888
Green Cab: (505)-243-6800
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