This phone booth has had gay chat lines on it for many years, and it's only ever been a matter of months before it gets some anti-gay slur or rant on it. Then a few more months pass and either the whole thing is wrecked (like in the photo), or the phone company fixes it. It's really disturbing, especially as I consider my neighborhood to be hip and safe (Google 'smith street brooklyn'). But I suppose it's easy to forget the natives are largely older Italian Catholics, and many of them strongly resent the gentrification that has gone on for the past 15 years.
They finally changed the ad to one for Target, I think.